Is it suggested to have a tour guide in Istanbul?

Is it suggested to have a tour guide in Istanbul?

Why should I have a tour guide in Istanbul?

galata tower istanbul

Istanbul view – The Galata Tower

A tour guide in Istanbul will know well to share the rich history and tell you about the abundant diversity of Istanbul.
Istanbul is considered the entrance gate of Turkey, is responsible for fascinating its visitors, making it the 5th most popular tourist destination in the world. Due to its geographical position between
Europe and Asia, Istanbul offers an unforgettable experience for its travelers, with its colorful daily life and dynamic nightlife. The city’s beautiful skyline combines historic sites and monuments such as Roman aqueducts, Byzantine churches, Venetian towers, palaces from the Byzantine and Ottoman period.


Visiting Istanbul and going out aimlessly, discovering streets, flavors, and people is what makes it interesting when traveling, however, to adequately discover Istanbul, with a local guide is the guarantee that you won’t miss a thing of this magical city. If you are coming only once to Turkey it’s better to have a private service in all countries so you can enjoy the trip as you want. 

a view of private guided istanbul tour june 2021

Dolmabahce Palace private Tour – July 2021

Benefits of having a private guide in Istanbul!

A private tour with a knowledgeable and experienced tour guide offers an unforgettable experience for its travelers,  private daily

Istanbul tour will give you a chance of flexible tour itinerary which you can customize by considering your own interests regarding the city, and also show you hidden gems that you would never hear it if wasn’t for your guide!

For a curious traveler, a private guiding service is a golden opportunity to live commentary in museums with all basic knowledge and more details if you prefer.
But only an experienced tour guide will have a will guess about your level of interest regarding the issue and the site you are visiting so the service of every guide will not be the same quality.

A tour guide can answer your questions and is able to suggest things that match your interests, both before and during your trip! In places that are exceptionally rich in historical or cultural significance, an educated tour guide can offer a depth of experience and knowledge to which no guidebook, audio guide, or plaque-reading will come even close.

A view of private Guided istanbul tour

GIT’s Guide and guests taking the metro.


A good guide can explain the stories behind the monument, temple, or statue and is always up-to-date with the facts.

A flexible tour itinerary is the most privileged feature of having a private tour guide in Istanbul. Even during the tour, you can make changes to your tour itinerary, the facilities provided by the tour guide is:

Save time;

– Safety;

No stress planning the tours;

Avoid troubles with the language barrier;

Dodge long queues for tickets in museums;

– Explore new places

Besides these benefits a private local guide will give you a chance to maximize the duration of your experience by informing the distance, providing faster transportation, and better routes to walk in the beautiful monuments Istanbul. With a professional aspect, our guides will tell you the best time to take photos in each location which will be worth remembering for your life and keeping as a memory.

A view of Our Guided İstanbul Tour

Tour at Dolmabahçe Palace


What is the cost of a tour in Istanbul?

A tour guide in Istanbul’s cost will depend on the tour type and how many people, at Guided Istanbul Tours we can suggest you to check our best seller tour on TripAdvisor named as ‘ BEST OF ISTANBUL: 1, 2 OR 3-DAY PRIVATE GUIDED ISTANBUL TOUR ‘ and see our price policy for group of maximum 8 people.

For more details and more crowded groups, you may contact our team, we have available private daily Istanbul tours and Group Tours!




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  1. avatar
    Posted by antonio ortega| 28/11/2022 |Reply


    we will be arriving IST on december 21 and we have a 12 hour layover. i need a driver/guide to tour istanbul for 8 hours. there are 4 of us. we will be arriving IST airport at 2pm and we prefer to return to the airport by 10 pm. we like a tour of the sultanahmet area and the bazaar. how much will this cost. thank you.

    • avatar
      Posted by Guided Istanbul Tours| 28/11/2022 |Reply

      Dear Antonio

      Thanks for writing us. Private Istanbul Layover tour details was send via email to your mail address.
      Please feel free to contact our team to plan Guided trip in Turkey.
      Best regards

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