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Istanbul
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Long known as the city where East meets West, Istanbul’s cosmopolitan past as the meeting point of nationalities, traditions, and regions has ushered in a wonderfully rich present.
Modern Istanbul first opened to the West in the 19th century as the fading Ottoman Empire began a program of rapprochement with European powers. The interplay of those influences today remains visible in a wonderfully diverse mix of neoclassical architecture, Art Nouveau Parisian-style covered passages, Turkish souks, and a vibrant street life of cafes, shops, and fine restaurants. Immerse yourself in dynamic Istanbul with Context's private and small group guided tours.

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Hagia Sophia Tour: Crash Course
3 hrs • Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia Tour: Crash Course

Hagia Sophia Museum

(135)
$330
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Savoring Istanbul Food Tour
3 hrs • Istanbul, Turkey

Savoring Istanbul Food Tour

Spice Bazaar, Bosphorus Ferry, and Kadikoy Market

(75)
$330
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Ottoman Architecture: Istanbul's Magnificent Mosques
3 hrs • Istanbul, Turkey

Ottoman Architecture: Istanbul's Magnificent Mosques

Sehzade Camii and Suleymaniye Camii

(58)
$330
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Topkapi Palace Tour
3 hrs • Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapi Palace Tour

Topkapi Palace

(95)
$330
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Custom Tour of Istanbul
4 hrs • Istanbul, Turkey

Custom Tour of Istanbul

Your choice of sites

(33)
$550 and up
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Golden Horn Tour: Byzantium and Ottoman Empire
3 hrs • Istanbul, Turkey

Golden Horn Tour: Byzantium and Ottoman Empire

Chora (Kariye Camii), Kalenderhane Camii, Sehzadebasi Neighborhood, and Fatih district

(60)
$330
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Istanbul Grand Bazaar Tour: Crossroads of Commerce
3 hrs • Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Grand Bazaar Tour: Crossroads of Commerce

Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar

(25)
$330
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Istanbul Immersion: the Asian Side
3 hrs • Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Immersion: the Asian Side

Bosphorus Ferry, Bosphorus Strait, Asian side, Kuzguncuk Neighborhood, and Uskudar Neighborhood

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$330
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Introduction to Istanbul Tour: Istiklal Street
3 hrs • Istanbul, Turkey

Introduction to Istanbul Tour: Istiklal Street

Taksim Square and Beyoglu Neighborhood

(8)
$330
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History and Continuity in Istanbul
3 hrs • Istanbul, Turkey

History and Continuity in Istanbul

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, Fener Neighborhood, and Balat Neighborhood

(24)
$330
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Topkapi Palace Tour for Kids
3 hrs • Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapi Palace Tour for Kids

Topkapi Palace and Portrait Gallery

(8)
$330
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Istanbul Briefing: Coffee & a Stroll with a Local Expert
2 hrs • Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Briefing: Coffee & a Stroll with a Local Expert

Your Neighborhood

(8)
$305
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Ottoman Indiana Jones: Archaeological Museum for Families
2.5 hrs • Istanbul, Turkey

Ottoman Indiana Jones: Archaeological Museum for Families

Archaeological Museum Istanbul

(6)
$305
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Authentic Tastes: A Curated Lunch
2 hrs • Istanbul, Turkey

Authentic Tastes: A Curated Lunch

Ciya Restaurant

(6)
$160
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Bosphorus Cruise
2 hrs • Istanbul, Turkey

Bosphorus Cruise

Topkapi Palace and Bosphorus Strait

$1,150
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What Context Istanbul Travelers Say
747 Reviews (4.57)

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Claire’s art history expertise and her lifetime of interaction and participation in Turkish culture, history and her US upbringing make her a phenomenal resource for any western English speaking visitors.
Ebru was so informative and we thoroughly enjoyed both tours from her in Istanbul.
Ebru was a fantastic guide, her tour included a right amount of historical context for us to appreciate the Hagia Sophia for its significance in history, culture, religion, and art/architecture. She also provided us with insight on modern day Istanbul political and religious perspectives.