Istanbul Day Tours & Activities

Sitting on the Bosphorus, the strait of water that divides the continents of Europe and Asia, Istanbul is the only city in the world to span two continents. Its illustrious past leaves a rich legacy of churches, mosques, palaces and museums, complemented by the behemoth Grand Bazaar, aromatic Egyptian Spice Market and colourful street life. Take in the highlights of Istanbul for yourself on a guided day tour or opt for independent exploration with a Hop-On Hop-Off bus pass. After dark discover the city’s culinary scene on a food tour or witness a mesmerising performance of the Whirling Dervishes. Browse our range of Istanbul day tours and activities and book online today, with live availability and instant confirmation.

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Please note that our Istanbul day tours and activities operate independently from our longer multi-destination tours in Turkey.

Next Departures - Istanbul Day Tours and Excursions

ExcursionDurationNext DepartureFrom USD
Whirling Dervish Show in Istanbul 90 minutes 21 Nov 2017 USD $28.80
Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Varies 18 Nov 2017 USD $35.66
Bosphorus Cruise and the Egyptian Bazaar Varies 19 Nov 2017 USD $40.00
A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food Tour 4 hours 30 minutes 20 Nov 2017 USD $50.00
Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Cruise 5 hours 30 minutes 1 Apr 2018 USD $54.03

Small-Group: Istanbul in One Day

8 hours
FROM USD $85.00

Spend a day exploring Istanbul and visiting its six most famous attractions on this small group...

Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Varies
FROM USD $35.66

Explore Istanbul with the flexibility of a Hop-On Hop-On bus, allowing you to take in the city’s...

Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Cruise

5 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $54.03

Enjoy an afternoon cruise taking in Istanbul’s key sights along the Bosphorus Strait and into the...

A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food Tour

4 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $50.00

Embark on a culinary journey through the streets of Istanbul with this street food tour while...

Private Tour: Istanbul in One Day

8 hours
FROM USD $112.68

Take in the very best of Istanbul on this full day private tour, including the world-famous Blue...

Istanbul Evening Food Walking Tour

3 hours
FROM USD $102.05

Spend an evening discovering the flavours of Turkish cuisine on a gastronomic tour of Istanbul,...

Bosphorus Cruise and the Egyptian Bazaar

Varies
FROM USD $40.00

Get lost in Istanbul’s colourful and aromatic Spice Bazaar and then enjoy a cruise along the...

Whirling Dervish Show in Istanbul

90 minutes
FROM USD $28.80

Witness Turkey’s famous whirling dervishes at a performance of the centuries-old Mevleviye...

Planning a longer visit to Turkey?

Browse some of our popular multi-day trips that spend a day or more in Istanbul. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Istanbul on a bespoke touring itinerary to Turkey, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.

Turkey Day Tours and Excursions

Tour the natural delights of Pamukkale and Cappadocia, see the city sights in Istanbul or visit Roman ruins from Turkey's popular coastal resorts of Izmir, Marmaris and Kusadasi with our range of fun day tours and activities.