Private half-day Eurasian sightseeing tour - Fat Taxi
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There are countless historical places to see in Istanbul with palaces, forts, mosques, museums and so much more… If you have a limited time and want to see the most famous attractions in Istanbul, the Half-Day Eurasian Sightseeing Tour can be an ideal option.

The Half-Day Eurasian Sightseeing Tour package includes the below steps, but you can customise your trip by letting your driver know which places you want to see. Your driver will be knowledgeable about the areas you will be visiting, so you can also ask him for a little info about each of your stops along the way. At the same time, you can enjoy the city from the comfort of your private vehicle, use the complimentary WiFi and enjoy snacks and refreshments during the ride.

Your driver will be waiting for you in the vehicle during each visit to the below steps.



1. The Pick-up

Your designated driver will pick you up from your desired location in Istanbul and you will start your journey to Dolmabahce Palace or Ortakoy Square depending on your choice.



2. Dolmabahce Palace / Ortakoy Square

Built-in the 19th century, Dolmabahce Palace is one of the most majestic palaces in the world. Originally, the palace was used as a headquarters for state affairs but later on, it acted as a residence for the Ottoman sultans.

Ortakoy Square is a very popular and central part of Istanbul, where you can visit the many stores, cafes and restaurants, or take a walk on the Ortakoy coast with a wonderful view of the Bosphorus.



3. Beylerbeyi Palace

Built by the order of Sultan Abdulaziz, Beylerbeyi was a residence that Ottoman sultans stayed in during the summer. Located right by the Bosporus, the architectural elements of the palace are a mixture of European and Ottoman aesthetic. The palace also has a great botanical garden with a wonderful view of the Bosporus.



4. Camlica Hill

One of the most popular touristic places in Uskudar and in Istanbul, Camlica Hill has an amazing view of the Bosporus as well as vast fields of green and tall trees. There are also cafes and restaurants where you can eat and drink while enjoying the scenery.



5. Rumeli Fortress

Built by the order of Mehmet the Conqueror, the construction of Rumeli Fortress was completed in less than 5 months. The fortress is located in the narrowest part of the Bosporus to achieve the killing blow once Constantinople was sieged and taken over, which is why the fortress is also known as “Bogazkesen”, meaning “throat cutter”, referencing its crucial use in stopping the Byzantine navy after the city’s fall.



6. Drop-off

After Rumeli Fortress, your designated driver will drop you at your desired location.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private car
  • Free WIFI
  • English speaking & knowledgeable driver
  • All taxes and fees
  • Water and snacks for all passenger
  • Fuel and tolls

  • Entrance fees to all attractions
  • Official tour guide (our drivers have local knowledge of the places visited, but they do not tour guides)
  • Tips and gratuities

  • Make sure to check the weather forecast and wear suitable and comfortable clothing and shoes
  • You may want to take sunscreen with you if your tour date forecast is sunny
  • It is recommended to have local currency as local shops and merchants may not accept Euro or credit cards
  • Let us know if you have any special requirements and we will plan your tour to suit your needs

What is the process after booking?

Following your booking, you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive a second mail 1-2 days prior to your journey, containing your driver’s details and pick-up/drop-off information. You can always reach out to us via email or phone if you have additional questions.

Can my pick-up and drop-off places be different?

Yes, though there may be additional charges for certain places such as airports. Detailed info will be provided during the booking process.

Can we stop by a restaurant, café or an additional attraction that we come across along the way?

Of course, the tour is fully customisable during the ride.

What is the cancellation policy?

We provide a 100% refund on cancellations up to 24 hours before the tour date and time.

Can our driver join our visit to attractions and tell us about the places we see?

While our drivers have local knowledge of the areas of visit, they are not qualified tour guides. The drivers will readily wait for you in the vehicle while you visit attractions.