İstanbul In Depth


We explore the legendary Constantinople, masterpieces of the last two millenniums, walk the timeless streets, eating at exotic places, staying at the Sultan’s neighbourhood. One can easily spend weeks with intense content in İstanbul. Your tour in Istanbul can be the major highlights or based on special interests from arts to cooking. Hike’n Sail guides have special expertise areas on different areas and topics, such as Constantinople, Galata, Prince Islands, Bosphorus, Christian Heritage, Jewish Heritage, walking tours, iconography, culinary experiences, street food, festivals, textiles, handicrafts, art galleries, gay friendly environments and many others.

Trip Information

Trip Lighlights

  • Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Bosphorus
  • Topkapı Palace, Golden Horn, Beyoğlu nightlife
  • Chora Church, Street food, Live music
  • Cooking classes, Walking tours, Boat trips
  • Underground tours, Academic conferences
  • Art galleries, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market

Trip Cost

The cost of this trip depends on the number of days.

Group Size

Maximum 12 people

Trip Duration

We suggest 3 to 7 days

Trip begins / ends

İstanbul, Turkey


İstanbul, Turkey

What’s Included?

  • Quality accommodation in a charming boutique hotel.
  • Meals of choice with great representation of Turkish Cuisine.
  • All  airport transfers, public transportation, cabs in İstanbul.
  • Certified professional guide.
  • Parking fees, guide’s expenses, etc.
  • Entrance fees to museums and archeological sites

Best time to go

This trip runs all year round. İstanbul has charm under any condition. We used to hate March for being windy, rainy and cold, but now the climate is changing, that we don’t have a specific month to avoid any more.

Who would love this trip?

Visiting İstanbul can be a part of another trip, or be the trip itself. The capital of Roman and Ottoman Empires, city on 2 continents has got bigger, noisy and populated but never disappointed a visitor who is looking for charm, cultural diversity, hospitality, good services and great food. If you are this person you’d love to visit İstanbul



Four Seasons Sultanahmet İstanbul

Visit a one-of-a-kind luxury hotel retreat in Istanbul’s oldest district. Travel in time with visits to the 6th-century St. Sophia, the 15th-century Topkapi Palace and the 17th-century Blue Mosque, just a five-minute walk from our Sultanahmet luxury hotel in Istanbul’s Old City.  

Galata Anemone Hotel İstanbul

Anemon Galata Hotel serves in a building with a second degree historical monument status which is restored to its authentic state. Especially the ceiling decorations at the rooms are worth seeing. The hotel is conveniently located right next to Galata Tower, at a walking distance from İstiklal Street, with a clear view of historical sites like the Spice Market, Topkapı Palace and St. Sophia. The hotel features a restaurant, bar and wine boutique, non-smoking rooms, LED TV, free of charge tea and coffee, iron/ironing board at the rooms, free of charge safe box at the rooms.

Ottoman Hotel Imperial İstanbul

Offering charming views of Hagia Sophia Museum, this special class hotel is within easy walking distance of Sultanahmet Square. Free Wi-Fi and elegant accommodation is available.

Rooms at Ottoman Hotel Imperial feature traditional Turkish rugs and wooden floors. Chic, dark wood furniture decorates each room.

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