Family-Friendly Tours with istanbulite

Looking for a tour that appeals to kids as much as to parents?

Our partner istanbulite will create a custom itinerary, or recommend one of their existing tours.

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Istanbul for Children

 

Istanbul is a great city to explore with children. With multiple museums ranging from a toy museum to a panoramic museum there is something for children of all ages. 

On our full day tour, kids will have fun discovering antique toys in the famous Toy Museum which is situated on the Asian side of Istanbul in a wooden mansion. The historical underground cistern will mesmerize them with her lighting and huge fish swimming in the water. While Koc Museum’s second floor will teach them all about architecture and mechanics, Panorama 1453 museum will let them create the conquest of Constantinople with amazing visuals and sounds. A colorful day that is both fun and educating!

 

This tour lasts 6-8 hours. Pricing starts at €400. For more information and pricing click here.

I Have Three Days in Istanbul

 

You will start this tour with the perfect orientation to the city: a private yacht tour on the Bosphorus. Following the yacht tour, you explore the modern face of the city as you walk around the most picturesque neighborhoods along the Bosphorus and the up-and-coming ones around Taksim Square & Galata. You will have a chance to appreciate the antique stores around Çukurcuma, visit the first museum dedicated to a novel (Museum of Innocence) and wander among the designer stores of Galata neighborhood. On the following days, you will cover the must-see sights like Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Underground Cistern (a favorite with children) and labyrinth-like Grand Bazaar in the historical peninsula, and appreciate the most beautiful examples of Byzantine mosaics at Chora Museum. 

 

This tour lasts three full days. Pricing starts at €1700. For more information and pricing click here.

I Have Four Days in Istanbul
 

You will start this tour with the perfect orientation to the city: a private yacht tour on the Bosphorus. Next, explore the modern face of the city as you walk around the most picturesque neighborhoods along the Bosphorus and the up-and-coming ones around Taksim Square & Galata. Browse the antique stores around Çukurcuma, visit the first museum dedicated to a novel (Museum of Innocence) and wander among the designer stores of Galata neighborhood. On the following days, you will cover the must-see sights like Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Underground Cistern (favorite of many children) and labyrinth-like Grand Bazaar in the historical peninsula and appreciate the most beautiful examples of Byzantine mosaics at Chora Museum. Kids will also love the Rahmi Koc Museum where one can go into a historical submarine, ride an old train, and learn how a washing machine works. Informative and fun, this is your perfect four days in Istanbul.

 

This tour lasts four full days. From €2100. For more information and pricing click here.

About the founder, Eda Sökmen: 

Born and raised in Istanbul, Eda founded istanbulite, a boutique travel agency which offers custom-made private tours & concierge services. She invites you to see the city as a local, an 'istanbulite'. Eda lived in Los Angeles, between 2003-04, as an exchange student at UCLA. She has traveled through Turkey, U.S., South America, Thailand & Cambodia and Europe and is a travel and history buff.