Discover Istanbul

Stopovers • City Sightseeing • Shore Excursions • Backstreet Walks

What makes Danytur programs so special? All of our mini trips and stopovers are fully-customizable and always private. Your group will never be combined with other tour groups - either in transfer or while on the city tour itself. With over 25 years of experience and a developed nationwide network, we have the opportunity to share the hidden gems of Turkey that most day-trips, shore excursions and walking tours miss.


Istanbul Stopovers

Both long layovers and stopovers allow travelers time to get out of the airport and discover a place on the way to their flight’s ultimate destination. With its central location as a bridge between eastern and western cultures, Istanbul is a popular place for a stopover. We can help you take advantage of your extra hours to see the city in a comfortable and authentic way. Whether you choose a hotel nearby the airport or in the center of the city, we can help you meet local guides, taste local flavors and see unforgettable sights.


City Sightseeing

Let our experienced guides take you to magnificent palaces on the Bosphorus, through the Old City and bazaars with vibrant colors and pungent flavors, and even across both continents or to the serene islands. Danytur offers a wide range of privately-guided full and half-day trips. Let us whisk you away for a spectacular evening drive, or try a hands-on Turkish culinary experience in the home of a local chef. Peruse the labyrinthine Grand Bazaar, or travel back in time for a horse-drawn carriage ride in the scenic Princes' Islands. Take a romantic stroll through laid-back yet chic waterfront Bebek, or have a spiritual day with one of our religious heritage tours - the site of modern-day Istanbul has been an important location in Christian, Jewish and Muslim history.

Shore Excursions

Travelers who have cruise arrangements in Istanbul, Kuşadası (for visiting Ephesus) or any of Turkey’s other important ports of call (Izmir, Bodrum, Marmaris, Antalya, etc.) as part of a cruise itinerary may have less time to spare. We know how to fit the highlights into one day while keeping the itinerary relaxed and not overwhelming. Our intimate size and over a quarter-century of experience allow us to offer private services at a good value. Even more advantageous, you can skip the crowds and mass bus tours waiting for you at the dock, and go off to see the city with a local guide who will be both entertaining and sensitive to the needs of you and your private group.

Backstreet Walks

With our private walking tours around Istanbul’s hidden corners and unexplored districts, you can discover the city and its secret hideaways like a local, get a feel for the city on foot, and best of all, hear stories from your guide to make it all come alive. This is a way to see beyond the city’s well-beaten tourist track. These walking adventures are always conducted to go at your pace, and to stop and discover what you want to see, while getting an intimate look at Istanbul’s neighborhoods with your local guide, and seeing varied and unique sides of this wonderful city we call home.