Day-Trips & Shore Excursions

For those stopping in Istanbul or in another Turkish city for a day, CTC Turkey offers a wide range of privately-guided full and half-day trips. Let our experienced guides take you to magnificent palaces on the Bosphorus and through the Hagia Sophia.   

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 go 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 get back to your roots with our Jewish or Christian heritage tours. 

What makes CTC Turkey programs so special? All of our day trips are fully-customizable and always private. Your group will never be combined with other tour groups - either in transfer or while on the tour itself.

For those with less time to spare, we know how to fit the highlights into one day while keeping the itinerary relaxed and not overwhelming.  Our small size and 25 years of experience allows us to offer our services at prices oftentimes less than the cost of a large-scale cruise line tour. 

Our experience and nationwide network of professionals give us the opportunity to share hidden gems of Turkey that most day trips and shore excursions miss.  Our current day trips are as follows: