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The best guruwalks in İstanbul (44 / 58)

The tour of ISTANBUL Old City; Byzantine and Ottoman Tales
GuruWalk Original The tour of ISTANBUL Old City; Byzantine and Ottoman Tales
1505 ratings
5.0
Duration: 3h
Starts at: 10:00

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Guru: Walking Guides
 Fener-Balat Walking Tour by Art Historian
GuruWalk Original Fener-Balat Walking Tour by Art Historian
354 ratings
4.9
Duration: 2h and 30min
Starts at: 10:30

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Guru: Kubratheguide
🏆 Original Free Tour in Istanbul
🏆 Original Free Tour in Istanbul
2191 ratings
4.7
Duration: 3h
Starts at: 10:15, 10:30 and 1 more

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Guru: VİAURBİS
2 Continents 1 City: From Europe to Asia Free Tour
2 Continents 1 City: From Europe to Asia Free Tour
913 ratings
5.0
Duration: 2h and 45min
Starts at: 10:00

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Guru: Haktan
Old City Essentials-Highlights- Cultural Free Walking Tour of Istanbul
Old City Essentials-Highlights- Cultural Free Walking Tour of Istanbul
807 ratings
4.9
Duration: 2h and 30min
Starts at: 13:30

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Guru: guide4istanbul
Balat & Fener Walking Tour(Easy Access by Ferry)
Balat & Fener Walking Tour(Easy Access by Ferry)
178 ratings
4.8
Duration: 2h
Starts at: 09:30, 10:30 and 6 more

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Guru: iWalk
Local & Middle Eastern Food Tour in Istanbul
Art and Culture
Local & Middle Eastern Food Tour in Istanbul
32 ratings
4.8
Duration: 2h
Starts at: 13:45, 15:30 and 8 more

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Guru: iWalk
Istanbul Combo: Old City & Grand Bazaar
History and Conflicts
Istanbul Combo: Old City & Grand Bazaar
115 ratings
4.9
Duration: 2h and 30min
Starts at: 14:00

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Guru: Istanbulian Guides
Istanbul Essentials in 1.5 Hours with Small Group!
Istanbul Essentials in 1.5 Hours with Small Group!
15 ratings
5.0
Duration: 1h and 30min
Starts at: 10:00

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Guru: Istanbulian Guides
Taksim to Galata Tower via Istiklal Street
Taksim to Galata Tower via Istiklal Street
187 ratings
4.6
Duration: 1h and 45min
Starts at: 09:15, 14:30 and 3 more

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Guru: iWalk

16,689 opinions from other walkers about İstanbul tours
4.85
16689 ratings
Juliette 27 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Emre is a very good guide. He knows all. He was able to answer our questions. After the tour we got a lot of good tips and tricks. Emre, we really enjoyed the tour! We will recommand you. Thans you
Istanbul Essentials in 1.5 Hours with Small Group!
Isabella 06 Feb 2024
Sayreville

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
The guru cancelled our tour the night before due to lack of attendees, although the site says there is no minimum amount of attendees. They rescheduled to a new date that I couldn’t attend. I was able to book another walk that morning.
Best of ISTANBUL Old City - Walking Tour 2024
Noah 16 Jan 2024
New York

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
Garby is awesome! So knowledgeable and fun to tour with. I highly recommend. He’s the man.
Basilica Cistern Guided Tour "Skip The Line"
Arne 06 Jan 2024
Germersheim

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Hilal was very nice and took time to show us everything we liked to see.
Life of The Local People On The Asian Side
Joshua 22 Nov 2023
New York

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
It was very informative, Hakan was very knowladgable about his home town. We enjoyed a lot! Especially for the first day in Istanbul it was a good orientation to the city! Highly reccomended
History & Daily Life of Istanbul
Marta 17 Nov 2023
Lleida

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
The tour was great! Fatih knows everything there is to know about local gastronomy and you get to try many types of food which you could hardly do in the touristic zone. If you are really looking to know turkish gastronomy, this is your tour.
Local & Middle Eastern Food Tour in Istanbul
Mehul 13 Nov 2023
Doha

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Travelled in family - Oct 2023
Garbi is the Guru, knowledgeable and accommodating.
Basilica Cistern and Blue Mosque Guided Tour "Skip The Line"
Cheri 25 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Excellent history knowledge, fun facts and accommodating. Highly recommend Garbi!!!
İstanbul Old City Tour, the Wonders of City
Sara 24 Jul 2023
Munich

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Travelled alone - Jul 2023
This was one of the best walking tours ever. Anil is sweet, smart and fun. He is very well informed and super flexible. Awesome guy! Absolutely recommended ❤️
The essentials of İstanbul in 2h - Free Walking Tour

Best things to do in Istanbul

Istanbul, the capital of Turkey, is one of the most intriguing destinations on the planet, as its geography makes it an interesting cross between East and West.  It was first called Byzantium and later on, was changed to Constantinople before being renamed as the current day Istanbul, an economic and cultural mecca and also the highest populated city in the country. Istanbul was a strategic location for several empires over its history, such as the Roman, Byzantine or the Ottoman. With this history, the city enjoys a rich cultural and architectural history. 


In Istanbul, the free tours take place every day, at different times of day, from the morning to the afternoon and evening so you can adapt and get to know the city at your pace. You can also choose from different tours in different languages that will take you to different monuments or neighborhoods of Istanbul. Reserving your tour is free and you can do as many tours as you’d like while you are there. 


The gurus are reviewed by other walkers who have done their free-walking tours and their opinions are all written in an easy-to-read manner online. If you want to get to know Istanbul’s iconic places like Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, the Hagia Sofia Cathedral, the Uskudar neighborhood, the Bosphorus of Istanbul and information about its boat rides, Galata Tower and its incredible views over the city, the Blue Mosque, the Hamam Aga Hamami, the Palace Topkapi and many more, you can’t miss the opportunity to do one of these incredible free walking tours that will let you discover the hidden charm of this city where East meets West.


If you would like to book tours for free in other Turkish cities, check out the available tours in Antalya, Mardin or Midyat.

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