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Istanbul free walking tour

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  • Istanbul
  • Available in: English

About the guru Tematique

I am a professional local tour guide and live in Istanbul. I have all about Istanbul and would like to show you around.

I am a professional local tour guide and live in Istanbul. I have all about Istanbul and would like to show you around.

About the tour

Istanbul is a beautiful city, but it pays to know where to look. Join this Istanbul Free Orientation Walking tour to be shown the unmistakable icons as well as the hard-to-find secret spots that make Istanbul so captivating.

- Discover the secret haunts of locals in Sultanahmet, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and explore the backstreets and hidden gems.

-Visit Caferaga Medrese from 16th Century and now is handicraft center

- Explore the labyrinth that is the Grand Bazaar and local markets included Spice Bazaar

- Wander through the Old Book Bazaar, and the Flea Market, one of the oldest markets in Istanbul

- Explore the Suleymaniye Mosque with a local and gain insight into Islam

- Be stunned by stellar views of Istanbul and hear tales of both Byzantine and Ottoman drama and intrigue.

Get the most out of Istanbul in the company of an expert local guide. As we tour Istanbul, your guide will point out places to get the best local snacks and coffee, as well as show you the main points of interest along the way.

This tour is free and tip based, all our guides are professional licensed and volunteer. You will decide the worth of this tour by your tips are given to your guides.

This activity includes:

Local Guide - City Map

Meeting point
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How to find me: Our meeting point is ATM machine for DENIZBANK which is on the same street with " Underground Basilica Cistern" (Yerebatan Sarnıcı) and opposite to " Haqia Sophia Hotel Istanbul Old City". Your guide will be waiting for you with Tematique Tour sign.

Tour schedule


What's the price? All tours listed on GuruWalk are based on tips. Bookings are completely free of charge.

Ratings (17)



4 days ago

Erik was very helpful and he explained a ton of interesting facts about istanbul. if you had the chance, you should go with him



8 days ago

Me gustó mucho el tour x que el guía sabía mucho y ponía mucha pasión en su trabajo. aprendí muchas cosas y me divertí todo el tiempo. creo que es la mejor manera de comenzar los paseos en una ciudad nueva.



18 days ago

Excellent tour. we have done free walking tours all over europe, and this was the best we have done. erol was very friendly and full of information, and happy to take our group even though we were the only people who showed up on the day.


Rodrigo Velarde

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1 month ago

We took this fwt on the 11th of june. the tour was interesting and informative, although i see some space for improvement in the way the information is submitted to the group: for a european listener it is hard ti distinguish one sultan from another without any parallel to the known dates or events.



3 months ago

We had a tour booked for april 17th. at midnight he emailed to say it was postponed until the 18th. we turned up at the right place and time, he didn't show up and didn't answer his phone or emails. very poor service and frankly, that's just rude. highly not recommended!



3 months ago


Sheelagh kelly

3 months ago

We did a wonderful free 3 hourwalking tour in english with erol on monday 9th april at was very interesting and informative tour which we throughly brought us all over the old city and showed us so many sights. he was great company too and it was a very pleasant way to spend the we would definitely recommend this tour. sheelagh and con



4 months ago

Really good guide who made the tour very interesting and fun!



5 months ago

The only positive thing was the company answered to emails timely.



6 months ago

Excellent walking tour of istanbul.

my guide, tolga, was friendly and very informative! and spoke perfect english



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7 months ago

It was a great tour, the perfect amount of time, we saw and learnt a lot of interesting things, i recommend! thank you very much! :)



8 months ago

He is really professional guide, he has a lot of information about historical places in istanbul.

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