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Istanbul old city orientation walking tour

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  • Istanbul
  • Available in: English

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A tip based tour with max 10 people, hence interactive and ensures you get the best Istanbul experience in the company of an expert local professional tour guide.

A tip based tour with max 10 people, hence interactive and ensures you get the best Istanbul experience in the company of an expert local professional tour guide.

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.

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

- Learn about the Sultanahmet Mosque 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

PLEASE NOTE: This is a 2.5 hours tip-based tour and subject to availability. This tour will be giving you an overview of the city, its historic attractions and museums but we don't visit attractions inside.

To confirm your booking we need

-A full name

-A valid mobile number

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Meeting point
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How to find me: Our tour starts in Sultanahmet Square. Exact meeting point and Google Map Location will be provided to your mobile / email after your booking is approved.

Tour schedule

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

Ratings (28)

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Johannes

7 hours ago

Great walking tour with erol! he showed us everything you need to see on your first day in istanbul old town. thanks again!

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Merja

3 days ago

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Juliana Freitas

3 days ago

Elder was very nice! we walked all over the old town istambul! we were in a small group so we could really learn all about the city.

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Franck

4 days ago

Good informative tour with erol. we enjoyed it and glad we learnt about the city and culture instead of just walking around with no idea what to look for. i think the tour could stop before the grand bazar and spice market as there is less history and stories to tell about them but overall we enjoyed the tour and a lot less expensive than the fixed price tours.

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Tom

13 days ago

Erol was really nice an it was one of the best tour guides i‘ve every had! great guy and a great city

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Armando

23 days ago

Great tour

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Heinrich

24 days ago

We really enjoyed the walking tour through the old city of istanbul. our tour guide erol was great, kind and was able to tell us a lot of things about every question we had.

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Jack

2 months ago

Erol was a friendly and knowledgable guide. interesting and interactive tour of the main sites of istanbul. the stop in the spice bazaar to try tea and turkish delight was great!

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Dmitry

2 months ago

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Tomas

2 months ago

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Valerie

2 months ago

Awesome guide! thanks a lot!

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Roberto

3 months 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

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Eduardo

3 months 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.

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Hamish

4 months 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.

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Rodrigo Velarde

4 months ago

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Andrey

4 months 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.

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Graeme

6 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!

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Charlie

6 months ago

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Sheelagh kelly

6 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

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Stephanie

7 months ago

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

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Yuliia

8 months ago

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

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Diana

9 months ago

Excellent walking tour of istanbul.

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

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Emily

9 months ago

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Ali

10 months ago

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Mila

10 months ago

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Özgür

10 months ago

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Catherine

10 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! :)

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Abdelhamid

11 months ago

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

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