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Istanbul Old City Sightseeing Walking Tour

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  • İstanbul
  • Available in: English

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A tip based tour with max 6 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 6 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 our Istanbul Old-City Walking tour to be shown the unmistakable icons as well as the hard-to-find secret spots that make Istanbul so captivating.

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.

Out tour is the best way to really quickly get to know the city, that is why we recommend this tour any first time travelers to Istanbul. Just have a look at some of the benefits of this way of exploring:

• Discover the secret haunts of locals in Sultanahmet and explore the backstreets and hidden gems.

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

• Learn about the Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, 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.


Tour information:

Reservations are required. To confirm your booking we need;

• Full booking name

• Valid mobile number


This activity includes:

• Licensed Tour Guide


PLEASE NOTE: This is a 2.5 hours tip-based tour and subject to availability. This tour aims to give you an overview of the city, its historic attractions, museums, local arts and traditions etc. but we don't visit attractions inside.

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 duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Tour schedule


What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings 79


Dawn Church

1 day ago

My friend and I went on a free walking tour of Istanbul with our guide Erol and he was wonderful, insightful, informative, fun! We booked it last minute after seeing a few sites and realizing we needed more explanation of things, thankfully TemaTour had someone mazing that could guide us on short notice. I cannot count how many times we said "Wow" out loud at all the interesting facts Erol shared with us, and the extra hidden gems he showed us in Istanbul. Also, the invaluable information he gave us about culture and food and getting around tips for when we continue touring on our own. This is the kind of tour you need first thing, schedule this for as soon as you arrive in Istanbul, it will enhance your trip and give you so much knowledge and awareness of everything you will experience in Istanbul. He spend just over 3 hours showing us around. We loved it, be sure to bring extra Lira to give a nice tip, we gave all we had, he earned that and more! Most common tips per person are 20-50euro depending how much you enjoyed your experience. They only take group of up to 6 people, which is much nicer than those 30 people tours. Our tour was just the 2 of us that day!! This experience was priceless! Thanks Erol, for everything!! Dawn & Terra



6 days ago

Erol was a great guide. We spent 3 hours with him and he was very insightful. If you’re looking for a tour of old town... this is the tour!



1 month ago

We had a great time our guide Erol was very knowledgeable and gave us some great tips and recommendations. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to explore Istanbul Old city.



2 months ago

Great tour! 3,5 hours of city history and facts, also the guide has shared his knowledge about hidden places and helped us to plan our stay. Thank you!



2 months ago

Fantastic tour! Our guide Erol was extremely knowledgable and we had a great experience. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who doesn’t want to be stuck in a big group of people as it’s max 6 guests. Best tour we have ever had!



3 months ago

Thank you for a great tour and introduction to beautiful Istanbul! We've really enjoyed it. Sandra

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