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Old City Tour: From Constantinople to Istanbul

Your Guru: Haktan
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5.0
118 ratings
  • İstanbul
  • Available in English
  • 2h and 30min

About the Guru

Hello, my name is Haktan. I am a licenced tour guide who is in love with Istanbul! I will take you to some amazing places and tell you their even more amazing stories! I studied in the USA and travelled to more than 30 countries joining the walking tours whenever I had a chance. I always dreamt of doing such tours in Istanbul and I got my tour guiding degree and started... More

Hello, my name is Haktan. I am a licenced tour guide who is in love with Istanbul! I will take you to some amazing places and tell you their even more amazing stories! I studied in the USA and travelled to more than 30 countries joining the walking tours whenever I had a chance. I always dreamt of doing such tours in Istanbul and I got my tour guiding degree and started doing it 3 years ago. So far I've received great reviews and met a lot of amazing people. Looking forward to meeting you! Haktan

About the Tour

I offer this tour in the evenings too in order to avoid the summer heat of Istanbul and to enter Hagiasophia when there's no line. 

Tour details:
We will meet in front of the German Fountain at the Hippodrome.

  • German fountain
  • Hagia Sophia  (inside)
  • Hippodrome 
  • The Walled Obelisk
  • Obelisk of Theodosius
  • Serpent column
  • Ibrahim Pasha Palace
  • Ozbek Sufi Lodge
  • Sokullu Mehmed Pasha Mosque (Hidden Gem!)
  • Little Hagia Sophia ( inside)
  • Nakkaş Cistern
  • Arasta Bazaar
  • Blue mosque (outside)
  • Hurrem Sultan's Hamam (from outside)


 Useful information for the traveler:
- The blue mosque is under restoration, but we will enter the Sokullu and Little Hagia Sophia mosques.
-No ticket is needed for any place we will enter.
-You may want to bring a scarf to enter the mosques.

 We look forward to meeting you!

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: In front of the German Fountain with a tour guide tag and a YELLOW BACKPACK.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are accepted. The maximum number of attendees per booking is 15 people.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

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!

Tour opinions (118)

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Fun
4.88
Expression
4.96
Quality
4.95
Route
4.92
Eren
09 Aug 2022 Schiedam
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

Amazing tour. Haktan was a great tour guide. He explained the history of Istanbul really well and added a pinch of his own personal life. A very professional and fun tour guide. The route was also great. It's a small Rea you visit, but there are lots of stop with a lot of information.

Amanda
09 Aug 2022 Brisbane
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

A great introduction to Istanbul. Haktan was very knowledgeable. This was a Very worthwhile tour. The 7pm start time was ideal to avoid the summer heat and crowds! Thanks Haktan for a great experience!

Lekaa
09 Aug 2022 İstanbul
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

Faizaan
08 Aug 2022 Washington
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Travelled alone - Aug 2022

Haktan is fun, engaging, and immensely knowledgeable. Take this tour you will love it!

Sofia
08 Aug 2022 Porto
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

Great experience walking around the Old Town! Haktan is really knowledgeable and careful in taking care of the group. Will join him on another tour tomorrow :)

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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!