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Old City Tour: From Constantinople to Istanbul
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. I have three different tours and there is no overlap between them. If you do all of them, I will declare you an Istanbul guru :) Looking forward to meeting you! Haktan
Would you like to capture the essence of this city in a fun and informative way in couple of hours? Then this tour is a must-do for you! Its time is arranged for the easiest entrance to Hagia Sophia because the line is usually much shorter in the evenings.
Capital city of both Roman and Ottoman Empires, Istanbul has a lot to tell you about those civilizations. While visiting its Hippodrome and talking about the monumental columns and obelisks on it we will talk about the Roman heritage in the city. Visiting one of the most elegant mosques of Architect Sinan, we will have a chance to see a classic Ottoman Mosque and talk about its past and present. We will also see a traditional Bazaar, a Hamam, learn about the Blue Mosque take amazing photos and finally enter Hagia Sophia. Its definitely the highlight of this city and the highlight of this tour. I will finish the tour in its courtyard so whoever wants can go back inside and spend more time in beautiful Hagia Sophia after the tour.
- German fountain
- Hagia Sophia (INSIDE)
- The Walled Obelisk
- Obelisk of Theodosius
- Serpent column
- Ibrahim Pasha Palace
- Sokullu Mehmed Pasha Mosque (Hidden Gem!)
- Nakkaş Cistern
- Arasta Bazaar
- Blue mosque (outside)
- Hurrem Sultan Hamam (from outside)
Useful information for the traveler:
-No ticket is needed for any place we will enter.
-You may want to bring a scarf to enter the mosques.
-When the tour ends you will be able to pay the guru whatever you consider fair. Some will pay €10, others $50. It's up to you! (minimum contribution is €10 per person around the world.)
-The agency for my tours is Eyupsultan Travel A-10425
We look forward to meeting you!
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Binbirdirek, German Fountain, Atmeyda...Binbirdirek, German Fountain, Atmeydanı Cd., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
In front of the German Fountain with a tour guide tag and an ORANGE UMBRELLA.
1Outside visitHippodrome of Constantinople
3Free admissionSokullu Mehmet Paşa
4Outside visitBlue Mosque
5Outside visitArasta Bazaar
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).