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Old City Tour: From Constantinople to Istanbul

Your Guru: Haktan
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5.0
56 ratings
  • İstanbul
  • Available in English
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes

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 :)

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

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


 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 30 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 (56)

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4.85
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4.91
Rich
30 Jun 2022 Washington
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

One of the best tours and guides!

Negin
28 Jun 2022
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Travelled alone - Jun 2022

Marco
28 Jun 2022
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Travelled alone - Jun 2022

Great experience! Haktan number one. Great information, a pleasant tour with a special guide. Mashalla, grazie mille dall'Italia!

Patricia
28 Jun 2022 Madrid
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Istanbul at night is magical. We visited some hidden gems that I would have not known existed otherwise, or that I would have simply passed by unaware of their incredible place in history. Haktan is a top notch guru: extremely knowledgeable, articulate, and with a healthy dose of “funny”. If only we could stay longer to join more of his walks…

Hudeifer
28 Jun 2022 Copenhagen
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

The tour was really nice!, covered a number of topics and themes. Haktan is an elequent storyteller and kept us well engaged through till the very last minute of the tour.

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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!