Old City Tour: From Constantinople to Istanbul

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Haktan
Quality Verified Registered on April 03, 2019

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

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

 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
  • Sokullu Mehmed Pasha Mosque (Hidden Gem!)
  • Nakkaş Cistern
  • Arasta Bazaar
  • Blue mosque (outside)
  • Hurrem Sultan's 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.)

 We look forward to meeting you!

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  • Meeting point:
    Binbirdirek, German Fountain, Atmeyda...
    Binbirdirek, German Fountain, Atmeydanı Cd., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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    In front of the German Fountain with a tour guide tag and a YELLOW BACKPACK.

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).

Tour opinions

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Ilja 25 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022

Wir hatten schon einige Free Walking Touren. Und was soll ich sagen. Diese gehört definitiv zu den Besten. Haktan spricht beneidenswert gut english hat einen feinen Hu...

Marina 20 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022

The tour was outstanding! Haktan is a talented guide and devoted to what he’s doing. The pace of the tour, the information, jokes and other people - everything was enj...

Greg 18 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022

This was our first tour with Haktan, and we absolutely loved it. He is highly intelligent and provides the group with such interesting information about many things. H...

Jake 17 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022

Haktan is amazing, 100% recommend

Eva 10 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022

Haktan is an excellent tour guide! He has so much knowledge about the Istanbul and you can tell that he is very passionate and experienced. He has such a friendly pers...

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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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