More photos
  • Suleymaniy

Free Tour of the City Old Town

Your guru: Zana
Questions? Contact with Zana

Zana
  • İstanbul
  • Available in: Spanish

About the guru Zana

Hi, I'm Zana. :) I am a young man who has just finished his career in Spanish and Hispanic Philology and I would like to show my city to the visitors of Istanbul :). I was born in Istanbul and I have been telling the history, culture and beauty of my city to others for 5 years, and in this way also knowing the culture of new friends. :) That is my great hobby. I am a very so... More »

Hi, I'm Zana. :) I am a young man who has just finished his career in Spanish and Hispanic Philology and I would like to show my city to the visitors of Istanbul :). I was born in Istanbul and I have been telling the history, culture and beauty of my city to others for 5 years, and in this way also knowing the culture of new friends. :) That is my great hobby. I am a very social person, I like traveling, adventures, making new friends, learning languages, playing sports and much more :). I am a lover of Spanish, Mexican and Italian cuisine, including paella, croquettes, tacos, mole, pozole, pizza and pasta :). In my tours I will take you to the most emblematic places and not so easy to reach, so you will feel like locals of this city .... (which makes this tour magnificent!) :)

About the tour

We will start by visiting the Spice Bazaar where you will enjoy seeing the beauty of many types of spices, teas and Turkish sweets. Then we will visit the popular market, we will feel the culture and enjoy many kinds of food, you will see in this market a wide range of colors.

Then we will get on the ferry and take a tour of the Golden Horn River, from the ferry we will see many stories of this beautiful city. After finishing the ferry tour, we will get off at Eyup Sultan. This is a humble, mystical and traditional neighborhood, where we will visit the neighborhood mosque. We will climb the cable car to reach the hill of Pierre Loti, from where you can enjoy the full view of the Golden Horn and listen to its history, accompanied by a tea and Turkish cookies that are essential to try them! :)

For lunch we will go to a very local and typical restaurant, and there we will taste the wonders of Turkish cuisine. After lunch we will visit the Süleymaniye Camii Mosque, where the tomb of Soleimán El Magnífico and that of his family are located.

During the tour we will use public transport such as bus, tram, cable car and ferry, which are very comfortable. This will make you feel like a local :)

---

The list of places we will visit are:

1. Eminonu Neighborhood

2. Bazaar of herbs and spices

3. Popular Market of Eminonu

4. Galata Bridge

5. Cruise to the Historic River of Golden Horn

6. Eyup Sultan neighborhood

7. Cable car to Pierre Loti Hill

8. The Grand Mosque of Soleiman

---

Additional information: To travel by public transport in Istanbul, you must have the Istanbulkart card, the which can be easily obtained in the yellow machines that are in the tram, subway and ferry stations.

The card costs 6 lira without balance. As we will use 4 times public transport, it must be charged with 12 lira per person. Keep in mind that yellow machines only accept tickets, so if you want to load it with 12 lira you will have to load 15 lira, if it is 24 lira you will have to load 25 lira.

A card can be used for a group, for example if you come as a couple it is enough that you get only one transport card and charge 25 lira. See you! :)

Meeting point
Open in Google Maps
Google on white
How to find me: In front of the entrance of the Spice Bazaar with the black t-shirt
Tour duration: 4 hours

Tour schedule

Es

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 €5, 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 (6)

72f30bfa09be957aeccb8cd7eb62a81d

Miriam

4 days ago

Genial!!!!Zana habla castellano a la perfección, superpuntual y Disfruta con lo que hace y eso se nota! El tour es fantástico si quieres ver realmente la cultura de la ciudad. Un abrazo y sin duda repetiríamos mil veces!

B76da7f29b0714acaef6aa23056850c0

Jorge

12 days ago

El recorrido con Zana fue muy interesante, visitamos lugares locales que nunca hubiésemos visitado, fue un excelente guía nos explicó mucho acerca de su ciudad la historia de Turquía , muy recomendable!

6df2ea251fa2c45975eecd327072d53b

Sofia Sorribas

13 days ago

Recomendable 100% encantador y atento Es largo pero merece la pena :)

Bcce11d8a1f966e07e52c2d41a8a6fc3

Natalia

19 days ago

Zana ha sido un guía muy bueno, hemos visto lugares que sin él no habríamos descubierto. Es una persona amable y predispuesta a ayudar. Un tour diferente y muy recomendable, fuera del circuito habitual.

78d2d62c2b903cbc44e93b583ed58bb3

Agustín

19 days ago

Muy buen tour y Zana muy atento en todas las explicaciones y preguntas q le hicimos sobre sus costumbres y cultura.

F6f262d45804ba705a836a24490cb40f

Miguel white

21 days ago

El tour es muy bueno,Zana muy predispuesto a todo,te cuenta lo que vas sentis como un local gracias Zana.

(6 Ratings) Rate this tour