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Discovering the Old town of Istanbul

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  • İstanbul
  • Available in English
  • 3 hours

About the Guru

We are a group of English speaking, licensed tour guides who have passion for Istanbul. We love to share information about the history, culture and traditions of our city. Discover Istanbul with us.

We are a group of English speaking, licensed tour guides who have passion for Istanbul. We love to share information about the history, culture and traditions of our city. Discover Istanbul with us.

About the Tour

Istanbul is one of the most fantastic cities in the world. The old town of Istanbul was the capital of great empires and the dream of the conquerers. It has many stories to be told. Explore the old town with a local guide and hear its stories in this tip based free walking tour. In this walking tour we will discover the Roman Hippodrome area, see the famous Blue Mosque and iconic Hagia Sophia from outside, stroll through the labyrinthian streets of Grand Bazaar, visit the fabulous mosque of Sultan Süleyman (Süleymaniye) and end up the tour at Spice Market in Eminönü. Learn the culture and customs and see Istanbul from a local's eye.

We are keeping our groups small for a better and more intimate experience. 

Please note that; Reservation is required. Please apply with full names. We walk about 4 km (2.8 miles) in this tour, please wear comfortable shoes. 

Our tours run as scheduled.No matter if it rains or snows, our guide will be there. If it is rainy do not forget your umbrella.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: In front of the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts. The guide will carry a blue umbrella.

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Tue, 03 Aug 09:30
  • English
    Thu, 05 Aug 09:30
  • English
    Tue, 10 Aug 09:30

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 (64)

Assunta Perone 07/30/2021

I really liked our tour, it was very interesting and thanks to my guru, I know much more about the Turkish history and culture. I 100% recommend him

Sebastian 07/25/2021

I am truly thankful to my guide for this wonderful tour.It was an enriching experience.I recommend this tour to everyone who want to enjoy this exciting city.

vlad 07/22/2021

It was absolutely amazing.I loved the route so much though it was a little bit tiring.Our guide was also amazing.I really liked to listen Istanbul from him.At the end of the tour I felt like I am very familiar to Istanbul.

adem 07/21/2021

As a Turkish who lives abroad for years ,I found this tour quite useful for first timers.Even for me the tour was full of interesting facts and stories.I will recommend this tour to all my friends who will visit Istanbul.

Katarina Mladenovic 07/20/2021

The tour was very fun and informative, we enjoyed it very much! The guide is very interesting, knowledgeable and professional, he had answers to all of our questions. He even helped us with our public transport cards :) We definitely recommend this tour!

5.0(64) Ratings

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!

5.0(64) Ratings