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Discovering the Old Town of Istanbul

Your Guru: Walking Guides
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5.0
137 ratings
  • İstanbul
  • Available in English
  • 3 hours

About the Guru

We are a group of independent, licensed English speaking tour guides who were born and raised in Istanbul. We combine our experience in the field with our endless passion for our beloved city to create the best experience for tourists from all over the world. Make yourself a favour and book one of our walking tours.

We are a group of independent, licensed English speaking tour guides who were born and raised in Istanbul. We combine our experience in the field with our endless passion for our beloved city to create the best experience for tourists from all over the world. Make yourself a favour and book one of our walking tours.

About the Tour

"A rollercoaster journey from mosques to crowded markets, it is a fantastic way to see Istanbul" said one of our clients in the past.
We invite you to discover one of the most amazing cities on earth. This gorgeous city has many interesting stories to be told. Listen it's stories while exploring old town in this walking tour.

Discover the Roman Hippodrome, see the famous Blue Mosque and Haseki Hürrem Baths from outside, visit Hagia Sophia which is  one of the most iconic buildings of the world  and stroll through the labyrinthian streets of Grand Bazaar. Get surprised by the hidden gems, columns and cisterns.  Learn the culture and customs and see Istanbul from a local's eye.

Are you ready to fall in love with Istanbul?

RESERVATION IS REQUIRED because we are keeping our groups small for a better and more intimate experience.

Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. It is replaced with Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Market).

The tour is only in ENGLISH.

Our tours are conducted by professional and licensed tour guides, and it's totally free to book and join the group. Considering that these tours are our guide's full time job to make a living and it will be a small group for your comfort, we recommend rewarding the guide minimum 10 € \ 10 $ \ 150 Turkish Liras per person for her\his job.

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 FLAG.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is not suitable for pets.
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 (137)

5.0
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Professionalism
4.99
Fun
4.77
Expression
4.92
Quality
4.97
Route
4.93
Richard
17 May 2022 Rotterdam
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Travelled in group - May 2022

That was fantastic! Really fascinated by every step of this tour with perfectly balanced historical, cultural and local information. Our guide Cagatay was one of the most knowledgable and professional guides and absolutely the most kind guide I’ve ever met. Thanks for everything. I definitely recommend this tour!

Jonathan
17 May 2022 Mevaseret Zion
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Travelled in couple - May 2022

Angela
16 May 2022 Hamburg
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Travelled alone - May 2022

Brilliant tour.It was one of the best tour that I've ever joined. Super helpful and personable guide with a perfect english. It took 3 hours and every second was valuable.

Natalia
16 May 2022 Gdańsk
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Travelled alone - May 2022

Agnieska
15 May 2022 Warsaw
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Travelled alone - May 2022

It was a great overview of Istanbul.I liked it so much. I can not recommend it enough.

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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!