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Discovering the Old Town of Istanbul; including inner visit to Hagia Sophia

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on October 05, 2019

We are a group of licensed English speaking tour guides who works with History Travel. We 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.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

"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 awaken your senses at Egyptian Bazaar. Get suprised by the hidden gems, columns and cisterns.  Learn the culture and customs and see Istanbul from a local's eye.

The route;

- The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
- Hippodrome area
- Obelisk of Theodosius
- Snaked Column
- The Walled Obelisk
- German Fountain
- Blue Mosque
- Haseki Hurrem Baths
- Hagia Sophia - inner visit
- Basilica Cistern
- Soğukçeşme Street
- Gulhane Park (the garden of Topkapı Palece)
- The street of Historical Restaurants of Hocapasa
- Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Market) - inner visit
- The New Mosque
- Eminönü District with views of Suleymaniye Mosque and Galata Tower.


Are you ready to fall in love with Istanbul?


RESERVATION IS REQUIRED because we have a limited space in our tours for a better experience.

We designed this tour for solo travelers, couples and small families. Big group reservations are not accepted.


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 moderate-sized  group for your comfort, we recommend rewarding the guide minimum 10 € \ 10 $ \ 200 Turkish Liras per person for her\his job.

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  • Meeting point:
    Binbirdirek, Atmeydanı Cd. No:46, 341...
    Binbirdirek, Atmeydanı Cd. No:46, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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    In front of the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts. The guide will carry a BLUE FLAG.

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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4.73
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Eva Minaříková 29 Sep 2022
Brno
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Excellent guide, many thanks for all the information and support! Great tips not only for touristing, but also shopping and eating

Aqeeb 28 Sep 2022
Derby
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Brilliant tour of the old town Yasmeen was brilliant and had great local knowledge Would highly recommend

Taryn 26 Sep 2022
Broomfield
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

This tour was fantastic! Our guide, Yazmine, was very informative and from Turkey! She took the time to explain everything to us and make a great route! She gave helpf...

Dalia 25 Sep 2022
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Travelled in group - Sep 2022

He was fun and very informative

Mara 25 Sep 2022
Dubai
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Our tour guide was amazing — very professional and well prepared! Above expectations

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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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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