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Discovering the Old Town of Istanbul; including inner visits to Hagia Sophia and Grand Bazaar

Your Guru: Walking Guides
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  • 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 area, see the famous Blue Mosque and Haseki Hürrem Baths from outside, visit iconic Hagia Sophia, 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.

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 $ \ 100 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 umbrella.

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.

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Tue, 30 Nov 10:00
  • English
    Thu, 02 Dec 10:00
  • English
    Sat, 04 Dec 10:00

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 (101)

By category
Professionalism
5.0
Fun
4.86
Expression
5.0
Quality
5.0
Route
4.98
Elhana 11/25/2021

Çağatay was an incredible Istanbulite tour guide. He was able to compress so much information about the history of the city within 3 hours and brought the city of Istanbul to life. He always answered our questions, and we were always satisfied with his answers. I particularly enjoyed the way he explained little things about Istanbul life, such as why there are so many cats and dogs, what is expected of the hamam experience, the value of gold in investment and weddings, and so much more! I really appreciated his time and knowledge. I would recommend this tour to everyone for this reason!

Jacob 11/18/2021

Naomi 11/18/2021

Brian 11/17/2021

It was an excellent tour in the historical center of Istanbul. Our guru was Chatay.He was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He was open to all our questions and his recommendations helped us so much.

laura 11/17/2021

5.0
101 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
101 ratings