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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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5.0
201 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 (201)

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Professionalism
4.97
Fun
4.77
Expression
4.91
Quality
4.95
Route
4.91
Rainer
03 Jul 2022
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Travelled alone - Jul 2022

Flora
03 Jul 2022 Paris
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Travelled alone - Jun 2022

Great tour to get in touche with the city, especially if it is your first visit here. The guide was highly knowlegeable, fun and accessible. It was nice to enter hagia Sofia and have explanations while sitting there. Same for the grand bazar !!

Gustavo
03 Jul 2022 Miami
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Awesome experience. Highly recommended

Vergel
30 Jun 2022 Sønderborg
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Travelled alone - Jun 2022

The best guide and tour to choose if you are new to the city! The history, fun facts, the do's and dont everything! Really had an awesome day booking 2 tours with this Guru!

Lise
28 Jun 2022 Brussels
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Alper was great and we had an amazing morning with him! thank you for everything!

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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!