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Strolling through the Old Town of Istanbul; from city icons to colourful bazaars

Your Guru: Walking Guides
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  • İstanbul
  • Available in English
  • 3 hours and 15 minutes

About the Guru

Hi! We are Yasemin and Çağatay. We are English speaking licensed professional 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.

Hi! We are Yasemin and Çağatay. We are English speaking licensed professional 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 tranquil 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. Find out why all emperors who ruled this city chose Istanbul as their capital. This gorgeous city has many interesting stories to be told. Listen it's stories while exploring old town in this tip based walking tour.
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 Camii), dive into local Tahtakale market area and awake your senses with the smells of Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar) in Eminönü. 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.N

The tour is only in ENGLISH.

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 accepted. The maximum number of attendees per booking is 10 people.
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
    Sat, 25 Sep 09:30
  • English
    Tue, 28 Sep 09:30
  • English
    Thu, 30 Sep 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 (74)

Manik 09/11/2021

Janine 09/09/2021

It was my first time in a free walking tour.It was really a surprising experience for me because this tour was better than paid tours. Definetly recommended.

Celine 09/06/2021

It was one of the best walking tours that I have ever joined. The route was fantastic. I learned a lot about Istanbul from our guide. He was amazing.I definetly recommend this tour.

Olga 08/26/2021

It was truly an amazing tour! We have taken surely over 100 free walking tours in Europe, and can say that this tour in Istanbul was a real gem. The guide took a lot of time and effort to explain the complicated and very interesting history of the city of Istanbul in a fun and clear way. He also felt the mood of the walk very well and adjusted the walk accordingly, was very flexible and also clearly passionate by Istanbul. Totally recommend this tour, thank you!!!

Pauline 08/24/2021

Great tour both on historical aspects and details but also on everyday life in Istanbul !

5.0(74) 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(74) Ratings