GuruWalk Original
Free tour

The ORIGINAL tour of ISTANBUL Old City; Byzantine and Ottoman Tales

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. Do not miss our tours for fantastic walking experiences in Istanbul.

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GuruWalk Original

GW Originals free walking tours are chosen by our staff among the best and are unique tours that you will only find on GuruWalk.

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    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,  Haseki Hürrem Baths and iconic Hagia Sophia from outside 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
- 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, small groups and 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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sawli 09 Dec 2022
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Travelled in family - Nov 2022
Enjoyed the tour. we get all the information and good overall preview about Istanbul
Mirko 08 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Amazing tour! The guide was very informative and he was happy to answer to all our questions :)
Daniela 08 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Recomiendo el tour! Me gusto e informo mucho acerca de la ciudad. También envían un mail al final del tour con recomendaciones de todo tipo muy útiles:)
Pho ... 05 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
I am sorry I didn't get his name. Guide deserve a petsonalized word of thanks. He was very good compared to other cities guides in the world. Lots of information but more important....very clearly and loudly delivered. So you can hear and understand.
Rebeca 05 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
Buena experiencia! El guía fue muy profesional y sus explicaciones permiten hacerte una idea de la historia de Estambul, muy complicada de resumir en un par de horas. El único "pero" sería que la larga cola para entrar en Santa Sofía resta mucho tiempo al tour,aunque ciertamente las explicaciones del guía ayudar a entender su historia mucho mejor.
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is 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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