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Parts Unknown-Alternative Istanbul Tour - Suleymaniye Mosque

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170 ratings
  • İstanbul
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes

About the Guru

We are a group of friends and official guides from Istanbul. We are in love with our city and we would like to share it with you. Passion, enthusiasm and professionalism characterize us and we are looking forward to seeing you in our entertaining free walking tour!

We are a group of friends and official guides from Istanbul. We are in love with our city and we would like to share it with you. Passion, enthusiasm and professionalism characterize us and we are looking forward to seeing you in our entertaining free walking tour!

About the Tour

This tour is a great alternative if you have already seen Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque part, or looking for a more off-the-beaten-track-free tour!

It covers the main attractions of our city but mainly focuses on the hidden gems that are well and truly "off the beaten track" and gives you facts you wouldn't know or notice walking around by yourself.

We will try to explain to you how it feels to be a Turkish person by telling stories about Turkish weddings, social life, daily routines, foods, and much more

 

Places to Visit: 

  • Soleymaniye Mosque
  • Beyazıt Square
  • Ancient Book Market( Sahaflar Carsısı) 
  • Rustem Pasa Mosque 
  • Corlulu Ali Pasa Madrasah
  • Spice Market
  • Galata Bridge
  • Eminönü
  • Markets of Tahtakale and Mahmutpasa
  • Ottoman Cementry


 



During this tour;

We will get to experience sip Turkish tea or coffee and a popular Turkish pastry called “borek” all while enjoying the ancient practice of hookah at a favorite local hangout.  ( 300 years old Madrasah)

We will then make our way to one of Istanbul’s oldest markets- the Old Book Bazaar Sahaflar Çarşısı; located on the site of the Byzantine Empire’s book and paper market and talk about the education system in Turkey

Visit the glorious Suleymaniye Mosque and learn about Sultan Süleyman!

Stroll through the non-touristy markets of Istanbul! Please get ready for your senses to be enticed during our visit to the local spice markets. Upon entering the bazaar area, immediately you feel the electricity in the air. Your senses will be filled with bright colors and powerful aromas of the exotic spices that will surround you.

Find out where is the best kebab in town together!

Visit Rustempasha Mosque

We have personally designed this tour for our guests to really get into the crevices of our great city. Your day will be filled with abundant information, fascinating stories, and experiences that you could not have with any other tour guide company!

Nothing unexpected or wonderful is likely to happen if you have an itinerary in Paris filled with the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower.”  So we believe the same for Istanbul! 

Are you ready for a local adventure?  

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: I'll be waiting with a yellow umbrella in front of Corlulu Ali Pasha Madrasah, at the entrance

Frequently asked questions

Large groups:
Large group bookings are accepted. The maximum number of attendees per booking is 8 people.
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 (170)

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Professionalism
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Fun
4.78
Expression
4.82
Quality
4.83
Route
4.86
Ana Barcelona 01/20/2022

Un tour para conocer mejor la cultura y vida diaria de esta ciudad. Divertido, con muchas curiosidades, consejos gastronómicos y visitas a lugares preciosos. Emir encantador. Súper recomendable.

Tamara Murcia 01/18/2022

Excelente,me a gustado mucho repetiría sin duda.Muy atento y lo explica todo a la perfección ☺️

Cristina Cuenca 01/17/2022

Jorge San Cristóbal de La Laguna 01/15/2022

Absolutamente recomendable!! Emir fue muy atento y nos hizo pasar un rato muy agradable. El tour me encantó, salir del circuito turístico habitual y conocer la otra Estambul, la auténtica y que disfrutan los turcos que van a visitarla, no tiene precio. Además, consejo de viajero, si quieren comprar recuerdos, déjense de cogerlos en el Grand Bazaar, hagan este tour y su bolsillo se lo agradecerá, sin ninguna duda.

Anton Lviv 01/13/2022

I had a tour with Yunus, he navigated us really well in the area, and answered additional questions if any appeared. Actually, he told from the start that any questions are welcome even those not related to the tour. The thing I remembered the most is visiting two mosques. There also was a chance to stop and grab local food wrap during the walk in the market. Yunus explained how to distinguish over-priced shops from regular ones and referred to a couple of partnering shops with a discount. Overall, the tour was a good experience! Thanks.

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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!