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Parts Unknown-Alternative Istanbul Tour - Suleymaniye Mosque

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345 ratings
  • İstanbul
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2 hours and 45 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. For this reason, we have decided to offer our travelers some tours to discover its charm together. Passion, enthusiasm and professionalism characterize us and will be the perfect ingredients to make you experience Istanbul as we do.

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. For this reason, we have decided to offer our travelers some tours to discover its charm together. Passion, enthusiasm and professionalism characterize us and will be the perfect ingredients to make you experience Istanbul as we do.

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?  




İmportant notes: 

1) if you are are group more than 8 people we don't accept your reservation even you make seperate bookings. Your guide has the right not to accept your group if you come as a big group. This tour is designed for solo travellers couples and small groups. Please contact us if you have a big group so we can arrange private tour for you.

2) if you have a classic tour same morning you won't be able to have enough time to arrive on time for our tour. Please don't book our tour If you have a classic tour in the morning.

Thanks


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

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!

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Claudia
03 Jul 2022 Bogotá
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Patricia
02 Jul 2022 Madrid
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Me ha encantado el free tour con Emir. Ha sido un rato muy agradable en el que hemos aprendido muchas cosas de su cultura. Muy recomendable.

Juan
02 Jul 2022 Rafaela
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Travelled alone - Jul 2022

Un gusto haber hecho este tour con Emir

Eva del
02 Jul 2022 Tarragona
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Travelled in group - Jun 2022

Una opción super recomendable, Emir te enseña cómo se vive en este país, su cultura,sus costumbres y los lugares donde difícilmente irías, un lujo

Susana
02 Jul 2022 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

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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!