Parts Unknown-Alternative Istanbul Tour - Suleymaniye Mosque

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on February 03, 2018

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.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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.


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  • Meeting point:
    Mimar hayrettin mah, Beyazıt, Yeniçer...
    Mimar hayrettin mah, Beyazıt, Yeniçeriler Cd. no 39 /1, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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    I'll be waiting with a yellow umbrella in front of Corlulu Ali Pasha Madrasah, at the entrance

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).

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Anna 29 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Very nice and informative walking tour. Our guide, Burak, was super friendly and gave us a lot of recommendations on neighborhoods, food and drink.
Clinton 28 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Fantastic walking tour to get to know the hidden parts of Istanbul. Burack was an engaging, friendly and knowledgeable guide. I strongly recommend this tour!
Victor 27 Nov 2022
Mexico City
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Angie 27 Nov 2022
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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
Fantastic tour of hidden parts of city with a lot of local insight into turkiye
Antonio 27 Nov 2022
Torrejón de Ardoz
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
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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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