Old City Essentials-Highlights- Cultural Free Walking Tour of Istanbul

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on October 05, 2020

With the experience of the years in tourism we offer reliable and enjoyable tours with official licensed tour guide, our guides are willing to show you my beautiful city's culture, history, local life and all the stories that are to discover. If you ready to walk offbeaten streets of Istanbul like a local do not hesitate to join BEST free walking tour of Istanbul.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Book this Free Tour of the Old Town to discover the old part of Istanbul and learn about Roman and Ottoman history, culture and tradition.
What are you going to visit and see during the tour?

  • Hippodrome
  • The Walled Obelisk
  • Obelisk of Theodosius
  • Serpent column
  • German fountain
  • Blue Mosque (outside)
  • Haseki Hurrem bathroom (outside)
  • Hagia Sophia (outside)
  • Topkapi Palace (outside)
  • Archaeological Museum (exterior)
  • Souk Cesme Street (Old Ottoman Houses)
  • Gülhane Park (exterior)
  • Eminönü district, the heart of the old part of the city because you can have a view that allows you to see the Golden Horn, the Bosphorus, Galata Bridge, Galata Tower, Soleiman Mosque
  • Yeni Camii (New Mosque)
  • Spice Market. 

 Useful information for the travellers:
You can meet the guide he will be waiting with a yellow umbrella!
 - It is recommended to bring comfortable and casual shoes.
 - Be prepared for any weather conditions and have the right equipment.
- For interior visits of religious buildings ladies can carry a extra scarf and  cover.

 - When the tour ends you will be able to pay the guru whatever you consider fair. Some will pay €10, others $50. It's up to you! (minimum contribution is €10 per person around the world.) 

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  • Meeting point:
    Binbirdirek, Sultanahmet İst., 34122 ...
    Binbirdirek, Sultanahmet İst., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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    Beside Sultanahmet tram station(T1), in the park, the guide will be waiting for you with a YELLOW UMBRELLA!

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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Adam 06 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
If you have one day to explore Istanbul, I recommend this tour. We went through the old historical center and got great information and stories and our guide pointed out really interesting findings on our walk. We also went through an amazing bazaar and our guide provided us with food and shopping recommendations. Great start for exploring central Istanbul and beyond
Nick 05 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Great guide who is extremely knowledgeable!
Zula 30 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
The guide who took us around the old city in Istanbul was truly amazing! One of the best walking tours I have been on in a long time. He was funny, professional and recommended all the best places to see and offered to help with any reservations!
Glady 21 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Very informative
Mai Anh 06 Nov 2022
Our tour guide, Özkan was incredible! He told us the history of Istanbul and at each stop he would give some more information about each sightseeing … always in bite-size and really easy to memorize. We really liked the mixture of history combined with some tips for Istanbul. We really enjoyed the tour! A big recommendation for someone who visits Istanbul for the first time and would like to get an overview of the city.
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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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