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 amount suggested is €10 per person around the world.) 

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  • Meeting point:
    Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:46, 34110 ...
    Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:46, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

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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Emma 07 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
A great walking tour, Ozken is very knowledgeable and seems passionate about the city. He took us to some interesting places and gave us some great facts along the way.
Pilar 06 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
We were very happy with the tour we took in Istanbul with Ozkan, tour guide. He showed us main points and explained the history as we walked. He also gave us information about the surroundings and mosque to visit inside, places to eat, and shop. I will recommend taking this tour.
Radu 05 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
After three days in Istanbul, thanks to Ozkan we were still able to find out more about the city, including some well kept secrets:-).
Mitch 30 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Took the Guru Walk tour of Istanbul - Old City Essentials. Great tour - amazing tour guide. I would definitely recommend this tour
Laura 27 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Excellent tour, perfect introduction of Istanbul’s Old town.
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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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