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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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:46, 34110 ...
    Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:46, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
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    Beside SULTANAHMET TRAM STATİON (T1), just opposite the WORLD HERITAGE HOTEL in the PARK the guide will be waiting for you with a YELLOW UMBRELLA At:13:30.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Sultanahmet Camii
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Rüstem Paşa
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Hoca Paşa
  • 4
    Outside visit
  • 5
    Outside visit
  • 6
    Outside visit
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    Outside visit
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Sirkeci Tren Garı
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Spice Bazaar

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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Arife 20 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Tour around historical Istanbul was good and Özcan was very knowledgable. However, we were sold a Bosphorus tour based on Özcans recommendation for 15€pp instead of 20€pp as an offer by him - which was, fairly honest, by far the worst tour we ever did and simoultnaiusly realised that we fell into a tourist trap (albeit being turkish myself) as the exact same tour elsewhere was offered for 100TLpp which is equivalent to 3€pp. Just take the governmental boats, which are also better equipped, to take a cruise along the Bosphorus. Hence, that worsened our experience in general.
Jonathan 18 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Oskan our guide is a great professional and gives great tips for the rest of our trips highly recommend
John 17 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Excellent guide. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and informative. Highly recommend him. Even helped us get to the tram and buy the card that we needed. Just a really nice man. Get him for a guide if at all possible.
Milan 16 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Özkan was professional and fun. He gave us a lot of useful information about Istanbul, Turkey, history, food… his English is very good and he was very well prepared for our questions.
ELIzabeth 14 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
A very good guide. Extremely well informed on his History. I learned quite a lot. A great introduction to Istanbul. Recommended. Elizabeth from Ireland.
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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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