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

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4.9
294 ratings
  • İstanbul
  • Available in English
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes

About the Guru

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.

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.

About the Tour

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.) 

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Beside Sultanahmet tram station(T1), in the park, the guide will be waiting for you with a YELLOW UMBRELLA!

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 pet-friendly.
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!

Tour opinions (294)

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Professionalism
4.97
Fun
4.72
Expression
4.86
Quality
4.92
Route
4.86
Robyn
03 Jul 2022
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Incredible tour. Wonderful, friendly guru, with lite of insightful information and recommendations. 10/10 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

krithika
03 Jul 2022 Toronto
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Travelled in couple - May 2022

We had such a great time during our walking tour of Old town Istanbul with our guide Oscan. We learnt so much about the changing history of the city, the significance of monuments and landmarks, and were given some handy tips for what to eat whilst in the city. Oscan was an engaging and friendly guide who was happy to help answer any questions we had. It was a great starting point for our time here.

Olga
02 Jul 2022 Limassol
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Travelled in family - Jun 2022

Anja
01 Jul 2022 Bonn
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Travelled alone - Jun 2022

Great background information, our guide really loves to explain Istanbul's history to tourists.

Marianne
01 Jul 2022 Wetteren
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Fantastic Tour!

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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!