Istanbul Historical Peninsula Tour

Duration: 3h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Can
Registered on March 12, 2021

Hey everyone I am Can. I have been working as a Tour Guide for 2 years. I am interested in History and Culture of Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. I can't wait travel all around the İstanbul with my visitors. I guided many people from every corner of the world. I will be waiting for my new fellows.

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

Tour description

Our tour will start with a visit to iconic places and we will continue with interesting stories from the history of Istanbul with a very funny and interesting conversation.

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."
So let's finish with our comfort zone!

Our travel plan  

We will start the day with the Roman / Byzantine Hippodrome , where chariot races were organized by Romans and Byzantines. The Blue Mosque and its surroundings will be our next place to visit. Next, we will see the German font (a gift from Kaiser Wilhelm II).
Later we will visit Hagia Sophia - The Church of Divine Wisdom. To finish our trip I will take you to Topkapi Palace. This will be the best place to understand Ottoman culture and history.
We will enjoy and take photos together!

Our meeting point is Sultanahmet Square. I hope you are ready to turn Istanbul upside down.

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  • Meeting point:
    Binbirdirek, German Fountain, Atmeyda...
    Binbirdirek, German Fountain, Atmeydanı Cd., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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    I'll be by the green-roofed fountain (German fountain)

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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Maria 11 Dec 2022

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Travelled alone - Dec 2022
I’ve decided to copy one of the comments- PICK THIS TOUR! I chose this particular trip based on the reviews and I was not disappointed. Can is lovely, passionate, very knowledgeable and really adaptable to the needs when it’s necessary. His way of explaining and storytelling is very entertaining, I found myself way more engaged in the historical aspect thanks to him, I had a blast. Overall, the whole tour took about 5 hours due to queues, but it felt like I was there for 2 hours of light sightseeing. I really REALLY RECOMMEND this guy, he’s gonna make your day.
Elisa 07 Aug 2022

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
TAKE THIS TOUR, it is seriously a 5 star tour like no other. I can only hope my words make justice to how amazing this walking tour was. Firstly, I’ve never met someone so passionate about sharing all the knowledge like Can. Istanbul is full of history and Can does an amazing job in explaining all that to us in a cheerful and interesting way. He really loves his city, and so will you. Istanbul would have not been the same without his teachings. We visited inside the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, where he taught us so much about the details, history, so rich in details. As we were lucky to be alone, he even changed a bit of the tour for us and took us to the cistern, another unique experience from Istanbul that wouldn’t be the same without him telling us all the stories. Not to mention he answered all of my curious questions about the culture, from ancient times to now. We loved it, so again, this is HIGHLY recommended, there is no one like him FOR SURE!
Peter 26 Jun 2022

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022
Can is a very nice and knowledgable person. He seems to know everything about the history in and related to Istanbul and is also absolutely fluent in english. We would like to recommend his tours!
Eva Hoß 13 Jun 2022

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Travelled alone - Jun 2022
I had a fantastic time on my tour with Can. He's very personable and managed to explain all the cutural, historical and architectural aspects in an interesting way. I found it very easy to follow him. He's got great knowledge of the things he talks about and took his time to answer all of my questions thoroughly. I also really liked the layout of the tour :) I'd definitely book another tour with him!
Sebastian 10 Jun 2022

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Travelled alone - Jun 2022
Can was an extremely good guide, he knew a lot about the sights and was super personable. Also speaks fluent English, can speak a few other languages ​​and therefore makes a really great extensive tour. Can is a trained tourist guide and has a great interest in history and you can tell how enthusiastically he presents his sights. He adapted exactly to my needs, showed me great sights and also helped to get something good to eat. I would also spend time privately with Can at any time and would immediately ask him about a tour again via WhatsApp when I am in Istanbul.
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.