Discover Islamic Culture Through Walking Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: iWalk
Quality Verified Registered on August 30, 2021

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

Tour description

Welcome to Istanbul Dear Walkers!

Islam is the major practiced religion in Turkiye and in order to discover its characteristics we design this tour for walkers who come from non-islamic background.

As a route of the tour we have 2 Unesco World Heritage Destinations of Old City, Suleymaniye Mosque and Pantakrator Monastary.  The tour route finishes at more local, residential area of practising muslims.

We will take off from the daily relations of muslims into the social practices in order to understand Islam as it is explained inner and external peace. 

In this tour program we would like to cover 

> Daily and weekly practises of muslims in the mosque context
> Social life in the local practising muslim areas
> Sufism, mystical understanding of Islam

Visiting the following places all in a row:

  • Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Suleymaniye Historical Ottoman Mansions
  • The Aqueduct of Valens 
  • Zeyrek Mosque (Formerly a church) 
  • Zeyrek Cistern Panoramic Old City View Terrace
  • Tokadi Sufi Cemetary
  • Old City Local Butcher Bazaar
  • Fatih Mosque and the Complex
  • Atpazarı as local muslim youth cafes 
  • Malta Bazaar
  • Islamic Instıtutions, Charity Organisations (from outside)

*Please note that at the end of the tour, you are expected to tip the guide minimum 10 Pound, 10 Dollar, 10 Euro or 400 liras per person

**Please dress modestly as we have mosque visits during this tour. (We recommend bringing along scarves and shawls to be able to cover certain parts of the body)

Themes of the tour #islamiculture #islamiccivilisation #halalfood

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Süleymaniye, Süleymaniye Cd. No:21, 3...
    Süleymaniye, Süleymaniye Cd. No:21, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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    I will be waiting you in front of the Coffee Gutta

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Suleymaniye Mosque
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Pantakrator Monastary(Currently Mosque)
  • 3
    Outside visit
    At Pazarı Street for Local Muslim Youth
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Tomb of Mehmed the 2nd, Conqueror of Constantinople

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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Sonja 15 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Fatih was a friendly and knowledgeable guide that provided a very good experience those with little to no knowledge about Islam. The selection of places was wonderful, distance just right and local tips at the end were very appreciated. Highly recommended insight into Islam in general and in Türkiye, you will not be disappointed, give it a go! The worst that will happen is that you learn new things.
Marcus 10 Apr 2024
Brighton and Hove

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
This is a really interesting guide to the basics of the Islamic faith delivered on a walk to various places of worship and Islamic activity. Fatih, the guide was informative and answered all questions and I am pleased I took this tour.
Whitney 06 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Fatih was a great guide and took us through the heart of local Istanbul in Fatih. He explained Islamic practices and also the history of the mosques we visited. He is very friendly and wants everyone to walk away with a true understanding of the Islamic faith. I would recommend this tour with Fatih.
Vianca 02 Apr 2024
Mexico City

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Faith fue grandioso. Muy conocedor del tema. Aprendí muchísimo con el.
Jordi 31 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Very nice tour, the guide helped us with extra info about the city and places to go. Very appreciated that there's one stop where you can sit and go to the bathroom.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 30 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is 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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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