Spiritual Journey - Discovering Islam Free Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: iwalk
Quality Verified Registered on August 30, 2021

We are licensed professional tour guides in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Polish languages. We love the unique historical richness of our city of Istanbul. In our tours, we mostly give you a lot of information about the history, culture, and contemporary states of the objects we visit. You can always write to us about any special things you need during your visit in Istanbul. It could be about any how-to questions.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

We begin our tour from the Suleymaniye Mosque and our journey to understand Islam and Muslim practices. After visiting the largest historical mosque in Turkey, we will learn about the basics of the Islamic creed and its effects on the life of 1,5 billion Muslims and grab some free literature on Islam including a free Quran translation in many different languages. Then we continue our tour visiting the following places all in a row:

  • Ebul Vefa Mosque and the Tomb
  • Atıf Efendi Library (Outside)
  • A contemporary foundation-BISAV
  • Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture-Headquarters
  • A sufi tomb - Mehmet Emin Tokadi
  • Zeyrek Mosque (Formerly a church) 
  • Fatih Mosque and the Complex

In Fatih Mosque, we will learn about the pillars of Islam and that will be the end of the tour. 

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  • 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

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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Anna 27 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
This was a wonderful and educational walking tour that I enjoyed immensely. The guide was so knowledgeable and earnest in his explanations. Not only was he very professional in the tour but also very personal and friendly in sharing about his neighborhood and culture. He also provided me with many great local tips (food&markets) in addition to his excellent presentations about the history, architecture & Islamic practices and culture. I would highly recommend this fascinating tour!
Gerhard 09 Jan 2023
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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
It is one of the most enriching tours I have taken, Önder really enjoys to share about his culture and it's opened to solve any question regarding any topic or recommendation. I would highly recommend it! (:
Raul 07 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Onder did the tour just for two of us. It was obvious he was very passionate and knowledgeable about the subject. We learned a lot about the basics of Islamic religion and also the history of Fatih. I can 100 % recommend him if you are looking for a your apart from the usual mold of Hagia Sophia and Co.
Ana ... 02 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
This is the perfect tour to know more about Islam and how people in Istanbul practice it. Onder answered all our questions very patiently and provided a lot of interesting information. You definitely need this tour to understand the spiritual side of the city. Highly recommended. Also, Onder speaks perfect English and is great at explaining things.
Jesús 04 Dec 2022

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Travelled alone - Dec 2022
It was a great opportunity to do this tour. Fathih should be a must to visit in Istanbul
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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