2 Continents 1 City: From Europe to Asia Free Tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Haktan
Quality Verified Registered on April 03, 2019

Hello, my name is Haktan. I am a licenced tour guide who is in love with Istanbul! I will take you to some amazing places and tell you their even more amazing stories! I studied in the USA and travelled to more than 30 countries joining the walking tours whenever I had a chance. I always dreamt of doing such tours in Istanbul and I got my tour guiding degree and started doing it 3 years ago. So far I've received great reviews and met a lot of amazing people. I have three different tours and there is no overlap between them. If you do all of them, I will declare you an Istanbul guru :) Looking forward to meeting you! Haktan

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

Tour description

We meet in front of Topkapi Cafe which is on Soğukçeşme street near Topkapi palace. The tour will start on the European Side and finish on the Asian Side of Istanbul. We will take the ferry from Eminönü. We will have tea on the ferry and throw simit to seagulls, which is a very Istanbul experience! Don’t worry about the tickets, I will have my Istanbul card with enough credits for all of us :) 

Here are some highlights of the tour: 


  • Ahmed III Fountain
  • Topkapı Palace (non ticketted parts) 
  • Hagia Irene (from outside)
  • Archeology Museum (from outside)
  • Gulhane Park
  • Sirkeci Train Station 
  • First Turkish Delight (Lokum) store in the world. 
  • A small Bosphorus tour with the ferry. 


  • Ahmed III fountain (Yes, again! :))
  • Mihrimah Sultan Mosque 
  • New Mother’s Mosque 
  • Cool streets and cafes of Usküdar. 
  • Turkish Baths with reasonable prices. 

Useful information for the traveler:

-No ticket is needed for any place we will enter.
-You may want to bring a scarf to enter the mosques.
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.)

 Looking forward to meeting you!

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  • Meeting point:
    Cankurtaran, Soğuk Çeşme Sk. No:4, 34...
    Cankurtaran, Soğuk Çeşme Sk. No:4, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

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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Rebecca 02 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Wir haben drei Touren in Istanbul gemacht, zwei davon mit Haktan und sie waren mit Abstand die besten Touren. Wir hatten viel Spaß, es gab interessante Informationen, das Lauftempo und die Strecken waren super, die Tour war auch lustig und wir sind definitiv schlauer gegangen als wir gekommen sind. Wir hatten das Gefühl das Fragen jederzeit willkommen sind und auch interessante Konversation zu Stande gekommen sind. Haktan macht den Eindruck also ob er wirklich gerne Guide ist und vielseitiges Wissen hat!!! Auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen!
Seema 01 Jun 2023
Cape Town

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Hakan was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. He got us hooked throughout the 3 hours walk. There was never a dull moment and we thoroughly enjoyed the walk and came back enlightened.
Sandra 01 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Haktan is an excellent guide who knows a lot about Istanbul, and gives good recommendations what else to see or what to avoid.
Step... 31 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Really cool tour! i loved it!
Jenny 31 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
This was a great walking tour. Haktan was very knowledgeable and funny. We learned a lot from Haktan.
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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
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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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