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. 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. (Tea on the ferry - my treat)


  • 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
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    I will be in front of Topkapi Cafe (on Soğukçeşme sk). It's right next to the tourism police point. I will have my tour guide tag and a YELLOW BACKPACK..

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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shahar 31 Jan 2023
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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
definitely recommended for those who wish to see some hidden gems and perfect spots in Istanbul. Haktan was Super fun, professional and lovely! he has 4 tours. I joined all 4 of them in 3 days ;)
Jordan 30 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Great tour guide! Very interesting information, good recommendations, and even some good jokes along the way
Agatha 28 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Haktan has such a welcoming personality. He's like an old friend that you haven't seen in a while, catching you up on all the latest news around the neighborhood. Interesting sights and good food recommendations.
Cost... 27 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Very nice tour! We got to visit some of the most famous places in Istanbul but also some hidden corners. The ferry ride was very cool and the tea was an extra bonus:) Haktan was very competent and gave us a lot of historical and fun facts about the city and its people, past and present!
Ann 27 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Well organized, knowledgeable, professional, experienced … and fun made this a great morning .
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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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