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2 Continents 1 City: From Europe to Asia Free Tour
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
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!
Meeting point:Cankurtaran, Soğuk Çeşme Sk. No:4, 34...Cankurtaran, Soğuk Çeşme Sk. No:4, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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).