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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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • 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. 

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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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Raul 01 Oct 2022
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Travelled in group - Sep 2022

Haktan was very professional. He was very knowledgeable and fun!

Yolande 27 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Haktan is a wonderful guide! So informative and really makes the tour fun. A wealth of knowledge!

João 24 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Haktan was super well informed about most interesting details of every place we visited. Also gave us useful tips throughout the tour in terms of what to do after, su...

Diego Arturo 23 Sep 2022
Mexico City
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Travelled in group - Sep 2022

This is by far the best guided tour on anything that I have taken. Haktan is super knowledgeable and makes it super interesting and fun.

Ruth 23 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

If you have chance to go on one of his tours , please do. Very clearly spoken , a lot of knowledge and helpful information.

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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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.
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