The Elements of Constantinople - Free Small Group Tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Ensar
Quality Verified Registered on July 01, 2022

Hello! My name is Ensar. I'm a professional Tour Guide, licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey. I live in Istanbul, and have always loved traveling and meeting new people. I lead a group of professional Tour Guides here in Turkey. We are all experienced guides who love their job and enjoy sharing culture and anecdotes with friends and travelers. We'll be happy to meet you and show you our city :)

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

Tour description

See the best sites in Istanbul with a professional tour guide, this guided tour aims to meet people and highlight the most important places in the city.

The tour begins at the Hagia Sophia, a must-see and the most famous historical site in Istanbul. Then the Blue Mosque, the Historic Hippodrome and the Arasta Bazaar.
The tour ends at the Arasta Bazaar. Approximately 3 hours of tour will give guests good insight into how the city of Istanbul grew and became the capital of the world.

The places we will visit:

  •  Hagia Sophia Mosque (inside)
  •  Blue Mosque (Inside)
  •  The Tomb of Sultan Ahmet 
  •  Hippodrome (Egyptian Obelisk, Serpent Column, Column of Constantine)
  • The Arasta Bazaar

Also on the tour we will pass through these places and we will have an idea of their stories:
- The Turkish bath of Hurrem Sultan
- The German fountain
- The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

We will be guiding you for the best photo shot points during the tour.

We offer you fun and happiness. On top of that, lots of information about the history.
- The tour does not exceed 9 guests. We do maximum tours of 9.
- We enter all the sites. The sites on the tour are free.

Please consider that this is my full time job. For me, the fair minimum tip amount is €10 (250 liras), it depends on satisfaction.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Cankurtaran, Atatürk Sk., 34122 Fatih...
    Cankurtaran, Atatürk Sk., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
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    The meeting place is just under the tree at the entrance to the courtyard of Hagia Sophia (there is only one entrance to the courtyard!) You can recognize the guide with his purple flag.

  • 1
    Free admission
    Hagia Sophia
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Hurrem Sultan's Turkish Bath
  • 3
    Free admission
    Blue Mosque
  • 4
    Free admission
    Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Roman Hippodrome
  • 6
    Outside visit
    German Fountain
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Obelisk of Theodosius
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Serpent Column
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Walled Obelisk
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Ibrahim Pasha Palace

    Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Column of Constantine

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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José Ignacio 25 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Alain 20 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Un guia autoctono, amable, servicial, siempre dispuesto a resolver cualquier duda, del que a demas de la informacion muy interesante del tour, si le preguntas de dara todo tipo de informacion de las tradiciones y costumbres locales.
Samina 15 Sep 2023

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Travelled in family - Aug 2023
The group was small so this tour felt alot more personable. Onur had a lovely, approachable manner and was clearly passionate about his city, as well as very knowledgeable. A brilliant tour - thank you!
Elena 29 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Todo perfecto! Muy recomendableLos lugares visitados espectaculares. La información y los consejos facilitados por el guía. Ensar ha sido un guía estupendo.
María 26 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Excelente el tour, la información brindada y Ensar muy amable y muy dispuesto a ayudar en lo que fuera necesario. Super recomendado!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 12 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 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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