The Elements of Constantinople - Free Small Group Tour

Duration: 2h and 45min
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 Grand Bazaar.
The tour ends at the Grand 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 (outside)
  •  Blue Mosque (Inside)
  •  The Tomb of Sultan Ahmet 
  •  Hippodrome (Egyptian Obelisk, Serpent Column, Column of Constantine)
  • The Grand 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

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

- The tour does not exceed 13 guests. I do tours  maximum of 13 people.
- The tour concludes at the Grand Bazaar, so we will be 10 minutes away from the Hagia Sophia. if you want to visit interior Hagia Sophia, you should do it before the tour. 
-The sites we enter on the tour are free.

Please consider that this is my full time job. For me, the fair minimum tip amount is €10 (350 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
    Outside visit
    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
    Walled Obelisk
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Serpent Column
  • 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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Jorge 19 Dec 2023

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Excelente los lugares y explicación
Claudia 14 Dec 2023

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Un chico muy profesional y muy simpático. A pesar del frío y la lluvia el entusiasme de Ensar por contarnos la historia de distintos monumentos y mezquitas no paró. Además, al final del free tour nos regaló un imán a cada uno, un detalle que hasta ahora no había visto en ningún free tour que he hecho. ¡Un 10!
Iria 07 Dec 2023
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Ensar fue muy amable y encantador, nos explicó todo genial y respondió a todas nuestras preguntas. Repetiríamos con él más veces, muchas gracias por hacernos disfrutar de la ciudad a pesar de la lluvia.
Valeria 06 Dec 2023

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Ensra muy amable, súper atento a todo, súper puntual nos atrasamos 10 minutos porque no entendíamos muy bien cómo llegar y ya empezaron a hora y lo felicito en verdad todo lo que aprendimos fue increíble recomendado
Víctor 26 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Un de los motivos por lo que he elegido este tour, es porque tiene una capacidad máxima de 9 personas y yo iba con mis padres, por lo que necesitaba que sea mas personalizado, y así lo fue. Ensar maneja un nivel de español muy bueno, por lo que trasmite la información de manera clara y responde a todas las preguntas sin problemas. Ademas, brinda datos y recomendaciones muy interesantes acerca de Estambul. Posee carisma para manejar al grupo y dinamismo a la hora de recorrer los distintos puntos del tour, incluso adaptándose en caso de que sea necesario a los horarios para el ingreso a las mezquitas, por ejemplo. Tanto mis padres como yo quedamos muy conformes con el tour y sin lugar a dudas lo recomendamos.
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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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