Free tour

Marvels of Ottoman Istanbul - Free walking tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Quality Verified Registered on October 05, 2019

We are a group of licensed, English speaking tour guides who works with History Travel. We were born and raised in Istanbul. We combine our experience in the field with our endless passion for our beloved city to create the best experience for tourists from all over the world. Do not miss our tours for fantastic walking experiences in Istanbul.

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

Tour description

Ottoman Empire had its peak period in the 16th century. Sultan Suleyman and Architect Sinan were the leading figures of this golden age.

We invite you to discover the masterpieces of Architect Sinan on this walking tour.

Visit the famous Suleymaniye Mosque. Gain a clear understanding of Islam. Hear the stories about Sultan Suleyman and Hurrem Sultan. Stroll through the colorful streets of Grand Bazaar. Learn about the local life.


The route;

  • Çemberlitaş Square
  • Nuruosmaniye Mosque
  • Grand Bazaar-inner visit
  • Suleymaniye Complex
  • Suleymaniye Mosque-inner visit

Are you ready to fall in love with Istanbul?

RESERVATION IS REQUIRED because we have limited space in our tours for a better experience.
We designed this tour for solo travelers, couples, small groups, and families. Big group reservations are not accepted.
- The tour is only in ENGLISH.

Professional and licensed tour guides conduct our tours, and it's free to book and join the group. Considering that these tours are our guide's full time job to make a living and it will be a moderate-sized group for your comfort, we recommend rewarding the guide a 10 € \ 10 $ \ 200 Turkish Liras per person for her\his job.

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  • Meeting point:
    Mollafenari, Vezirhan Cd. No:16 D:18,...
    Mollafenari, Vezirhan Cd. No:16 D:18, 34120 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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    Under the Cemberlitas Column (Column of Constantine). It is next to Çemberlitaş Tram Station (T1). The guide will carry a BLUE FLAG.

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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Alexa 23 Oct 2022

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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
Yasemin is a great guide! She explained everything from Islam to shopping. I feel so lucky that I joined this tour.
Luc 17 Oct 2022

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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
It was much more better than I expected. Without this tour I would have missed lots of interesting facts about Suleyman Mosque and Gran Bazaar. Thanks for the wonderful experience.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for 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.