Free tour

Istanbul Jewelry from Local Perspective

Duration: 3h
Guru: Zana
Quality Verified Registered on October 16, 2022

Hello! I am Zana, official tour guide in Istanbul. I'll tell you a little about myself: I graduated in Spanish Philology so I have a good command of Hispanic history and culture. After finishing my degree, I started studying a tour guide, which was my second profession. Why did I study all this? Because I like meeting new people, their cultures, their points of view... it's one of the things that makes me happiest in this life, in fact, I've been like this since childhood :) See you soon in Istanbul! :)

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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

Do you want to see the jewels of Istanbul while contemplating the local life of the city? :)
We are going to visit:
1. Yeni Camii (F. 1597, one of the emblematic mosques of the city, just passing through.)
2. Mercado Popular: An old local market where you can find the best Turkish coffee stall, typical dessert shops, breakfast products, Turkish cuisine products, etc.
3. Spice Bazaar (F. 1664, the second largest indoor bazaar after the Grand Bazaar. It contains thousands of kinds of spices, teas, Turkish delight, jewelry...)
4. Rüstempaşa Camii (F. 1563, a mosque built by the famous architect Mimar Sinan, filled with precious tiles)
5. Suleiman the Magnificent Mosque: (F.1550, It was the largest mosque in all of Istanbul until 2019. A giant mosque dedicated to the most powerful Ottoman emperor Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. It is essential to see it and be in its viewpoint where you can see a spectacular view of the Golden Horn River, Bosphorus, the European and Asian part.)
6. Şerefiye Cistern: (F. in the 5th century. One of the oldest Byzantine cisterns in the historical peninsula. You will be amazed by the Istanbul history documentary screening in the cistern which you can see in the photos :) )

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  • Meeting point:
    Rüstem Paşa, Ragıp Gümüşpala Cd. No:2...
    Rüstem Paşa, Ragıp Gümüşpala Cd. No:2, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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    I will be in front of the gate of Mısır çarşısı-Spices Bazaar in a white shirt and blue jacket.

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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Pierluigi 11 Dec 2022

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Zana è un ottima guida che Ti fa conoscere e apprezzare il modo di vivere e le abitudini dei cittadini turchi
Lizeth 16 Nov 2022
Palma de Mallorca

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Recomiendo 100% el tour con Zana. Un tour muy completo y lleno de información muy útil para tu viaje.
Elena 12 Nov 2022

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Travelled in family - Nov 2022
Totalmente recomendable! Nos encantó el tour, toda la información que nos compartió fue interesante, y muy simpático - unió al grupo como si fuéramos amigos de hace años. Si quieres conocer Estambul como un local, este es tu tour!
Brenda 12 Nov 2022
Italia Providencia

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Zana es el mejor guía
Jaime 07 Nov 2022

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Zana es una persona muy agradable que nos trató excelentemente y adaptó el Tour a nuestro nivel de conocimiento sobre la ciudad y las costumbres turcas. Creo que ofrece un recorrido diferente que se sale un poco de todo aquello que se visita habitualmente cuando se va a Estambul, explorando rincones que quizás no explorarías en una visita corta. Visita relajada, en la que hubo tiempo hasta para sentarse a tomar un té
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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
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires 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.