Must See Places of Istanbul

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Hatice
Quality Verified Registered on February 13, 2023

Hello there! I'm Hatice, a licensed tour guide and professional photographer based in the beautiful city of Istanbul. If you're looking to explore the city with a knowledgeable local guide and discover hidden gems while hearing interesting stories, you've come to the right place. With me as your guide, you'll get to experience it like a true local. As someone who loves exploring new places on foot, I believe that walking is one of the best ways to see Istanbul. And as a professional photographer, I always have my camera with me to capture the beauty and essence of this amazing city. So whether you're a solo traveler or a group of friends, feel free to join me for an unforgettable tour. I'm excited to meet you and show you around!

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

Tour description

Welcome to Istanbul! I offer a different tour through the city!
During the tour, we will discover the most important places in the city and the whole history.

Here are some highlights of the tour:
📌 Hippodrome
📌 Arasta Bazaar
Hagia Sophia Mosque
Blue Mosque
Suleymaniye Mosque (optional) 

With the mosques as well, you will discover not only the mosque itself but also what is happening in the mosque in general, and what the calligraphies are.
We will meet in front of the German fountain and move to Blue Mosque Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia.

Note: Since we will be entering mosques, female guests are kindly requested to bring a headscarf and their chest and legs should also be covered.  Male guests’ shorts need to cover knees.

🚩  I’ll be carrying a red flag with me so that you can find me so easily. 

⚠️ ⚠️⚠️ Please!  

If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking- at least 40 mins before the tour starts. Otherwise I'll will be waiting for you. :') 

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  • Meeting point:
    Binbirdirek, German Fountain, At Meyd...
    Binbirdirek, German Fountain, At Meydanı Cd, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
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    I'll be near the fountain. You can easily recognize me because I'll carry a red fabric with me.

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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Andrew 04 Nov 2023
San Francisco

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Long lines but we were persistent and go in. Glad to have seen the two big beautiful mosques, and hearing Hatice's perspective as a local and a practicing muslim was great.
Nils 01 Nov 2023

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Travelled in family - Oct 2023
The tour with Hatice was really nice. It was very informative and we had lots of fun. We can absolutely recommend the tour.
Julia 30 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
We really enjoyed the tour with hatice. She knew all the local spots and shared interesting stories that brought the city alive. Truly, a memorable experience! Her knowledge and humor made this more than just a tour. It felt like we were exploring the city with an old friend. Her well-rounded education was evident, as she provided deep insights into Istanbul's rich history and culture. This was truly a memorable experience that made our visit to Istanbul all the more special :)
Matthias 30 Oct 2023

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Travelled in family - Oct 2023
Hatice made the tour fun. A lot to learn and a lot to see. Top, so interesting tour! The 2,5 hours went so fast. We loved it.
Luavut 17 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
She's genuinely so warm and fun to hang out with. Will make the experience so so good for anyone who joins her!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
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.