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Magical Hagia Sophia: Free Evening Tour
Hello, I'm Mertcan, a licensed and independent tourist guide from Istanbul. My passion for traveling and exploring new cities has taken me to many different places, but there's nothing quite like guiding tours in my home city of Istanbul. When I guide tours, I take great care to make them as engaging and informative as possible. I understand that visitors to Istanbul may have limited time to see everything, which is why I keep my tours short and packed with interesting information. I focus on the main points of the city's history and culture, giving visitors the chance to explore further on their own if they wish. I limit my tours to 12 people in order to ensure I can attend to each person individually. As a guide, I strive to create a personalized experience for each of my visitors. Whether you're a solo traveler, a family with kids, or a group of friends, I will tailor my tours to suit your needs and interests. I'm also happy to share insider tips and recommendations for other places to visit or things to do in Istanbul, so you can make the most of your time in this incredible city. So if you're looking for a knowledgeable and friendly guide to show you around Istanbul, look no further than me. Join me on a journey through the city's rich history and vibrant culture, and let's create unforgettable memories together :)
Join me in this free walking tour of Hagia Sophia!
Built in 537 AD, Hagia Sophia stayed the biggest church in history for almost 900 years. Although weary of time, it is still as impressive as it stood at the heart of Constantinople. On this tour, I will guide you through the history of the building, spanning from the 4th century to the 20th century.
The most spectacular time of the day to visit Haghia Sophia is the evening time. At this time, you can envision the historical building close to its original lighting in the 6th century. Plus, it is the least crowded time during the day. So we will be able to spend much time with minimum discomfort and distractions.
Please note that dress regulations for mosque apply at the site.
Note: For each participant, we rent a headset. In case you can not make it, please cancel the reservation as soon as possible, so other people can participate, and we don't rent more headsets than necessary.
Note: Tips are collected in € and $. Please consider the time and effort the guide puts in the tour when you are tipping :)
Meeting point:Cankurtaran, Sultan Ahmet Park, At Me...Cankurtaran, Sultan Ahmet Park, At Meydanı Cd No:5, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
I will be waiting in front of the pond at the Sultanahmet Park. It is in the area between Blue Mosque and Haghia Sophia. I will be holding up a purple umbrella.
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).