Best of Istanbul Old City - Free Walking Tour 2024

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on January 02, 2024

As official guides and travellers, we definitely believe that the best way to discover a city is just with a experienced local guides. We are a 3 classmates from one of the best Turism University in Turkey and supported by one of the best Tourism agency in Istanbul. We would love to share our love for this beautiful city with you. Each of us for sometime lived in different countries like USA (Alp), Canada (Nehed) and Spain (Ertuğ). With different backgrounds and experience in Tourism, our passion is to: Go on a historical journey with you, including the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods. Give information about Turkish hospitality, the way local lives, Turkish Cuisine and Turkish culture. Give some tips to our guests for some attractions, shopping areas and what to do during your visit in Istanbul City. If you are ready to discover Istanbul Old city with us, just join our best free walking tours and enjoy your day😊

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

Tour description

Discover Istanbul with us… 

Having limited time in Istanbul and you want to visit the most of it, we have planned a perfect day on which you can explore the most important sights such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Grand Bazaar, Ancient Hippodrome, one of Istanbul Cistern in the Istanbul Old Town. 

The heart of Istanbul remains its fascinating Old City, home to some of the most historic sites of this vibrant megapolis. Dramatically located on a peninsula pointing across the Bosphorus Strait to Asia, Sultanahmet was formerly the capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires.. 


Experience Istanbul's timeless sights on a free walking tour of the city's stunning historic places. Listen for the ancient echoes of pounding hooves and charioteers at Hippodrome Square and spot the distinctive tiles of the Blue Mosque. See the magnificent Hagia Sophia, then follow in the footsteps of powerful sultans, courtiers, and generals at Topkapı Palace Garden. Continue your tour in the vibrant Grand Bazaar, browsing bright displays of handicrafts, carpets and souvenirs. 

Places to Visit:

Topkapı Palace (from Outside) 

Haghia Irene Church 

Haghia Sophia (from Outside) 

Hurrem Sultan Hammam (from Outside) 

Blue Mosque (Inside) 

Germain Fountain 

The Walled Obelisk 

Obelisk of Theodosius 

Serpent column 

İbrahim Pasha Palace 

Nakkaş Cistern (Optional) 

Grand Bazaar  (Inside)

Useful information for the traveler:
-No ticket is needed for any place we will enter. 

-You may want to bring a scarf to enter the mosques.
 -When the tour ends you will be able to pay the guru whatever you consider fair. Some will pay €10, others $50. It's up to you! (minimum contribution suggested is €10 per person around the world.) 
-Min 5 attendees is needed.
-Topkapı Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
-Blue Mosque is closed during our tour on Fridays.
-Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Binbirdirek, At Meydanı Cd, 34122 Fat...
    Binbirdirek, At Meydanı Cd, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
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    Here is the Meeting Point: Binbirdirek, German Fountain, At Meydanı Cd, Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye - You can meet our guide at Germain Fountain in Sultanahmet Square (Old City). - Our guide will be waiting you with a Turquoise Umbrella or Turquoise Flag

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Roman Hippodrome Ruins

    Germain Fountain will be our meeting point. Our guide will be waiting you with a Turquoise flag or Turquoise umbrella

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Sultan Ahmet

    Blue colour effect of Blue mosque unique tiles..

  • 3
    Outside visit

    For Shopping alternatives, we will visit the biggest bazaar in the world.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    The Egyptian Obelisk

    Serpent Column, the Egyptian Obelisk and the Constantine Column of Hippodrome

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Sultan Ahmet

    Hagia Sophia history from Constantine to Ottoman and Turkish

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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Asunción 27 Feb 2024

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
Hemos estado muy bien. Muchas gracias, Arturo.
Diego 22 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Un guía fabuloso, muy cercano y paciente.
Ana Muñoz 19 Feb 2024

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
Nos ha encantado la vista con Artur, muy amable y entretenido...
Jeffrey 18 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
We had an amazing tour with Nehed. She is very knowledgeable and provided us with a comprehensive but succinct history of Istanbul.
Bethan 18 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
We had a wonderful tour with Nadeh! Not only was she very knowledgeable about the city, but she is also very interested and we really enjoyed chatting with her! She had lots of brilliant recommendations for our stay in Istanbul! We recommend taking her tour on your first day so you can learn all her tips for your time! Thank you so much again!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 8 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.
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