Authentic Istanbul Walking Tour - Fun Cultural Highlights

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on February 03, 2018

We are a group of friends and official guides from Istanbul. We are in love with our city and we would like to share it with you. For this reason, we have decided to offer our travelers some tours to discover its charm together. Passion, enthusiasm and professionalism characterize us and will be the perfect ingredients to make you experience Istanbul as we do.

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

Tour description

 Welcome to Istanbul :)

 Hope so far you are having great time!

During our free tour, you will get to know the essential places to visit in Istanbul. Everything you can not miss in the city, its history, and evolution and lots of fun facts and also local recommendations.

With our guides, you will discover in the most entertaining way, İstanbul, its history, and culture, as well as some curiosities and facts.

 We will explore together the story of the city and give you an introduction to Turkey and İstanbul!

With the most entertaining and passionate local guides, you’ll get to know:

  • The essential history of Turkey throughout the streets of Istanbul
  • The historical neighborhoods of old town and visit some iconic places. 
  • Fun facts about the Turkish people, their culture, and their habits
  • Great sightseeing spots
  • A lot of smart tips to make the most of your vacation in Istanbul
  • Free Tasting of the best borek ( cheese pastry) 

On our Classic Istanbul Free Tour you will see:
⦁ German Fountain
⦁ Blue Mosque (
We will try to go inside depending the line as sometimes it takes 1 hour, none will enjoy on the tour waiting at the line instead of waiting, we would like to show more sites and show another mosque  )
⦁ Hippodrome
⦁ Basilica Cistern ( require an entry fee and we cover from outside )
⦁ Nuru Osmaniye Mosque
⦁ local tea house where you can try Turkish coffee or tea
⦁ Grand Bazaar

This tour is about 2,5 hours.
(The guide can adapt the itinerary depending on the weather or possible contingencies).

Note: Our tour guides are licensed, they studied 4 years to be a guide and this is their full-time job. They will give you plenty of clues that you can save time and money. Recommended tipping at least 10 Euros, 10 Us Dollars or 400 TRY

İmportant note: if you are are group more than 8 people we don't accept your reservation even you make seperate bookings. Your guide has the right not to accept your group if you come as a big group. This tour is designed for solo travellers couples and small groups. Please contact us if you have a big group so we can arrange private tour for you. Thanks 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    No:, Sultan Ahmet, Divan Yolu Cd. No:...
    No:, Sultan Ahmet, Divan Yolu Cd. No:6, 34400 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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    Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant, Divanyolu Caddesi No.6 34400, Sultanahmet, Istanbul Our Guide will be waiting with yellow umbrella ( Happy Istanbul Tour sign on it )

  • 1
    Free admission
    Blue Mosque

    Depending the line we will try to go inside of the Sultanahmet mosque and if the line is very long and require waiting long time, we will see an alternative mosque

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Hippodrome of Constantinople

    We will see some obelisks remained from old times.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Santa Sofía

    Once the biggest church of the World now it is a mosque and as it require an entry fee that's why we will see from outside

  • 4
    Free admission
    Grand Bazaar

    We will cover the oldest shopping mall in the history.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Sultan Cemetary

    we will see the graves of a royal family.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Column of Constantine the Great

    We will cover the forum with the coloumn of the constantine the great

  • 7
    Outside visit

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).

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Nilka 20 Jun 2024

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Travelled in family - Jun 2024
Excellent tour and very interesting historic facts. The guide knows a lot about the Turkish history Highly recommended!!
Andrea 17 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Really great experience and explanation!!
Ulrike 11 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Great tour! Very professional! Overview of the history of the city and the monuments visited. Good background information about the great basar. Answered all questions. Thank you Cumali
Brenda 24 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
If you only do one thing in Istanbul, make it this tour. We saw and learned so much and had fun while doing it. Our guide Yunus was very knowledgeable on the history of Istanbul and a very nice guy. I'd recommend you join him at his shop/restaurant afterwards, the tea and sweets were delicious, the Turkish delights 🤤 It was also a great opportunity to talk to the other people on the tour. 10 out of 10 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Thank you so much. Brenda
Eleni 22 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Great tour to take on the 1st day! It was entertaining, lots of fun and covered the highlights. Highly recommend!
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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.
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