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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  • 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

 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
⦁ Hagia Sophia
⦁ Blue Mosque
⦁ Hippodrome
⦁ Basilica Cistern
⦁ 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. 

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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  • 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 )

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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Pablo 21 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Guía muy majo que hizo la explicación de la ciudad de forma muy entretenida!!
Eric... 19 Mar 2023
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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
El tour estuvo excelente! Burak realmente nos explico e informó sobre los lugares más emblemáticos e interesantes de Estambul. Duro 3 hs., pero se nos pasó rapidísimo. Además, nos dio datos y tips buenísimos para luego seguir recorriendo por nuestra cuenta. Solo no pudimos hacer el gran bazar porque era domingo y estaba cerrado. Sin dudas lo recomiendo para el primer día en la ciudad.
Andrés 19 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Gracias Ensar!
Jorge 19 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Burak es una persona entrañable y muy simpático. El tour estuvo fenomenal y lo pasamos realmente bien. Muy recomendable!
Sarah 17 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
We couldn't wish for a better introduction to the city of Istanbul. Now we feel ready to navigate through the city the next days on our own. Maybe the next time we would take the "alternative tour" as it is supposed to give even more interesting facts about culture, politics and alternative topics like lgbtq* etc. For an overview and historical facts this tour was perfect indeed.
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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
There is no minimum number of people 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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