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Free Tour of the old town of Istanbul

Your Guru: Yunus
Questions?
  • İstanbul
  • Available in English
  • 2 hours y 30 minutes

About the Guru

I am an official tour guide for more than 10 years. I love my city and country and looking forward to sharing things that make this country beautiful.

I am an official tour guide for more than 10 years. I love my city and country and looking forward to sharing things that make this country beautiful.

About the Tour

I love sharing the history and culture of my city, one of the largest and most populated in the world. Book this Free Tour to understand its culture and history!

Istanbul is one of the oldest cities in the world , it was the capital of three great empires; the Roman Empire, the Eastern Roman Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. It is now the largest city in Turkey and the unofficial capital of the country.

On our free tour, after meeting at the German Fountain that the German King Wilhelm II gave to the Ottoman Empire, you will hear the history of Istanbul. We will head towards Hagia Sophia to see it from outside and then walk through the Blue Mosque garden to hear the facts of Islam.

Our tour heads a secret cistern, where you will be amazed by the architecture of the Roman Empire that served as a cistern for the needs of Istanbul for a long time with the Basilica Cistern . After this stop, we will go to Nuruosmaniye Mosque and visit the inside of a great Ottoman mosque.
Then we will see the Grand Bazaar where we will end our tour.

Our tour guides are licensed, they studied 4 years to be a guide and this is their full time job and this is not a free tour like others who tour the main sites and are based on the sale of any other product. They will give you plenty of clues that you can save time and money. You can ask any question related to anything to our guides.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: He will be waiting for you with a colorful umbrella

Tour Schedule

  • Fri, 23 Apr
    13:15
  • Sat, 24 Apr
    13:15
  • Sat, 24 Apr
    13:15

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (94)

Serena Williams 14 minutes

Yunus was such a great tour guide! This was the first thing we did during our trip to Istanbul and it was really a great introduction to the city. Yunus shared wonderful recommendations for food, shopping, and other neighborhoods to see in Istanbul, as well as lots of fascinating insights about Turkish culture. Highly recommend - thanks for the great tour!

Dhruv Malhotra 12 minutes

Nikola svilar about 1 hour

Nina Rogova about 2 hours

We loved the tour! If it’s your first time in Istanbul and you don’t really know what to start from, start from this tour. Even though it was a chilly and rainy day, Yunus made sure we had a great and informative time.

Marta Stetsiuk 2 minutes

This was a great tour with lots of history, interesting details and cultural insights. Yunus is very knowledgeable and made this tour very memorable - thank you!!

4.9(94) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

4.9(94) Ratings