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Free Walking Tour Old Town Of Istanbul

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  • İstanbul
  • Available in: English

About the guru Yunus

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

Hello, my name is Emre who raised in one of the biggest and most populated cities of the world ''Istanbul''.I love to share the history and culture of my city. Join me for a free walking tour to understand it's culture and history.

Istanbul is one of the oldest cities in the world. It was the capital of three big empires; the Roman Empire, the Eastern Roman Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. Now its the biggest city of Turkey and the non-official capital of the country.

In our free tour,

After we meet at the German Fountain which was given as a gift to Ottoman Empire by german king Wilhelm ii, You will hear the story of Istanbul, then we will see Hagia Sophia from outside, then walk in the garden of Blue Mosque with hearing the facts of Islam, Our tour heads a secret cistern, where you will be amazed by the architecture of Roman Empire that served as a cistern for the needs of the Istanbul for a long time with the Basilica Cistern. ( Please note; Istanbul Municipality decided to charge 20 TRY and it is up to you to go inside or not during the tour ) We will go to the Nuruosmaniye mosque after that and visit inside of a great ottoman mosque. Then we will see Grand Bazaar where we will finish our tour too.

Please be aware that only official tour guides can provide guiding service in Turkey and our tour guides are all licensed, studied 4 years to be a guide and this is their full-time job and this is not a free tour like others that walk around main sites and based on selling any other products. They will give lots of hints that you can save your time and money.

The minimum suggested contribution 10 Euros, 10 Us Dollars, or 70 Turkish Liras per person if you like the tour. if you not, you can leave the tour without paying any fee too.

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How to find me: Will be waiting for you with a colorful umbrella
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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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.

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Ratings 63

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Ana

8 days ago

Very knowledgeable tour guide!

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Response from Yunus:

Thanks for the review, Warm Regards
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Stephanie

9 days ago

Yunus was a great guide. His knowledge of Istanbul’s history was impressive, he was interactive and engaging. He also provided a lot of great tips for restaurants and other activities in the city. I would recommend this tour.

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Response from Yunus:

Thanks a lot for your feedback and nice words.
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Robin Spiegler

11 days ago

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Response from Yunus:

Thanks for the rating.
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Nevena

12 days ago

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Response from Yunus:

Thanks for the rating.
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Ans Khurram

14 days ago

Great tour. Yunus does a great job of giving a historical overview of Istanbul in a short space of 2 hours.

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Response from Yunus:

Thanks for the rating and review, Hope to see you again.
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Kristoffer

14 days ago

I've visited Istanbul three times and I got such an interesting insider information about Istanbul and Turkey on this walking tour. Highly recommended.

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Response from Yunus:

Thanks for the review and nice words.

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