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Free Walking Tour 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

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 90 Turkish Liras per person if you like the tour. if you not, you can leave the tour without paying any fee too.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

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

Tour Schedule

  • Tue, 19 Jan
    13:15
  • Wed, 20 Jan
    13:15
  • Thu, 21 Jan
    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 (77)

Jolien de Louw 2 days

Response from Yunus
Thanks for your rating.
Karim Yafi 2 days

Great guide. Very patient

Response from Yunus
Wish you could join the tour, sorry for your health problem. But thanks for your review also.
Tatiana 7 days

Yunus is fantastic. The tour was more than interesting, Istanbul is beautiful and with such a history! We recommend this tour to everyone who visits Istanbul. Thanks again, Yunus!

Response from Yunus
Thanks for tour nice words
Pierre Takla 16 days

Our family enjoyed the tour (despite the coronavirus restrictions). I highly recommend. In addition to the main tourist spots, a nice "Islam for dummies" is part of the tour.

Response from Yunus
Thanks for the review and Details you shared. Hope to see you again
Annie Rupani about 2 months

Yunus was an incredibly knowledgeable tour guide, giving us insight into the culture and history of Istanbul and Turkey. Not only did we learn a ton, but we got to see the most popular sites in Istanbul including the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. I would definitely recommend this tour!

4.9(77) 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(77) Ratings