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Istanbul Sightseeing Walking Tour

From US$1,16
  • Take an in-depth guided walking tour through Istanbul
  • See popular attractions like Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and the Spice Market
  • Discover under-the-radar local sights with your guide
Istanbul Sightseeing Walking Tour
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Istanbul Sightseeing Walking Tour

The former capital of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul is a vibrant city filled with magnificent architecture and a rich history as the bridge between east and west. Perfect for first-time visitors, this in-depth guided walking tour covers the main attractions like the Hagia Sophia while also venturing to hard-to-find secret spots. Leave the navigation to your guide,  who also provides illuminating commentary.

What to Expect
After meeting your guide at Sultanahmet Square, head off on a scenic stroll through one of the world’s most spectacular cities. Your guide will tell stories from the heyday of Byzantine and Ottoman rule as you wander the picturesque streets. You'll make your way through all the main historical highlights, from the sixth-century Byzantine cathedral of Hagia Sophia—famous for its stunning gold mosaics—to the Spice Market, which boasts more than 100 shops.

But your guide will also show you less visited attractions. Take a peek at Caferaga Medrese, a 16th-century madrasa that is now a handicrafts center. You’ll also discover local haunts and learn where residents of the diverse, sprawling city go for the best Turkish coffee.
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile
Great way to see the city

Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, showing us all the main spots around the old town and giving us an in depth insight into this historical city. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Liam B
Reviewed 11 May 2018
Great free tour with Erol

I booked the free tour with Erol and it was a great experience. Funny, interesting and very complete. For more than two and a half hours you will see the main touristic sites of Istanbul next to a good guide. Thanks Erol! :-)

Thank BenAltG
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile
Great free walking tour

Erol was a great guide—very knowledgeable, interesting, and friendly. Took us around Sultanahmet and the Grand Bazaar, ~3 hours in total. Totally recommended

Thank Graham M
Reviewed 27 April 2018
Interesting and informative

We were in Istanbul for the second time, because we love it. This time with some friends. It was there first time and we decided to take the free walking tour to have a quick picture of the old city. It was fantastic! Erol, our...More

Thank Racach
Reviewed 10 April 2018
Great and informative walking tour

Erol is a great guide, very knowledgeable and helpful. We had a great time learning about Ottoman history while soaking in the sights of Sultanahmet icons. Thanks again.

Thank Flora S
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