Viaurbis, Free Tour in Istanbul

Viaurbis, Free Tour in Istanbul

Viaurbis, Free Tour in Istanbul
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City ToursHistoric Walking AreasHistorical & Heritage ToursWalking ToursPrivate Tours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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The Original Free Tour Istanbul is the perfect way to explore the must-see historical landmarks of Istanbul. Learn about the great history of Istanbul and familiarize yourself with the Byzantine and Ottoman history. Join the best Istanbul Free Walking Tour and get insider tips on life in modern-day Istanbul.
Istanbul, Türkiye

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Nikoleta_Bilyarska
Sofia, Bulgaria49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We had the Free Walking Tour on 30th Dec with Pinar and we got a great experience of Istanbul thanks to her energetic and positive fun. She made sure to keep us informed not only of the sights we were passing by but also giving us tips and tricks for how to get most out of the time spent in Istanbul. I usually took free walking tours wherever we go and must admit Pinar was one of the best tour guides we had on tours. Recommend the tour as a great start of your journey in Istanbul as you will get to see the main sights in the old town, you will be given some useful tips and references what to eat. Great experience!
Written 6 January 2020
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Hello good day! We appreciate your valuable comment and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed our FRE TOUR IN ISTANBUL. We hope you can visit us again and our VIAURBIS agency is always at your disposal! Regards! Rocio
Written 6 January 2020
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FaustoI
Munich, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Our guide, Pınar, was simply amazing. She was not only very competent, but also friendly and enthusiastic! The weather wasn’t great that day, but she managed to motivate us to walk up and down the hills near Sultanahmet without even thinking about the pouring rain. We took this tour during the very first day in Istanbul (we stayed for 4 days) and it was a great introduction to the city. If you decide to take it, we really hope you get Pınar as a tour guide! We learned a lot about various sites in the city and also had a good laugh. Overall a great experience! We can only recommend it!
Written 14 February 2020
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Hello good day! Thank you for your valuable message and appreciation of your experience with us, it is good to know that you enjoyed our excursion and especially our dear guide Pinar. We have the best guides always at your disposal! Thank you for joining us and receive a big hug from the VIAURBIS family Regards Rocio.
Written 17 February 2020
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Karla
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Our guide Erdem was great! Tour was very interesting and informative. He showed us all the main attractions in the old city and sounded really glad to answer all of our questions about Istanbul. Told us to be aware of scams and places that are less "touristy" and much more..

After the free tour, those who wanted to see and hear "little" more about Istanbul and go for a boat ride along the European and Asian side coast they could do so for a small fee which was definitely worth it, sights were beautiful.

We really recommend this tour and guide to be more precise.

Greetings from Croatian couple that was on tour at Saturday 3rd October.
Written 13 October 2020
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Teodora K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Going on the free tour was one of our best decisions in Istanbul. I recommend doing it the first day of your trip because you will get many useful tips for the rest of your stay, like where to have delicious traditional food for affordable prices, where to get money in local currency or what are the best time to go to skip the lines at the landmarks. Our guide Pinar was truly wonderful, full of jokes and interesting facts! We definitely recommend, 10/10 experience! We also went to a boat trip (in the afternoon) with the same guide, costs only 15 euros and you get to go on the Golden Horn, the Bosphoreus and the Asian side of the city - we strongly recommend it as well, if you have a free afternoon.
Written 9 May 2023
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Bronaghy
San Diego, CA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Outstanding tour of Istanbul, starting between the Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet mosques and teaching us about their history as well as both ancient and modern Turkish history, dating back to the Ottoman Empire. Our guide Punar was incredibly engaging and animated, making jokes and keeping us interested for the full three hours. She even ended the tour at a restaurant with a special tour price which was the best meal I’ve had here, and offered to lead another tour on the Bosphorus River afterward for an additional small fee. Highly recommend, one of the best walking tours and guides I’ve ever had, and I’ve been on 40-50.
Written 1 May 2023
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Katarin K
Prague, Czech Republic4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
Last Friday we took walking free tour with VivaUrbis in Spanish. And this is the first time I am writing a comment after a tour but I need to. Because this one really stood out of the crowd and I would like to appreciate great job our tour guide Engin did. His tour was super interesting, entertaining and full of information. We had a lot of fun during the tour as he has great sense of humor. On the other hand he was really professional and knowledgeable about Istanbul providing us detailed information and there was no question he wouldn’t know to answer. Huge thanks to Engin, who is in my opinion true treasure among guides. Maybe it sounds like too many compliments, but you can find out yourself, if you ask for him - he speaks many languages as we understood so you don’t need to speak Spanish. For us it was definitely one of the best tours we’ve ever been (and we did many of them) with the best guide we could ask for! 😊
Written 23 September 2020
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Hello dear traveler! Thank you very much for leaving us your comment and highlighting the professionalism of our dear Engin, it is a pleasure for Viaurbis to know that you have enjoyed our FREE TOUR IN ISTANBUL. We are at your disposal whenever you want. We hope you can visit us again! Regards! Rocio.
Written 25 September 2020
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niravgator
Fremont, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We took Viaurbis free walking tour (English speaking) in Istanbul. We visited the city as a couple for 15 year anniversary celebration. I would rate the tour as an absolute must since it gives a well rounded information about the city, history, culture and key places. It is a nice 2.5 hour around the old town (where majority of attractions are). However I would rate our tour guide (Pinar Arsalan) as the best I’ve ever had!! She was the best combination of professionalism, knowledge, witty, well spoken and demonstrated a true passion to help tourists. She remembered personalized needs of each person on the tour and throughout gave personalized suggestions of what to do (or not to do). We also took the paid Bosphorous boat tour with her at the end of free walking tour, which was also worth it. She showed hidden gems but also freely talked about over rated attractions. And she suggested low cost eating and shopping options (no, it’s not Grand bazaar or Spice bazaar - those are all for tourists and higher priced. 😊 It’s Mahud pasha which sits in between these 2 bazaars). To the extent we also sought her help for our next stop to Cappadocia and she went out of her way to get me in tough with the head of Viaurbis who then connected me with another local company in Cappadocia. She was in constant touch via WhatsApp to ensure I got the Cappadocia booking done, even though she had nothing to earn out of it.

In a nutshell I would rate the tour as 5/5 but the guide as 10/5!
Written 8 July 2022
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Dani C
Barcelona, Spain3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
I allways do free tours when I'm visiting new cities, and I only bother myself to write a review when the tour guide deserves it. GÜIL did an awesome job. She was kind, informative, funny and able to answer all the qüestions that we asked her. A tour that is a must if you want to learn about the history and secrets of Istanbul.
Written 2 February 2020
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Hello! Thank you for joining us and for leaving us your comment. Viaurbis always at your disposal Regards! Rocio.
Written 3 February 2020
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David
Oslo, Norway19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Pinar was a great guide who gave us an informative and fun tour of the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul. As well as bringing the history of the city alive with lots of interesting (and surprising) facts she also shared helpful tips for how to get the most out of our visit to Istanbul.

I would definitely recommend doing this tour, and I recommend doing it early on during your stay in Istanbul If you have time you can also join the afternoon Bosphorus boat tour which this company also provides for a perfect day of sightseeing.
Written 1 August 2022
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Bhavik Madiyar
Munich, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Pinar is an amazing guide full of knowledge enthusiasm and most of all the spirit to make the trip for her guests absolutely memorable and to make them feel safe and at home in Istanbul.

The way she has customized the boat trip as well showing the Asian side of Istanbul is a perfect icing on the cake.

Would really recommend her walking and boat tours for people visiting Istanbul and wish her lot of strength and success in her amazing endeavor of showing Istanbul to her guests.
Written 22 September 2022
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