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Highlights of Istanbul Walking Tour

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What to Expect
You’ll see top attractions like the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and neighborhood gems like Egyptian Obelisk at the ancient Roman Hippodrome. As you walk, you’ll learn the history of this contemporary city and its ancient roots. 3-hour walking tour of Istanbul’ hidden treasures with an expert guide.
As we tour Istanbul, your guide will point out places to get the best local snacks and coffee, as well as show you the main points of interest along the way. Feel free to ask your guide for further information about the city, or places of special interest.

  • Discover the secret haunts of locals in Sultanahmet and explore the backstreets and hidden gems.
  • Visit Caferaga Medrese from 16th Century and now is handicraft center
  • Explore the labyrinth that is the Grand Bazaar and local markets included Spice Bazaar
  • Be stunned by stellar views of Istanbul and hear tales of both Byzantine and Ottoman drama and intrigue.
  • Get the most out of Istanbul in the company of an expert local guide. 
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pudding Shop (Lale Restaurant)
Departure Time
9:00 am
1.00 pm
Return Details

Our tour concludes in Eminönü where Galata Bridge is, leaving you free to continue your Istanbul sightseeing.

  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Museums and/or palaces mentioned are seen from outside
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • This tour aims to give you an overview of the city, its historic attractions, museums, food, local arts and traditions etc. We are actually visiting Grand Bazaar and Spice Market but don't visit Museums or Palaces inside.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

When preparing for our city trip to Istanbul I first checked the availability of free walking tours. I quickly found #tematique tours and signed up for the Sunday morning, July 1st, 9.15 AM tour. From previous walking tours I know that the local guides are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Hannie76
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Erol was an extremely knowledgable and intelligent guide who was able to offer answers to all of our questions. If it's your first day in Istanbul and you don't know where to begin I would highly recommend this tour as it gives a great background...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Anastasia C
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Enjoyed the walking tour. Erol was a wonderful guide - enthusiastic & well-informed. Lots of the sights he pointed out are well worth an individual visit later on. This is a great way to get an overall view, and then pick and choose more in-depth...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DashaZG
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the free walking tour with Erol very much. He shows you the highlights of old part of istanbul in +/- 3 hours. He is a friendly guide with loads of information and good tips for when your done with the tour. I highly...More

Thank kimk985
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Great chance to get to know magnificent city Istanbul with the local. Our guide Erol was very knowledgable and gave us useful insider tips to continue discovering Istnabul on our own. Highly reccomended!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gerda Š
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  • Duration: 3h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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