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Istanbul Sightseeing Walking Tour

From US$2.33
  • 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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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.
Reviews (23)
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Reviewed today
Excellent guide, horrible management.

Errol was very good, knowledgeable and attentive. But we nearly did not meet him. The way management set up the meeting point was horrible. First, there is no #30 building on that street (no such label on any building or address). Secondly, there was no...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CB12345
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile
Highlight of our trip

Errol was a wonderful guide. We would recommend his tour service. He was friendly, knowledgeable, kind and patient and connected the tour to the backdrop of the various empires that have ruled the area. We felt so much more connected to this amazing city as...More

Thank Brenda-blmhouston
Reviewed 18 November 2018
Fantastic Rainy 3 Hours

We met Erol at the set location and spent 3 hours with him. it was a rainy and cold day but Erol's knowledge and enthusiasm for his city did not waiver - even though he only had 2 of us. he was extremely passionate, knew...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joanne F
Reviewed 19 October 2018
Its a good walking tour of the sites from the outside only.

It is a good tour to get an overall idea on the sites and then you can come back do these in detail later.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank madhureeta a
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile
Must-do free tour!

We managed to do the free walking tour on our 2nd day in Istanbul and it was great. Our tour guide (Erol) was super friendly - gave us a lot of recco’s - and told us all about the rich history of the city. Thanks...More

Thank sylviafaasse
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24 October 2018|
Response from BenAltG | Reviewed this property |
Between two hours and a half and three.