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Secrets of Istanbul - half day walking tour - Off The Tourist Trails provided by My Local Guide Istanbul

Secrets of Istanbul - half day walking tour - Off The Tourist Trails

Secrets of Istanbul - half day walking tour - Off The Tourist Trails
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Get deep into the history of Istanbul and visit off the beaten track destinations with the Secrets of Istanbul walking tour. Discover the hidden gems of old Constantinople and explore its puzzled streets with an English-speaking expert guide who knows the secrets of the city very well. Visit places that are not easy to find on your own, hear stories of Istanbul legends and historical personalities and see the best attractions of Istanbul along the way. ​
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 68538P42
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch at a local restaurant. We will start with meze ( dips ) pita bread, Adana kebab, chicken shish, Lahmacun ( Turkish style pizza ) and Kunefe desert.
  • Bottled waters and soft drinks are included
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • We will have a Hookah/ Shisha smoking and pastry filo
  • Entry/Admission - Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Alemdar, İncili Çavuş Sk. No:8, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Travel to the Sultanahmet Tram Station. From the tram station walk down the hill on the left side of the road. Take the first left onto Ticathane Sokak (street). You will see Mosaik Restaurant on your right. When you reach Mosaik Restaurant turn right onto the small pedestrian lane.
  • Mısır Çarşısı, Rüstem Paşa, Erzak Ambarı Sok. No:92, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch at a local restaurant. We will start with meze ( dips ) pita bread, Adana kebab, chicken shish, Lahmacun ( Turkish style pizza ) and Kunefe desert.
  • Bottled waters and soft drinks are included
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • We will have a Hookah/ Shisha smoking and pastry filo
  • Entry/Admission - Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi
Departure details
  • Alemdar, İncili Çavuş Sk. No:8, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Travel to the Sultanahmet Tram Station. From the tram station walk down the hill on the left side of the road. Take the first left onto Ticathane Sokak (street). You will see Mosaik Restaurant on your right. When you reach Mosaik Restaurant turn right onto the small pedestrian lane.
  • Mısır Çarşısı, Rüstem Paşa, Erzak Ambarı Sok. No:92, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Mısır Çarşısı, Rüstem Paşa, Erzak Ambarı Sok. No:92, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    İncili Çavuş Sk. No:8
    Alemdar, İncili Çavuş Sk. No:8, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Travel to the Sultanahmet Tram Station. From the tram station walk down the hill on the left side of the road. Take the first left onto Ticathane Sokak (street). You will see Mosaik Restaurant on your right. When you reach Mosaik Restaurant turn right onto the small pedestrian lane.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Grand Bazaar Jewelers
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Sahaflar Carsisi
    Istanbul Universitesi Rektorlugu
  • 5
    Suleymaniye Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Mısır Çarşısı
    Rüstem Paşa, Erzak Ambarı Sok. No:92, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    See address & details
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leo l
9 contributions
Excellent guide with excellent background about the places we were.
We were taken to a nice and tasty restaurant.
Suggest to you not to buy in a tourist locations (even ones with fix prices) without some comparison with less tourist places.
Written 7 December 2021
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Annika M
Calgary, Alberta, Canada4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We loved our tour off the beaten path. We spent a full day exploring some of Istanbul's overlooked and under visited tourist destinations. It was a treat to have one on one time with a guide that was passionate and educated about the country's history and offerings. We were even totally alone in some of our visits! The true highlight was having an inside look into a day in the life of a local in Turkey. We ate local cuisine, visited local hot spots for a quick breakfast/ferry ride to Istanbul, dip in the ocean, view of the city and religious sights. We would recommend this trip to anyone looking to go beyond the normal places in Istanbul to experience this rich and diverse culture first hand!
Written 31 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you the lovely review. We are happy to see your tour with our accompany to see Istanbul from the local eyes. We hope to see you in Istanbul again in future.
Written 6 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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78trishab
78trishab
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Making layovers an adventure of their own
My friend and I had long layovers in Istanbul on our trip to Kathmandu. What to do with a 9-hr evening layover and
xiaorandejavu
xiaorandejavu
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A transit tour with good vibes
We didn’t waste much time after we walked out of the terminal. A beautiful limousine was waiting for us and we were
molmedohas
molmedohas
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Execllent!!
Salih was amazing it was a great experience to get to know the Citi with him, he is really knowledgeable very patie
carol_mcknight
carol_mcknight
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Must Do Experience
This experience was everything I expected and more. The food choices were delicious and Salih was the perfect guide
AndreDumagghh
AndreDumagghh
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Best layover tour
The experience I had with my tour guide was absolutely amazing. I was picked up from the airport in a shuttle and I
Dani H
Dani H
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Amazing
My first time visiting Istanbul.I took three tours with my Local Guide I had a very good time Salih is very profess
883marijam
883marijam
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Amazing day in Istanbul
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Hendog999
Hendog999
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Brilliant few days!
We had a wonderful few days with Salih...first day he picked us up from our Airbnb and took us round the major site
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krkest
krkest
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It was an awe full experience
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Hello! My friends and I had a 6 hour layover in Istanbul last week. We weren't sure if that was enough time to see
WheresAsh
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Simply Amazing
Had a great time exploring the historical city of Istanbul! My guide was extremely patient and kind. He made sure t
daikii2019
daikii2019
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Best layover experiecne
I was traveling solo and used this tour in late December. Salih kindly welcomed me and the guide was perfect with l
X7491IUcourtneys
X7491IUcourtneys
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Layover tour
Our guide was very good.very informative. He was very funny. He took us to a very good coffee shop !!
Steve P
Steve P
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Well worth doing
Salih is very knowledgeable and professional. There is much more to the Hagia Sofia/Blue Mosque area than I realiz
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