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Discovering the Old town of Istanbul

  • İstanbul
  • Available in: English

About the guru Walking Guides

We are a group of English speaking, licensed tour guides who have passion for Istanbul. We love to share information about the history, culture and traditions of our city. Discover Istanbul with us.

We are a group of English speaking, licensed tour guides who have passion for Istanbul. We love to share information about the history, culture and traditions of our city. Discover Istanbul with us.

About the tour

Istanbul is one of the most fantastic cities in the world. The old town of Istanbul was the capital of great empires and the dream of the conquerers. It has many stories to be told. Explore the old town with a local guide and hear its stories in this tip based free walking tour.

In this walking tour we will discover the Roman Hippodrome area, see the famous Blue Mosque and iconic Hagia Sophia from outside, stroll through the labyrinthian streets of Grand Bazaar, visit the fabulous mosque of Sultan Süleyman (Süleymaniye) and end up the tour at Spice Market in Eminönü.

We are keeping our groups small for a better and more intimate experience.

Learn the culture and customs and see Istanbul from a local's eye.

Please note that;

Reservation is required. Please apply with full names.

We walk about 4 km (2.8 miles) in this tour, please wear comfortable shoes.

Our tours run as scheduled.No matter if it rains or snows, our guide will be there. If it is rainy do not forget your umbrella.

Meeting point
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How to find me: In front of the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts. The guide will carry a blue umbrella.
Tour duration: 3 hours

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

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Albert

7 months ago

Fantastic tour guide and very interesting recommended.

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Morag

7 months ago

Fantastic - guide was great.

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Gabriela

7 months ago

Great tour! He know a lot and he answer all our question!

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Terry

7 months ago

Fantastic tour highly recommended

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Magdalena

7 months ago

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Sarah

7 months ago

Great tour. very informative. Started with the History of Istanbul then through to lical culture, food and habits, places to eat ans shop around the different sections ofvthe old town. great guide, very personable, knowledge and fun. Took in the areas around blue mosque, grand bazar and spice market. 3 hr tour.

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