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Discovering Eminönü, Ortaköy and Turkish Food - Free Walking Tour

  • İstanbul
  • Available in: English

About the guru Çelik Kubilay

Welcome to Istanbul! My name is Kubilay, or you can call me ''Kubi''. I was born in Istanbul and i truly live for my city. I'm an entrepreneur in fashion and technology fields. I'm also history researcher, studying antropology and amateur musician as well. I love meeting with new people and exploring each other's culture and experiences. I'll be so happy to show you and make... More »

Welcome to Istanbul! My name is Kubilay, or you can call me ''Kubi''. I was born in Istanbul and i truly live for my city. I'm an entrepreneur in fashion and technology fields. I'm also history researcher, studying antropology and amateur musician as well. I love meeting with new people and exploring each other's culture and experiences. I'll be so happy to show you and make you discover Istanbul's all history, city, culture and food!

About the tour

Eminönü, Beşiktaş and Ortaköy disctricts are representing both modern and historical vision of Istanbul, you'll discover with me all of it while tasting Turkish food!

We'll start from Eminönü. Through the Galata Bridge and Karaköy district, we'll reach to Dolmabahce Palace and Beşiktaş, and we'll walk to Ortaköy from sea side and we'll capture together the beauty of Bosphorus and Modern Era of Ottoman Architecture. We'll finish the tour at famous Ortaköy Mosque.

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What we will see?

Eminönü New Mosque

Spice Bazaar

Galata Bridge

Tophane Çeşmesi (Tophane Fountain)

Tophane-i Amire (Ottoman Gun Foundry)

Kılıç Ali Paşa Mosque

Nusretiye Mosque

Pargalı İbrahim Pasha's Tomb (Grand Vizier of Sultan Suleiman)

Dolmabahce Palace

Ottoman Navy Museum

Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha's Tomb (Captain of Ottoman Navy of Sultan Suleiman)

Ciragan Palace

Ortaköy Mosque

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What we will taste?

Kumpir (Stuffed potato bowl)

Turkish Baklava

Kokoreç (lamb or goat intestines wrapped around seasoned offal)

Kebab (Meat that grilled or braised in Turkish style)

Lokma (small balls stuffed with sweet water ''Sherbet'')

Midye (Mussel)

Turkish Delight

Meeting point
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How to find me: I'll be waiting for you at the front of Sirkeci Hafız Mustafa 1864 Dessert Store The store is next to Sirkeci Tram Station and also Sirkeci Marmaray Station. It will take only 1 minute you to reach.
Tour duration: 3 hours

Tour schedule

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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!

Ratings 2

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Matheen

7 months ago

Very friendly person. Had solo walk tour. Waited for me as was late over 10 mins. Thank you for the experience.

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Response from Çelik Kubilay:

It was great to be with you Matheen!
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Karon

7 months ago

Extrodinary city & Celiks knowledge & presentation was fabulous. He explained even the smallest detail but kept the group moving appropriately to finish on time. He treated each of us personally & answered all questions. Çelik is a tremendous asset to his city of Istanbul & his love for it shows in his actions as a guide. Thx u.

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Response from Çelik Kubilay:

It was pleasure and so fun to be with you Karon! I'm so glad by your words, much love to Mexico!
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