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Free Walking Tour Old Town Of Istanbul

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  • İstanbul
  • Available in: English

About the guru Yunus

I am an official tour guide for more than 10 years. I love my city and country and looking forward to sharing things that make this country beautiful.

I am an official tour guide for more than 10 years. I love my city and country and looking forward to sharing things that make this country beautiful.

About the tour

Hello, my name is Emre who raised in one of the biggest and most populated cities of the world ''Istanbul''.I love to share the history and culture of my city. Join me for a free walking tour to understand it's culture and history.

Istanbul is one of the oldest cities in the world. It was the capital of three big empires; the Roman Empire, the Eastern Roman Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. Now its the biggest city of Turkey and the non-official capital of the country.

In our free tour,

After we meet at the German Fountain which was given as a gift to Ottoman Empire by german king Wilhelm ii, You will hear the story of Istanbul, then we will see Hagia Sophia from outside, then walk in the garden of Blue Mosque with hearing the facts of Islam, Our tour heads a secret cistern, where you will be amazed by the architecture of Roman Empire that served as a cistern for the needs of the Istanbul for a long time with the Basilica Cistern. ( Please note; Istanbul Municipality decided to charge 20 TRY and it is up to you to go inside or not during the tour ) We will go to the Nuruosmaniye mosque after that and visit inside of a great ottoman mosque. Then we will see Grand Bazaar where we will finish our tour too.

Please be aware that only official tour guides can provide guiding service in Turkey and our tour guides are all licensed, studied 4 years to be a guide and this is their full-time job and this is not a free tour like others that walk around main sites and based on selling any other products. They will give lots of hints that you can save your time and money.

The minimum suggested contribution 10 Euros, 10 Us Dollars, or 70 Turkish Liras per person if you like the tour. if you not, you can leave the tour without paying any fee too.

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How to find me: Will be waiting for you with a colorful umbrella
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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What's the price?

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Ratings 49

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Valeria

3 days ago

Great Tour!! Learned so much about Istanbul!! Would definitely recommend

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Response from Yunus:

Thanks a lot for the review. Hope to see you again.
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Nigel

4 days ago

Good fun, taking in most of the local sites except the Blue Mosque (under repair at the time). An informative guide.

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Response from Yunus:

Thanks a lot for the review. Glad to hear you had a good time.
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Pedro nicolau

4 days ago

Great tour. We loved it the information provided, all places visited and the cool tips fron Emre.

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Response from Yunus:

Thanks for the nice words.
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Negin

4 days ago

Very good English and lots of knowledge. I definitely recommend him.

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Response from Yunus:

Thanks for the review.
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Zi

5 days ago

It was a great tour. Yunus was very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. Highly recommend!! Please tip well =))

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Response from Yunus:

Thanks for the feedback about the tour and me. Hope to see you again.
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Chiharu

5 days ago

Very informative and enjoyable!

Thank you!!

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Response from Yunus:

Thanks for the review. Glad to hear you had a good time.

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