Istanbul Old-City Full Day Walking Tour

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20 EUR

Istanbul first-timer? Only have one day to explore? Discover the historic Old City on a fascinating walking tour with a professional local guide. The tour covers Istanbul’s top 6 attractions: the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern, Topkapı Palace and the Grand Bazaar.

Duration: 8 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Atakan
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Merhaba! (Hello!) from Istanbul, Turkey...

Here is Atakan, a professional tourist guide, music and art lover, photographer, archeology fan, writer, cooker, eater, drinker and Istanbultrotter. I have been serving as a tour guide for more than ten years. Come and explore the beauty and diversity of Istanbul with me...

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Highlights

  • Explore Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet district on a relaxed-pace walking tour
  • Discover the city’s top attractions with a friendly and professional local guide
  • Visit the area where Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires ruled from

Description

This tour is designed for Istanbul first-timers and those with limited time in the city.

At the beginning of the day we’ll explore the Hippodrome, which was originally a stadium where chariots raced in front of tens of thousands of spectators. We’ll then make our way to the world-famous Blue Mosque. This iconic temple will take your breath away with its six minarets and 22,000 handmade blue tiles.

Afterwards, we’ll visit Hagia Sophia, which was the largest Christian cathedral in the world for almost 1000 years. It’s the only place on earth where you can admire marvellous Byzantine mosaics alongside mysterious Islamic calligraphy.

Our next stop will be the Basilica Cistern – the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city. We’ll then visit the massive Topkapı Palace, which is a very unique place as it was home to the Ottoman sultans and their harems for centuries.

Once we’re done sightseeing, it will be time to experience Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. With 66 streets and over 4000 shops, it’s the biggest covered market in the world.

What’s included & not included

  • Friendly and professional local tour guide
  • Museum entry fees
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses

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Meeting point

German Fountain

Reviews from travellers (2)

5.0/5

This was a great tour, given by an extremely well informed and entertaining guide. I would recommend the tour to anyone who has a whole day in Istanbul.
Atakan is such a personable and knowledgeable guide. My daughter and I felt very comfortable and learned so much about Istanbul and the sights we saw. The pace was great for me (58) and for my daughter (26). Best decision we made.
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