Guided tour

Full-Day Walking Tour of Istanbul's Old City

4.5 / 5

13 reviews

Activity provider: ISTANBUL VOYAGE TRAVEL

Full-Day Walking Tour of Istanbul's Old City

Activity provider: ISTANBUL VOYAGE TRAVEL

From US$ 85.81 per person

Experience the beauty of Istanbul’s Old City with our fully guided walking tour.Spend 5 hours wandering through sights such as the Blue Mosque,the Roman Hippodrome Square and Hagia Sophia.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, German
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Wander through Istanbul’s Old City with an experienced and knowledgeable guide
  • Learn about the history of Istanbul by visiting Hagia-Sophia Blue Mosque museums
  • Admire The Blue Tiles Of The Blue Mosque
Full description
The historic Old City in Istanbul is stunningly beautiful, and we can help you make the most of your visit with this full-day guided walking tour. Our professional local guide will take you through all the sights of the Old City, giving you valuable insight into the history of this fascinating place. The tour starts at the Hagia-Sophia Museum before you head to the world heritage monument. We will then walk to the Blue Mosque to see the glorious architecture of this historic building, which dates back to the early 1600s. Then it’s off to the Roman Hippodrome Square, where your tour will show you the Egyptian Obelisque, Roman Pillar, Greek Column and the German Fountain. Then it's off to a Roman Cistern. Afterwards, walk to the entrance gate of the world famous Grand Bazaar.
Includes
  • Entrance fees to the museums (Hagia-Sophia, Blue Mosque )
  • Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Entrance fees to Topkapi Palace Museum
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

The tour will start in front of Our Travel Agency. Please don't be late, the group can't wait for you.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Scarf

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Oversize luggage
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Visits inside The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) are not possible from 1st of March until the 15th of May 2018 due to maintenance works
  • Istanbul's traffic may affect the duration of the tour
  • On Mondays the Hagia Sophia Museum is closed; in its place we will visit another museum
  • On Tuesdays the Topkapi Imperial Palace is closed
  • On Sundays the Grand Bazaar is closed, but the Spice Bazaar is open
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
  • Service
    5/5

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One of the few Italian tours organized in the city at a good value for money. Great guide Emre who explains things in detail and with simplicity. Great availability also of Sare, the girl from the office who takes care of the tour management. Recommended tour to learn the history of the city, with us there was another Italian couple for a total of 4 people, so also pleasant and not distracting (as if it were a private tour). In organizational terms the only note (but which in our case did not affect that much): we were contacted a few days before on whatsapp by the agency's office to ask us to move the tour by one day. Therefore I recommend not organizing the tour on the last day you are in Istanbul to avoid surprises. Recommended

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August 25, 2022

Hit All the High Points

Our guide, Emre, picked us up from our hotel to begin our walking tour. It was hot but we made good tracks and saw everything the description said we would see plus a few other things--Roman cistern. Very interesting. Emre was prompt, knowledgeable, a good sport and was able to converse in English enough to discuss the finer points of Turkish life. We stopped at a cafe for lunch, which had been predetermined. It was only adequate. While there was enough food, a three course meal, there was no choice in the menu. The food was just ok. Not being lamb eaters, the doner kebab was wasted on us. Other than that I would recommend the tour and it was worth what we paid. And the arrangements were smoothly executed.

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July 31, 2015

Very good . We had an excelentw guide

Outstanding

September 1, 2019

Product ID: 15517