Istanbul Walking Tour

Last Updated on 22 February 2024 by TT

Istanbul Walking Tour

Istanbul walking tour; Istanbul stands out as one of the few cities worldwide that combines immense size with rich history, vibrant culture, lively social scenes, and diverse gastronomy. Despite its allure, the average visitor stays in Istanbul for just 3 or 4 nights, which is hardly enough to scratch the surface of what the city has to offer. To maximize your time, we’ve crafted a two-day intensive program designed to give you a comprehensive experience.

PS; this web page has been prepared with the aim of bringing together individual visitors with tour guides, travel agency services are not provided. The following tours are just to give an idea.

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DAY 1 – Istanbul Walking Tour; THE ESSENTIAL SIGHTS

Description of the tour

This is the most essential itinary, comprising the most essential historical sights of Istanbul. During this tour you will have opportunity to visit the most emblematic monuments from three magnificent empires “Byzantium, Roman and Ottoman” and find out the complicated history in an easy and enjoyable way. The tour also includes a fast ticket purchase and enriched with stunning samples of Ottoman arts and some special gastronomic tastes of local tastes.

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What you will see

  • Topkapı Palace (closed on Tuesdays)
  • The Fountain Of Sultan Ahmet III
  • Haghia Sophia (closed on mondays during winter)
  • Blue Mosque
  • Basilic Cistern
  • Grand Bazaar (closed on sundays)
  • Roman Hippodrome
  • German Fountain
  • Roman Million Stone
  • The Constantine Column
  • The First Ottoman Baroque Mosque
  • Sultan tombs & headstones
  • Ottoman Hammams

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What you will do

Before lunch; this tour is designed to cover the quintessential landmarks of Istanbul, offering a deep dive into the city’s most significant historical sites. You’ll have the chance to explore iconic monuments that stand as testaments to the grandeur of three great empires: Byzantine, Roman, and Ottoman. Discover Istanbul’s complex history in an engaging and accessible manner. This tour not only promises expedited ticket purchases but also showcases exquisite examples of Ottoman art and introduces you to unique local culinary delights.

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After lunch; our tour continues with visits to the ancient Roman Million Stone and the awe-inspiring Basilica Cistern. Following these historic stops, it’s time to indulge in some shopping; we’ll meander towards the Grand Bazaar. En route, we’ll encounter the Sultan Tombs, uncover fascinating tales behind unique headstones, and marvel at the Column of Constantine—believed to house relics like the Holy Grail, the Holy Nails, Solomon’s Menorah, and Noah’s Axe. We’ll also admire the first example of Ottoman baroque architecture.

Upon reaching the Grand Bazaar, prepare to immerse yourself in the centuries-old Ottoman tradition of commerce. This is your chance to explore at your leisure, shop for treasures, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Our tour concludes here, in the heart of the bazaar. Your guide will provide assistance on the best ways to return to your hotel, ensuring a seamless end to your adventure.

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What you need to know

  • This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.
  • This excursion involves with pretty walking with little slopes and ladders.
  • We recommend wearing appropriate footwear and comfortable clothing.
  • Since Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, we may alter it with Egyptian Bazaar.

Tour Lenght

  • 7-8 hours approximately

Language of the tour

  • English

Meeting point & meeting hour

  • Meeting at Sultanahmet Square or at your hotel lobby.
  • Decide your departure hour with the guide. Our suggestion is not earlier than 09:00 and not later than 10:30.

What is included in the price

  • Licenced guide and professional guiding

What is not included in the price

Nothing apart from guiding

Entrance tickets; 

  • Topkapi Museum; 1500 TRY (including Harem Section)
  • Haghia Sophia; 25 €
  • Basilic Cistern; 660 TRY

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