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Istanbul Sightseeing Walking Tour aims to make you feel like a local and introduce you to Istanbul’ historic gems!. Learn about art, food and architecture while discovering the city’s top rated sites from outside..
Ideal for first time travelers who wish to familiarize with Istanbul, this 3-hour sightseeing walking tour allows you to discover landmarks and legends that have shaped the modern Istanbul. You’ll stroll through Sultanahmet Square and Ancient Roman Hippodrome, and amble past Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, hidden areas and bustling streets of Grand Bazaar and Spice Market. Your guide will point out places to get the best local snacks and coffee, as well as show you the main points of interest along the way. Choose from morning or afternoon departure.
This spacious Roman built cistern shows off impressive Roman engineering was commissioned by Emperor Justinian and built in 532. The largest surviving Byzantine cistern in İstanbul has been backdrop for many movies over time. Its cavernous depths make a great retreat on hot summer days.
This is a small street with beautiful historic houses which are leaning against the wall of Topkapi Palace.
The Caferağa Medresseh is a former medrese and now recognised as an important centre of Turkish classical arts where traditional Turkish handicrafts such as calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry and so forth are taught, made and sold.
Began its life as a church in 532 AD, converted into a mosque after the Turkish conquest of Constantinople in 1453 and now a museum since 1935. By general consensus, it is the most important Byzantine structure and one of the world’s great monuments built under the direction of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage site in Istanbul and famous for its lofty interior, stunning surviving mosaics and the massive dome…
Imperial residence of Ottoman sultans is the subject of more colorful stories than most of the world’s museums put together. Libidinous sultans, ambitious courtiers, beautiful concubines and scheming eunuchs lived and worked here between the 15th and 19th centuries when it was the court of the Ottoman empire. About 24 sultans ruled from the Topkapı Palace for nearly four centuries during the Ottoman Empire’s 600-year reign
The Walled Obelisk or Masonry Obelisk (Turkish: Örme Dikilitaş) is a Roman monument in the form of an obelisk. It is situated at the southern end of the ancient chariot-racing track of Constantinople’s central barrier, beside the Obelisk of Theodosius and the Serpentine Column.
Constructed as a present from German Emperor Wilhelm II in 1898, it represents one of the most beautiful monuments in Istanbul.
The Hippodrome of Constantinople was a circus that was the sporting and social center of Constantinople. Today it is a square with a few fragments of the original structure surviving. Monuments decorating the Hippodrome include the 3500-year-old Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column…
Sultan Ahmed Mosque, known as the Blue Mosque by many tourists because of its bluish interior decoration( blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design), is the most important mosque of Istanbul standing next to the Byzantine Hippodrome in the old city center..
Also known as the Serpentine Column, Plataean Tripod or Delphi Tripod, is an ancient bronze column at the Hippodrome of Constantinople (known as Atmeydanı “Horse Square” in the Ottoman period). It is part of an ancient Greek sacrificial tripod, originally in Delphi and relocated to Constantinople by Constantine the Great in 324.
This beautiful square and a great place to make a stop, relax and take photos of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
“Shop till you drop” in Tahtakale, a sub-district of Istanbul’s Eminönü, where you can find anything and everything you are looking for, all for resonable prices.
No visit to Istanbul is complete without stopping by the atmospheric Spice Bazaar with roots dating back to 1660, this is one Istanbul’s most famous bazaars. Vividly coloured spices are displayed alongside jewel-like lokum (Turkish delight) at this Ottoman-era marketplace, providing eye candy for the thousands of tourists and locals who make their way here every day. Stalls also sell caviar, dried herbs, honey, nuts and dried fruits.
This restaurant is located on the street where the tram lines (T1) run through Sultanahmet, approximately a 2-minute walk from Sultanahmet tram stop. Your guide will be waiting for you in font of this restaurant.
Our tour concludes in Eminönü where Galata Bridge is, leaving you free to continue your Istanbul sightseeing.
Très intéressant et magnifique. Cadre accueillant et souplesse de communication. Ville historique et en même temps moderne
We (2 adults) had a great experience with Erol on this walking tour. (Dec 2019) Perfect way to start off seeing Istanbul as Erol shared his passion for the city and Turkey’s history as we walked around discussing the iconic structures in Old Town. Also best to do first as receiving up to date information on renovations and best times to visit each place helps sort the following days of your trip. He made the tour personal and did well answering all of our questions.
We booked the day before and had a wonderful tour with Erol. He was informative and passionate. I would recommend this tour highly for anyone who wants an overview of the fascinating history.
Toga was punctual, polite, hugely knowledgeable and an excellent host. We really appreciated his guidance on the sights and his willingness to engage is in what we were learning about Istanbul. Highly recommended.
Erik was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and happy to answer our questions. Highly recommend.