Half Day Walking Tour of Old Istanbul

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Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Walking tour of Old Istanbul” will help travelers to discover ‘hard – to find’ secret spots and pay visits to the highlights of the old city of Istanbul with an experienced tour guide. Combine off the beaten tracks of old city with the highlights of Istanbul during less crowded times and experience a real city adventure.

- Hear the stories of the Greeks, Romans and the Ottomans in and around Sultanahmet
- Visit to Hagia Sophia once a church, mosque, museum and mosque again
- Walk through the streets of the Grand Bazaar, which is the largest covered souk in the world
- Explore Süleymaniye mosque and learn about Islam from a local eye
- Visit the beautiful Rüstempaşa mosque being famous for its size and the Iznik tiles
- Taste the spices and lokum (Turkish delight) in a must visit Space Market

What's Included

All Fees and Taxes

Entrance tickets

What's Not Included




Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 80

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Sultanahmet Square
Your tour guide will meet you in front of the German Fountain and then will introduce the historical Sultanahmet Square. Your tour guide will introduce you the deep Turkish history. You will see The Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpentine Column, Colossus and Column of Costantine Porphyrgenitus.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Blue Mosque
You pay a visit to the famous Blue Mosque famous for its 6 minarets and the tiles inside. It wasn't built only as a mosque, it is a 'complex' building where people used to get socialized as well. There is nothing 'blue' from outside but once you get inside of the mosque, you will be amazed seeing beautiful blue tiles which were specially prepared for this mosque in 17th century.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hagia Sophia Mosque
After visiting the Blue Mosque, we will continue our tour with a visit to Hagia Sophia that consists of both Christian and Islamic elements.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Grand Bazaar
After Hagia Sophia, we will head to Grand Bazaar walking on the Divanyolu street which was originally mapped by Constantine the Great. Wandering through the backstreets of Grand Bazaar, you will see the goods sold there and hear about the bargaining culture from your tour leader.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sahaflar Carsisi
You will be stopping at the Old Book Bazaar where the first books printed in Turkey, Beside historical books, there are modern books to be sold for students - there is one of the oldest university next door - Istanbul University.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Suleymaniye Mosque
Your guide will take you to the Süleymaniye Mosque complex that offers the view of Bosphorus and Golden Horn river. The mosque and its surrounding buildings were designed by Mimar Sinan, the most famous and talented of all imperial architects. Construction occurred between 1550 and 1557. You will have a chance to sit on the beautiful carpet inside of the mosque and learn about Islamic history.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Rustem Pasha Mosque
We will then continue to the tiny Rüstempaşa mosque where you see its famous Iznik tiles up close. Mosque is famous for its large quantities of İznik tiles, set in a very wide variety of floral and geometric designs, which cover not only the façade of the porch but also the mihrab, minbar and walls. There are around 80 different patterns.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
We end the tour at Spice Market where you can taste some Turkish delights and the spices.

Spice Market is still one of the center of shopping for locals in Eminönü suburb. There are different sections for different products inside and outside of the bazaar - such as fish market, cheese market, coffee section and Turkish delight section.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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