Highlights of Istanbul Walking Tour

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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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, Hagia Sophia and amble past Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, Basilica Cistern, 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. Learn about art, food and architecture while discovering the city’s top rated sites from outside. Choose from morning or afternoon departure.

• Spot Istanbul’s landmarks, including the Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern
• Learn about the city’s history from your guide
• Wander the city’s secret backstreets
• Stop by Grand Bazaar and Spice Market

What's Included

Professional Guide

Small Group

What's Not Included


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 7 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
  • It is a walking tour, so there is a moderate amount of walking involved.
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • This tour is required to be booked by a minimum 2 participants.
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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.

What To Expect

Basilica Cistern
Learn about Basilica Cistern and discover the mystery of Medusa heads from Greek mythology and recognize a scene in the James Bond movie From Russia with Love..

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hagia Sophia Mosque
Admire the impressive dome one of the world's architectural masterpieces once was the world’s largest cathedral..

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Historic Areas of Istanbul
The historical city of Istanbul, the only city in the world located on two continents, was the capital of three great empires; Roman, Byzantine and the Ottoman Empire.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Caferaga Medresesi
The Caferağa Medresseh is a former medrese and now recognized as an important center of Turkish classical arts where traditional Turkish handicrafts such as calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry and so forth are taught, made and sold.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sogukcesme Sokak
This is a small street with beautiful historic Ottoman era houses

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Topkapi Palace
Learn about the residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans and hear the glory of the past.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sultanahmet Square
This beautiful square and a great place to make a stop, relax and take photos of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Blue Mosque
Sultan Ahmed Mosque, known as the Blue Mosque by many tourists has five main domes, six minarets, and eight secondary domes with traditional Ottoman architecture and is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Go to the former Hippodrome of Byzantine chariot races, see the ruins and hear the stories behind the scene

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

German Fountain
Constructed as a present from German Emperor Wilhelm II in 1898, it represents one of the most beautiful monuments in Istanbul.

• Admission Ticket Free

Serpent Column
Also known as the Serpentine Column, Plataean Tripod or Delphi Tripod, is an ancient bronze column at the Hippodrome of Constantinople.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Walled Obelisk
A Roman monument in the form of an obelisk. It is situated at the southern end of the ancient chariot-racing track of Constantinople

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kapali Carsi
Istanbul's Kapalı Çarşı is high on most tourists' itineraries, and for a good reason. This enormous site is the largest covered market in the world with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops on a total area of 30,700 m², attracting between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily...

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Grand Bazaar
Indulge in some shopping in Grand Bazaar. 4,000 shops are full of treasures including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons and leather goods.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tahtakale District
"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.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
Experience the bustle of the Spice Market and lose yourself among the spice, herbs, nuts and Turkish Delight stalls.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Eminonu Square
An area renowned for its restaurants, cafe culture and shops.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Istanbul is a holy city, where mosques, churches and synagogues exist side by side.

• Admission Ticket Free

Galata Koprusu
This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu, the modern district of Istanbul.

• Admission Ticket Free

Halic (Golden Horn) means inlet in English separates the old and new sections of Istanbul.

• Admission Ticket Free

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