Istanbul Sites: Peel back the layers of Turkish history a self-guided audio tour

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Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Istanbul is like a big cake, with layers and layers of history piled on top of one another. Welcome to the Sultanahmet, the city's historic heart, and an awe-inspiring hotspot for visitors.

This self-guided audio walk is an easy introduction to some of the Turkish culture. Get your bearings before you start discovering Istanbul. Walk past tons of bronze-plated history, through an ancient stadium and learn why Kaiser Wilhelm was treated with suspicion by the Sultan...

The tour is ready whenever you are. Simply download it onto the VoiceMap app in a wifi zone and then, when you're ready, select the Start Tour option. You can pause the tour whenever you like and when you're ready to get going again, the tour will pick up right where you left off.

Your guide is Arzu Altinay who operates a walking tour company in Istanbul. You can find more about her walking tours. She enjoys writing, travelling and storytelling...oh, and good wine.

What's Included

Lifetime access to this tour in English

Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

VoiceMap App for Android and iOS

What's Not Included

Food and drink

Smartphone and headphones

Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

Walled Obelisk
The tour passes the Walled Obelisk.

• Admission Ticket Free

Serpent Column
The tour passes the Serpent Column.

• Admission Ticket Free

Obelisk of Theodosius
The tour passes the Obelisk of Theodosius.

• Admission Ticket Free

Sultanahmet Square
The tour passes the Sultanahmet Square.

• Admission Ticket Free

German Fountain
The tour passes the German Fountain.

• Admission Ticket Free

Sultan Ahmet Turbesi
The tour passes the Sultan Ahmet Türbesi.

• Admission Ticket Free

The tour passes the Istanbul's Sultanahmet Foundation.

• Admission Ticket Free

Arasta Bazaar
The tour passes through the Arasta Bazaar.

• Admission Ticket Free

Blue Mosque
The tour passes The Blue Mosque.

• Admission Ticket Free

Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)
The tour ends outside the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts.

• Admission Ticket Free

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