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The Sights Of Istanbul

From US$ 30 per person
Excellent 4.7
Based on 12 Reviews
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Visit the Grand Bazaar
  • Explore hidden backstreets and local hotspots in Sultanahmet
  • Wander past one of the oldest markets in Istanbul, Sahaflar Carsisi (book bazaar)
  • Visit the Suleymaniye Mosque and the Rüstem Paşa Mosque,
Istanbul is a beautiful city, but it pays to know where to look. Join this Istanbul tour to be shown the unmistakable icons as well as the hard-to-find secret spots that make Istanbul so captivating.

Get the most out of Istanbul in the company of an expert local guide. As we tour Istanbul, 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.

You'll start this Istanbul walking tour by exploring Istanbul’s ancient Hippodrome.  Following this, we’ll make our way to Divanyolu, a historical thoroughfare originally mapped out by Emperor Constantine in the early 300s AD.

We’ll then wander through some of the backstreets of the Grand Bazaar, internationally known as the first-ever shopping mall and showcasing an incredible array of goods in its 4,000 shops (but we recommend you save your shopping for later when you have more time to explore at your leisure). We’ll also stop by the book bazaar, where the first printed book in Turkey was sold in 1729.

Your Istanbul tour will then take you to the magnificent Süleymaniye Külliyesi, where you’ll stop off at the original Turkish baths built as part of the mosque complex, and learn all about this ritual of times past. Your guide will give you a  local insight into Islam before whisking you off to try Turkish tea in a tea house that has amazing views of the city.

We’ll then pay a visit to the small and stunning Rustem Pasa Mosque — a highlight for sure! The first octagonal plan mosque by the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan, the interior is covered with some of the most exquisite iznik tiles ever produced.

We’ll finish this Istanbul tour in the Spice Bazaar area, where your leader can direct you to a local lokanta (small restaurant) for lunch, or give you some more great Istanbul tips for you to make the most of the rest of your stay.
what’s included
  • Local english-speaking guide
  •  tour of sultanahmet
  • The grand bazaar
  •  and book bazaar
  • Tea at local tea house
  • Visit to the süleymaniye mosque complex
  • Visit to rustem pasa mosque
what’s excluded
  • Tips / gratuities for your local guide.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 4 hours
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Istanbul, Turkey
Good to know Dress standard: Please be aware that the standard of dress through out Turkey is both conservative and modern. On this walking tour we visit a variety of mosques. To respect this and for your own comfort we recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees for both men and women. We would also request that women have their own scarf to cover their heads - these can easily be purchased in Istanbul. The weather in Istanbul is highly variable depending on the time of year. Winters range from freezing cold to extremely hot and humid in summer (June, July, and August).

Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
customer reviews
4.7 - Excellent Based on 12 reviews
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4 - Very Good
“I had tried to pick a tour that covered a different itinerary as I had previously been to Istanbul before and was already staying in Sultanahmet. The guide was great and knowledgeable but the tour was just okay for me as we spent close to 2 hours at the Blue Mosque and Hippodrome (both places I had previously been to and walked by daily) while our guide patiently answered beginner questions on Islam. My experience was also soured by being required to wear a skirt covering over top of my long pants despite being dressed modestly. None of this was the fault of the guide but this had lowered my experience.”
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5 - Excellent
“Salih was a great guide, very knowledgeable and easy to talk to.”
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5 - Excellent
“extraordinary tour trough the city, beautiful views and charming palaces. Osman was very friendly”
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5 - Excellent
“the tour guide was fantastic. There was only 2 of us and the guide so it was fantastic to have him answer all our questions, stop to point things out, suggest what to buy, orientate us to the streets ,waited whilst i took photos . I had Jen suggest we do a private tour around 3 hours after we arrived so it was perfect timing as we were so excited to get out onto the streets staight away .”
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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