Istanbul Top Spots Walking Tour
Experience the cultural diversity at this walking tour between the Old City, Sultanahmet and Taksim. Get closer to top landmarks, discover local markets and taste Turkish Delights. Explore the best of Istanbul, have fun at a great tour and take amazing pictures at the best Instagram spots.
► 6 hours sightseeing
► English speaking local guide
► Break for lunch and refreshments
► 5,1 KM (3,17 miles) moderate walking
► Amazing locations!
THE WALKING ROUTE
The Old City Sultanahmet to the Grand Bazaar
Explore the highlights of Ottoman and Byzantine heritage including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Garden.
Along the 15 min walk to the Grand Bazaar, explore sights off the traditional tourist path, offering unique historical secrets and one of a kind Instagram spots.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure: 10:00 AM
Meeting Poing: At the Hürrem Sultan Hamam, across Hagia Sophia
After lunch break we continue at following route:
Grand Bazaar, Rooftops and the Spice Market
Witness the beauty and skill of Turkish handcrafts, enjoy a Turkish tea its flavorful history, capture amazing pictures from rooftops, visit a local food market and try spices, herbs and Turkish Delights at the Spice Bazaar
Duration: 2 hours
Departure: 12:30 PM
Departure Point: Çemberlitaş, the Column of Costantine the Great, across from the entrance of the Grand Bazaar
And when you are not tired, you can continue exploring the Taksim area. Should you be tired you can join this part of the tour the next available day.
Tunnel Square, Taksim, Dervish Lodge and Galata Tower
Follow in the footsteps of the Italian, Greek, Jewish, Austrian, Russian and German cosmopolitan cultures which once resided here and discover famous sites such as the Galata Tower, Dervish Lodge and Tunnel Square.
Marvel at the most colorful European Istanbul shopping street and admire neo-classical and art nouveau architecture, passing by old book shops, art galleries, vibrant street art, the flower passage, the fish market, consulate buildings from past centuries and stunning churches.
Witness nostalgic trams and metro lines, stroll through the most popular neighborhood for cafes, bars and restaurants and have a browse in some of the many antique shops.
After the tour you will get insider tips from your expert guide and can go up the Galata Tower or visit the Dervish Lodge.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure Times: 15:00 PM
Departure Point: At the exit gate of the funicular at Tunnel Square
Bring suitable footwear, public transportation card and money for extras or gratuities.
Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
At Sundays we will see the Bazaar from outside only.
Optional Bonus after the Tour
Bosphorus Cruise Ticket or Sunset Cruise!
With the Bosphorus cruise ticket and audio guide app, available in 10 languages, you can join an hourly departing cruise at the Istanbul Welcome Card Dentur counter at Istanbul Pier close by Dolmabahce Palace or you can relax with a glas of wine at our sunset cruise.
Die Ausflüge mit Mehmet haben uns sehr gut gefallen. Er war stets sehr zuvorkommend sowie freundlich und glänzte durch vielseitige Kenntnisse. Danke!
I had a wonderful day in Istanbul. On the walking tour you can see the city for a different and nice way. Markets, streets, histories, mosques. The walking tour was very interesting and informative. All questions were answered at any time. Our guide - Emre - has a huge knowledge, good company, made you fell confortable during the tour and knew his city perfectly. He also told us about the religion, markets and origin, mosques and how and why they are inside, told us all the history behind the place and also showed incredible views. Emre is highly recommended. If you like to walk, this tour is perfect. Amazing.
Super nıce guıde!
Mehmet war eın toller Tourguıde! Am zweıten tag von 2022 war es sehr voll ın ıstanbul, aber unser guıde bugsıerte uns toll von eınem spot zum naechsten. Kann ıch nur empfehlen!
Mehmet is amazing
Mehmet was super frıendly, chıll, snd fun! He took us to a great hıdden cafe whıch was a specıal experıence.
Insights that you dont get as a normal tourist
A wonderful day in Istanbul with everything you could wish for: hidden cafés, bustling markets, mosques and incredible views. The tour was very interesting and informative. All questions could be answered at any time. Our guide was incredibly authentic, funny and knew his city perfectly. Highly recommended.