The Essential Free tour of Istanbul

Free tour of Istanbul

/10 (1,190 votes)

Istanbul, Turkey

3 Hours

About this tour

Turkey is worldwide known for its perfect mix of western and oriental cultures. And there is no place in Turkey that demonstrates this harmonious lifestyle better than its capital – Istanbul.

Apart from history, culture, art, architecture, and food Istanbul brings the charm of the Turkish old tales together with a modern impressive skyline downtown. Whether you are looking for ancient architecture or modern skyscrapers, you can find them all in the city of Istanbul. Explore the top attractions in Sultanahmet (the old city) on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. Take in UNESCO World Heritage sites and famous monuments in Istanbul including the stunning Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome. Then follow your guide through the Grand Bazaar, browsing the shops of hundreds of vendors with an array of textiles, jewellery, perfumes, spices and more.

Tour Highlights

  • Admire the breathtaking architecture and decor of the Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, both gorgeous monuments from the Ottoman Empire
  • Hear about the role of the Hippodrome in the days of the Byzantine Empire
  • Browse the shops in the vibrant and historic Grand Bazaar
  • Learn about the long history of Istanbul, the Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire

Practical information

What’s Included

  • Guide

Not Included

  • Gratuities

Additional information

Operated by VİAURBİS


/10 (1,190 votes)

The experience has been great, a free tour of almost 3 hours with all the information on the most relevant central places. The guide adapted at all times to the rhythm of all the group’s participants and provided us with various curious information, also at the end of the tour he answered our questions regarding other topics of interest: currency exchange, recommended hamman, visiting hours of the different points of interest..

Review by Martina - Logrono