After meeting your guide at Sultanahmet Square, head off on a scenic stroll through one of the world’s most spectacular cities. Your guide will tell stories from the heyday of Byzantine and Ottoman rule as you wander the picturesque streets. You'll make your way through all the main historical highlights, from the sixth-century Byzantine cathedral of Hagia Sophia—famous for its stunning gold mosaics—to the Spice Market, which boasts more than 100 shops.
But your guide will also show you less visited attractions. Take a peek at Caferaga Medrese, a 16th-century madrasa that is now a handicrafts center. You’ll also discover local haunts and learn where residents of the diverse, sprawling city go for the best Turkish coffee.