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Istanbul Sightseeing Walking Tour provided by Tematique

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Istanbul Sightseeing Walking Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
The former capital of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul is a vibrant city filled with magnificent architecture and a rich history as the bridge between east and west. Perfect for first-time visitors, this in-depth guided walking tour visits the main attractions like the Hagia Sophia (does not include touring inside) while also venturing to hard-to-find secret spots. Leave the navigation to your guide, who also provides illuminating commentary.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    House of Medusa Restaurant
    Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. No:9, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Our meeting point is "House of Medusa Restaurant" which is on the same street with "Basilica Cistern" (Yerebatan Sarnıcı in Turkish). Only 30 meters away from Basilica Cistern. Your guide will be waiting for you in front of this restaurant. * Please check the exact location on Google Maps.
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  • 1
    Basilica Cistern
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Sogukcesme Sokak
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Caferaga Medresesi
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Hagia Sophia
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    Sultanahmet District
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 7
    Walled Obelisk
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 8
    German Fountain
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 9
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 10
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 10 minutes
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Highlights
  • Take a small-group guided walking tour through Istanbul
  • See popular attractions like Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and the Spice Market
  • Discover under-the-radar local sights with your guide
  • Hear stories about the golden ages of Byzantine and Ottoman rule
What to Expect
After meeting your guide and small group at Sultanahmet Square, head off on a scenic stroll through one of the world’s most spectacular cities. Your guide tells stories from the heyday of Byzantine and Ottoman rule as you wander the picturesque streets. Make your way through all the main historical highlights, from the 6th-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 also shows you local haunts and learn where residents of the diverse, sprawling city go for the best Turkish coffee.
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Important Information
Departure Point
House of Medusa Restaurant, Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. No:9, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Duration
3h
Return Details
Mısır Çarşısı, Rüstem Paşa, Erzak Ambarı Sok. No:92, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Inclusions
  • Professional Guide
  • Small Group
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (Recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kris wrote a review Sep 2020
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions3 helpful votes
Fantastic as always to explore a city with a local guide. Erol has been fantastic with social distancing, hand sanitisation and wearing the mask despite the hest of the day, notably during the pandemic. Definitely recommend this.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from tematique, Public Relations Manager at Istanbul Sightseeing Walking Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi ,Thank you for this nice review. Thank you for spending your Istanbul trip with us. We are glad that you were able to enjoy with Erol. In regard to pandemic, we take it seriously and do our best keep everybody safe and healty in our tours through these unusual times! Safety is our priority. We hope to see you again and join our other tours in Istanbul :) Till your next tour with us!
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DE15 wrote a review Dec 2019
52 contributions21 helpful votes
We (2 adults) had a great experience with Erol on this walking tour. (Dec 2019) Perfect way to start off seeing Istanbul as Erol shared his passion for the city and Turkey's history as we walked around discussing the iconic structures in Old Town. Also best to do first as
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Date of experience: December 2019
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60damian wrote a review Dec 2019
Abu Dhabi 2 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked the day before and had a wonderful tour with Erol. He was informative and passionate. I would recommend this tour highly for anyone who wants an overview of the fascinating history.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Steven B wrote a review Sep 2019
Scotland, United Kingdom26 contributions7 helpful votes
Erol was punctual, polite, hugely knowledgeable and an excellent host. We really appreciated his guidance on the sights and his willingness to engage is in what we were learning about Istanbul. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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NorthStar730440 wrote a review Aug 2019
11 contributions4 helpful votes
We did the walking tour on our first full day in Istanbul and can highly recommend! Errol was very knowledgeable, patient and professional. You will see all the major sites from the outside and Errol will provide guidance on how much time to allow as well as context for when you
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Wonderful experience
We visited Istanbul in August 2020 and were the only ones on the tour. It was such a great experience because the
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We covered major sightseeings. Excellent guide, very friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely recommendable...
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Great guide and very knowledgeable.
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This was an excellent tour from the beginning to the end. Meeting up with our guide, Erol, was straightforward and
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Lovely evening food tour with Errol
Errol (guide) was waiting at the meeting point when I got there, and he found me immediately. We were joined by ju
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Fabulous
We always try and take a food tour when visiting a new city and the evening tour of Istanbul did not disappoint. E
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Such a fantastic city
Did the tour with Erol. He shared a lot of stories about the city and he was really dedicated to the tour. Istanbul
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Old city tour
Errol was a knowledgeable and friendly guide and gave us a great introduction to this beautiful historical city. He
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Super enjoyable culinary tour
I signed up for this tour thinking it might be fun to sample some local street food and see the hip Beyoğlu distric
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Julianna Z
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Amazing tour!
It was great tour, our guide Tolga did perfect job to let us get to know Istanbul. If you want to know where there
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An evening of food, sights, and history.
Our family of 3 have just completed an evening Street Food walking tour with Erol our guide. It was a wonderful exp
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Hannie76
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Excellent 2.5 hours free walking tour by Tolga
When preparing for our city trip to Istanbul I first checked the availability of free walking tours. I quickly foun
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felipe p
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Great experience
We took the food tour and it was great and informative. We tried all kinds of food and beverages on different place
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Anastasia C
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Very informative day
Erol was an extremely knowledgable and intelligent guide who was able to offer answers to all of our questions. If
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Great tour of Istanbul
We had a wonderful walking tour of Istanbul today with our guide Errol. He was punctual, very polite and a most int
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