Guided tour

Full-Day Walking Tour of Istanbul's Old City

4.6 / 5

9 reviews


Full-Day Walking Tour of Istanbul's Old City

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From US$ 63.33 per person

Experience the beauty of Istanbul’s Old City with our fully guided walking tour. Spend a whole day wandering through sights such as the Blue Mosque, the Roman Hippodrome Square and the Imperial Palace.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Spanish, German
Wheelchair accessible


  • Wander through Istanbul’s Old City with an experienced and knowledgeable guide
  • Learn about the history of Istanbul by visiting the Haghia-Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque museums
Full description
The historic Old City in Istanbul is stunningly beautiful, and we can help you make the most of your visit with this full-day guided walking tour. Our professional local guide will take you through all the sights of the Old City, giving you valuable insight into the history of this fascinating place. The tour starts at the Hagia-Sophia Museum before you head to the world heritage monument. We will then walk to the Blue Mosque to see the glorious architecture of this historic building, which dates back to the early 1600s. Then it’s off to the Roman Hippodrome Square, where your tour will show you the Egyptian Obelisque, Roman Pillar, Greek Column and the German Fountain. Then it's off to a recently discovered Cistern. Afterwards, walk to the Topkapi Imperial Palace, the largest palace in Istanbul. Once the residence of Ottoman Sultans, the palace is now a museum, which houses different collections, each fascinating in their own way. The tour winds down at approximately 17:00, after a short walk to the entrance gate of the world famous Grand Bazaar.
  • Entrance fees to the museums (Hagia-Sophia, Blue Mosque )
  • Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Entrance fees to Topkapi Palace Museum
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

The tour will start in front of Haghia Sophia. Please don't be late, the group can't wait for you.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Scarf

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Oversize luggage
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Visits inside The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) are not possible from 1st of March until the 15th of May 2018 due to maintenance works
  • Istanbul's traffic may affect the duration of the tour
  • On Mondays the Hagia Sophia Museum is closed; in its place we will visit another museum
  • On Tuesdays the Topkapi Imperial Palace is closed
  • On Sundays the Grand Bazaar is closed, but the Spice Bazaar is open
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Our guide, Emre, picked us up from our hotel to begin our walking tour. It was hot but we made good tracks and saw everything the description said we would see plus a few other things--Roman cistern. Very interesting. Emre was prompt, knowledgeable, a good sport and was able to converse in English enough to discuss the finer points of Turkish life. We stopped at a cafe for lunch, which had been predetermined. It was only adequate. While there was enough food, a three course meal, there was no choice in the menu. The food was just ok. Not being lamb eaters, the doner kebab was wasted on us. Other than that I would recommend the tour and it was worth what we paid. And the arrangements were smoothly executed.

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July 31, 2015

A bad choice Hasty guide stingy of explanations After some sites visited quickly (he didn't take us to the Topkapi palace, foreseen in the program and most beautiful attraction to visit) he took us to a carpet shop where we lost more than an hour After a lunch offered (not foreseen but also not required) the guide disappeared to reappear after 3 hours, at our insistence. Unacceptable behavior

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October 20, 2019

Very good . We had an excelentw guide


September 1, 2019

Product ID: 15517