Secrets of Istanbul: 5-Hour Walking Tour with Lunch
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 5 hours
- Private group
The hidden tour was one of the best days we spent in Istanbul. My friend and I were the only two in the group and Fatih - our guide - was very flexible in accommodating our requests. He is very passionate about his job, and proud of Turkeys historical achievements. Fatih met us at the pick-up point on time, and informed us of the schedule. My friend and I were very impressed by Fatih's level of knowledge. We enjoyed listening to the details and wanted to hear more. Fatih's communication skills and English proficiency was unexpectedly perfect. I would highly recommend you ask for Fatih to be your guide for the tour when booking online through GetYourGuide. Wishing you all the best and an unforgettable hidden tour memorable experience.
Salih, my tour guide, was absolutely fantastic and full of knowledge. He was very understanding with my needing to reschedule and immediately offered an alternate time to accommodate. His English is impeccable and his knowledge and understanding of his city of Istanbul is vast. I'm so grateful I took his tour as we got to be around the wonderful locals and take a break and get out of the touristy, yet history rich neighborhoods of Istanbul. He is full of great tips on what to do to get the most out of the city. I'm very happy I took his tour and would take again.
We are two young girls visiting Istanbul for a couple of days. We were positively surprised by our guide and the tour, which gave us a good overview of the city and an introduction to Turkey. Next to the guides great knowledge of the city and Turkey's cutlture and history, he almost seemed like a good tuskish friend, you could have a tea with:) We explored Istanbul's most important sights in the old city and overall we were just 100% happy. It was totally worth it!!
Tolga our tour guide explained the history of each of the sites. He showed us a hidden courtyard cafe near Topkapi to which I retired several times for lunch or coffee. Suleymaniye Mosque was beautiful - my favourite mosque ever. Tolga's explanation of Sinan's architecture made the complex come to life. I would recommend this tour to others with enthusiasm! Many thanks Tolga and Get Your Guide.
It was an excellent tour. We walked through most important sights of Istanbul's old town, the guide told lots of stories and interesting facts about the places. This tour is useful to do before actually visiting the sights, because it prepares you for what you are going to see and experience.