Experience Old Istanbul While on a Private Walking Tour of the City
Experience Old Istanbul While on a Private Walking Tour of the City Experience Old Istanbul While on a Private Walking Tour of the City Experience Old Istanbul While on a Private Walking Tour of the City Experience Old Istanbul While on a Private Walking Tour of the City

Experience Old Istanbul While on a Private Walking Tour of the City

5.0/5 total 38 Reviews Duration: 6 to 8 hours Product Code: 4731

Know Before You Book

  • Scheduling: Private
  • Languages Offered On Activity/Tour: en, de, fr, it, zh, nl, ja, es
  • Pick-up service: Pick up from your Istanbul hotel
  • Cancellation: There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • Cut-off Time: Available to be booked until 24 hours before the tour starts. Please note we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
  • Instant Confirmation

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Tour Highlights


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Tour Description

Istanbul Old City Private Walking Tour starts when you meet your private guide in the lobby of your hotel. First, you will go to the Blue Mosque, Istanbul's most famous mosque famous for its six minarets. Be mesmerised by the beautiful blue tiles as well as the astonishing woven carpets.

After a short walk, you will then see the Hagia Sofia, the most significant and holy work of the Byzantine period. Its past dates back to the fourth century AD. Sultan Mehmet II, who was the conqueror of Constantinople, converted it into a mosque and held his first service there on Friday after the city fell in 1453.

Next, visit the Hippodrome, the sporting and social centre of old Constantinople. Your guide will show you what remains from the original structure including an obelisk and carved columns, and explain the role that chariot races played in eastern Roman life.

Then it's a short walk to the Basilica Cistern, another stunning piece of Byzantine architecture, an underground reservoir constructed to store water from the Valens Aqueduct. Lit by flickering lights reflected in dark pools, it's eerie and mysterious, particularly with its Medusa head columns. Then it is on to the Topkapi Palace where you will discover the world of the Ottoman sultans where these rulers lived for ages. Be surprised when you visit the Treasury, it features the emerald-and-gold Topkapi Dagger and the 86-carat 'Spoonmaker's Diamond'.

You will then be able to shop at the Grand Bazaar, with many stores divided into 64 streets. During the Ottoman period, this was not just a market, but also a bank, a stock exchange, and a place for slave auctions. Shop here for souvenirs, such as carpets, brassware, and leather goods and much more and your guide will be happy to assist.

What's Included


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Additional Info


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Customer Reviews
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Joan - July 20, 2019
Hello Michelle, Thanks for the review. Kind regards, Joan.
Michelle U - July 19, 2019
Great tour see all of the beautiful sights in Istanbul in just one day very good experience.
Yazmine - March 17, 2018
Great that you recommending this tour. We at Goodman Tours really appreciate it. Thank you, Yazmine.
Louise - March 19, 2018
Hello Viktor. Thank you for writing this review.Nice to hear that you found this tour well organised.Thanks, Louise.
Patricia - April 04, 2018
Hello Maria. It is always nice to hear that our customers had a perfect tour. Thank you for sharing your experience.Kind regards, Patricia.
Linda - February 15, 2019
Thank you for recommending this tour.Kind regards, Linda.
Lynn - February 17, 2019
Hello Marlene. We at Goodman Tours are always pleased to hear when a tour will be recommended. I will say Thank you very much. Kind regards, Lynn.
Catherine - March 15, 2019
Thank you, Bradley, for taking the time to write a review.Kind regards, Catherine.
Jackie - March 22, 2019
This tour is for sure a lot of walking but thanks for sharing that is worth it. Kind regards, Jackie.
Susan - March 29, 2019
Thank you, Sara, for sharing your experience of this tour.Kind regards, Susan.