Free Tour in Istanbul

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(7 customer reviews)


Get your Free Walking Tour in Istanbul and discover its culture, incredible sites, stories & legends with entertaining and passionate local guides.




FREE TOUR ISTANBUL starts  every day at 10:30 am and 01:00 pm next to the decorative pool which is between Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque at the  Sultanahmet Square. Just look for our  expert tour guides with  red t-shirt and/or umbrella! You can just show up at the meeting point if you prefer not to book ahead of time. Please come 15 minutes early if you have not booked online.

Free Tour Istanbul starts from  Sultanahmet Square (next to the decorative pool) and ends in front of the  Little Hagia Sophia Mosque, overlooking the shores of the sea of Marmara. During this tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the highlights of Istanbul and learn about the rich historical and cultural heritage of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods. You will marvel at the impressive monumental structures such as  Hagia Sophia,  the Blue Mosque,  the Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpentine Column,  the Constantine Column and  the German Fountain. You will walk through the outer gardens of  the Topkapi Palace and marvel at this gorgeous palace as a symbol of the strength that the Ottoman Empire once had. While strolling through  Soğuk Çeşme Street, you will see and learn about the typical houses of local people during the Ottoman era. At the end of this street, you will arrive at  Caferağa Madrasah, an art school where traditional Turkish crafts such as calligraphy, paper marbling, ceramics and tiles, and glass products are produced and sold. You will walk along the  Hippodrome and enter the courtyards of  the Blue Mosque.  Enjoying lots of amazing stories and personal anecdotes told by your expert local guide, you will visit the  Arasta Bazaar, a famous market place that used to provide the Blue Mosque with large income during the Ottoman Empire. The last stop will be the  Little Hagia Sophia Mosque.


Sultanahmet Square

Hagia Sophia

The Blue Mosque


Haseki Hurrem Bath

The Egyptian Obelisk

The Constantine Column

The Serpentine Column

German Fountain

Soğuk Çeşme Street

Caferağa Madrasah

Arasta Bazaar

The Little Hagia Sophia Mosque and much more …

Attention: Everything listed here will be seen from outside without entering the museums.


Where does the tour start and end?

The tour starts from the Sultanahmet Square, next to the decorative pool between the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. It ends in front of the Little Hagia Sophia Mosque.

How will I recognize the guide?

When you arrive at the meeting point, please look for our tour guides carrying a red umbrella.

Do I have to pre-book?

No. There is no need to pre-book for our free walking tours. Just come to the meeting point before the tour is due to begin. Yet, you are welcome to pre-book on our website. Especially, let us know in advance if you are coming with a big group (10+ people). If you are interested in private tours and/or boat tours, advance booking is required.

How long does the tour last?

Our free walking tour is approximately 2,5 hours.

Do you take any breaks on your free walking tours?

All of our tours include a break during which you will have the opportunity to use the washrooms and get a couple of drinks.

How much does the tour cost?

The tour is free. You are free to participate. At the end of the tour, you are free to tip your guide depending on your enjoyment and budget.

What happens if the weather is bad?

Our free walking tours run every day in all weather conditions, sun or rain. Please come prepared!

Are your tours suitable for children?

Our free walking tours are designed to be suitable for people of all ages.

Are your tours wheelchair-accessible?

Our free walking tours are wheelchair accessible.

Bear in mind: We are always ready to arrange private tours geared towards your needs and wishes!

Do you offer private tours?

Yes. We offer private tours in English and Spanish. Please contact us for further inquiries.

How do I find the group photo from my tour?

You can find your photos from our social media accounts. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram.


7 reviews for Free Tour in Istanbul

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    5 out of 5


    Отлично, много добре си прекарахме

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    5 out of 5


    Excellent tour! Very informative, highly entertaining! We would like to thank for this beautiful chance to enjoy their local expertise.

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    5 out of 5


    Great tour, informative and entertaining! Istanbul is a beautiful city with such a rich history, this tour is the perfect way to know the city! Betül was an amazing guide!

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    5 out of 5

    Keziban Blum

    It was a pleasure for us to visit this amazing city !!!The tour was really informative Thank to the guide Betül. She gave very detailed informations and we noticed that does her job not only to earn money but also to make people happy! Very capable and friendly! We will come back!

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    5 out of 5

    Dominik Blum

    Wir möchten uns herzlich bedanken und möchten euch schon mal Bescheid sagen dass wir nochmals Istanbul besuchen werden! Die Tour hat uns sehr viel Spaß gemacht, neben so viele Informationen über die Geschichte des Istanbuls haben wir uns sehr gut aufgehoben gefühlt! Dafür möchten wir uns besonders an die Frau Betül bedanken! Gerne wieder !

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    5 out of 5


    Couldn’t have asked for a better tour of Istanbul! Our guide Betul was highly professional, knowledgeable and warm. She also provided a lot of great local recommendations of the city. Lots of fun – recommend the tour to all!

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    5 out of 5


    Last year we did this tour with Betül and it was amazing! We just saw so many things and I also really learned a lot! It was like Istanbul in a nutshell! I can totally recommend it and would do it again!

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