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Free Walking Tour Istanbul

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You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Free Tours Istanbul

Duration: 2.5 Hours
Next Tour: Tomorrow, 10:30

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Essential Free Tour Istanbul
Essential Free Tour Istanbul
Essential Free Tour Istanbul
Essential Free Tour Istanbul
Essential Free Tour Istanbul
Essential Free Tour Istanbul
Brilliant free tour, Burak was so knowledgeable! Would highly highly recommend
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Best Free Tours in Istanbul

Turkey is worldwide known for its perfect mix of western and oriental cultures. And there is no place in Turkey that demonstrates this harmonious lifestyle better than its capital – Istanbul. Taking several Free Walking Tours in Istanbul, listening to your guides, you will learn that this place used to be the end point of the famous Silk Road. An Essential Free Tour in Istanbul will walk you through the top highlights of the Old Town with a reliable guide, so you can learn about Roman and Ottoman history, culture and traditions. In a Taksim Free Tour, you will explore the most modern and cosmopolitan part of the city. Then, you can join a Grand Bazaar and Suleymaniye Free Tour to explore wonderful architecture and the heart of the commercial life of Istanbul. For a deep dive into Turkish multicultural society, book a Free Tour of Karakoy and Galata Quarters, inhabited by predominantly Christians and Jews.

Highlights of a Free Tour in Istanbul

Istanbul is not only one of the biggest cities in both Europe and Asia but also in the world. It is also Turkey’s cultural, financial and tourist hub. Visiting Istanbul, you will definitely not run out of things to do and places to see. Thanks to its rich history and unique culture, this multicultural metropolis welcomes millions of tourists every year. On an Istanbul City Tour, the must-see spots include the Hippodrome, the Walled Obelisk, the Obelisk of Theodosius and the charming traditional houses lined in Souk Cesme Street. High-quality Istanbul Free Walking Tours will take you to see the three top attractions: the exterior of the massive Topkapi Palace, the beautiful Blue Mosque and the multicultural Hagia Sophia. After visiting these wonders, we highly recommend spending more time around the neighborhoods of Karakoy and Galata. These areas represent the western face of the city, and were inhabited by predominantly Christians and Jews.

Things to Do in Istanbul

Apart from history, culture, art, architecture, and food, Istanbul brings the charm of the Turkish old tales together with a modern impressive skyline downtown. Whether you are looking for ancient architecture or modern skyscrapers, you can find them all in the city of Istanbul! First, your visit to Istanbul wouldn’t be complete without indulging in some retail therapy. The must-go Grand Bazaar is one of the largest covered markets in the world, and the perfect place to buy mouth-watering baklava, exotic perfumes, traditional decorations, and much more. Second, Turkey’s culinary tradition is worldwide famous, so join a Free Food Tour or a Cooking Class to master the secrets of mouth-watering dishes. By night, take a cruise to sail through the Bosporus and enjoy the perfect sunset with a romantic dinner. If you have more time, after visiting the Galata bridge & Galata tower, head to the comprehensive Istanbul Archeological Museum.

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