Days
Everyday
Food
No Food
Guide
Yes
Hotel Transfer
Yes
Payment
On the Day
Time
08:00 – 12:00

Istanbul walking tour will help you to discover the cultural and historical center of Turkey. Istanbul deserves this title by carrying the historical, beautiful and content-rich Ottoman background.

Of course, because of this fact, nearly all of the places in Istanbul is full of ruins that generally contains the characteristics of Ottoman Empire era with their body and soul.

Pricing
  • Adults:€35
  • Children (7-12):€25
  • Infants (3-6):€20
Departure Pick up from your hotel
Departure Time
  • Tour Days: Everyday (Except for Monday)
  • Half Day Morning Tour Start Time: Apx. 08:00
  • Half Day Morning Tour Ending Time: Apx. 12:00

Please note that all of our tours and activities include free pickup and drop off services for all participants. As such, collecting all participants might sometimes take longer than expected causing delays regarding the start and end of our tours. We kindly request all participants be ready for pickup and drop off by the shuttle service in the time frame specified here. Thank you for your cooperation.

Tour Programme 1. Stop: Sultan Ahmet
2. Stop: Hagia Sofia
3. Stop: Blue Mosque
4. Stop: Hippodrome
5. Stop: Grand Covered Bazaar (Grand Covered Bazaar will be replaced with “Fırça” on afternoon tour)
What is included? Hotel pick-up and drop-off services from centrally located hotels by A/C transportations (No transfer back to hotel in morning tour)
Museum entrance fees
Insurance
English Speaking Professional Guide
What is not included? Tips
Personal expenses
What to bring with you? Comfortable shoes
Warm clothing
Sunglasses

Money for personal expenses
Useful Informations
  • Hagia Sophia will be replaced with Underground Cistern on Monday.
  • Visiting Blue Mosque is not possible on Friday because of crowded noon prayer. Will be visited from outside on Friday.
  • Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday replaced with authentic shops.
  • We kindly request our guests to be ready by the hotel’s reception 10 minutes before departure time.
  • Pick-up transfers may last from 45 minutes to 1 hour due to heavy traffic.
  • No smoking on our tours but all tours make frequent stops.
  • Arbat Travel reserves the right to alter, postpone or cancel the tour without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Guests are to be promptly on time at the meeting points given by the tour guide. Tours will proceed without waiting the delayers.
  • Tour programs and prices may change without prior notice. Any increase in museum entrance fees will be reflected in the prices.

Discover Istanbul with Walking Tour

If your time is limited in your Istanbul journey and you want to only focus on the outstanding points of Istanbul, you should add the most popular ones such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Obelisk on your list of places to visit in Istanbul.

Hagia Sophia

Local or not, all of the travelers know the popularity of Hagia Sophia.

Located in Sultanahmet district, Hagia Sophia is a hybrid of Byzantine and Ottoman themes by being a Byzantine church and Ottoman mosque successively centuries ago.

At our current time, it is a museum with the “World Heritage” approval by UNESCO, and it waits for the tourists who would like to experience the beauty of this architectural marvel.

Blue Mosque

Without doubt, Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) is the most well-known mosque in Istanbul; even in Turkey.

This popularity comes from its matchless blue interior decoration and its gigantic sizes; yet, only the great size of it could be capable of carrying this much of beauty.

As a student of the architectural genius Sinan, Sedefkar Mehmet Aga has built Blue Mosque. Shortly, you should definitely visit there and expand spiritually with its peaceful atmosphere.

Hippodrome

At all of the time periods that Istanbul has witnessed, and among all outstanding points of Istanbul, only one place has remained with the same role it has already have before: Hippodrome.

Hippodrome was a public area that used for chariot races in Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman era. It has been enlarged, adorned or improved in times, by different rulers from these three different empires and has succeed at standing still until our current time.

Obelisk – The Last Part of Our Walking Tour in Istanbul

In Hippodrome, on the wall of Spina, there is one of the most important part of Istanbul: Obelisk.

Its importance comes from the title of “one of the oldest monuments of Istanbul” since it has been said that it belongs to the date of B.C. 1400s; of course, it has been brought to Istanbul from Egypt later.

It reaches 20 meters through the sky, and with its hieroglyphs and texts in Latin and (ancient) Greek, it unites different pages of world history.

To sum up, in only one district, Sultanahmet, you are able to see many outstanding points of Istanbul since its cultural and historical richness. By enrolling in Istanbul walking tour will be able to see these important places and gather further information about them.

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