Istanbul Old City Tour with Highlights

Istanbul, Turkiet

Upplevelse under ledning av Cengiz

  1. 4 timmar
  2. Hålls på Engelska
En unik händelse
Gäster säger att det är speciellt och unikt.
Expertis och insikt
Gäster säger att denna värd delade förstklassig kunskap.

Vad du kommer att göra

1- If the tour you want to join is not on the date and time you want, I can rearrange the tour for you if you send a message.

2- I am exempt from curfew because I have a professional license. For this reason, I am authorized to tour every day of the week :)

This is the ultimate tour for first time visitors to Istanbul. We visit the most fascinating sights of historical Istanbul (Sultanahmet area) in this specially curated one day tour that provides the perfect introduction to the old city.

Hagia Sophia - The Church of the Divine Wisdom will welcome us at the beginning. Then we'll head to a few historical Ottoman and Byzantine buildings that are much less known and are used today outside of their purpose.

We arrive at the monumental entrance of the Grand Bazaar by following the Divan Yolu, known as the "Road to the Imperial Council" in the Ottoman period.

This tour takes in Istanbul’s biggest sights and goes beyond them to show you the bustling energy of the city’s coffee houses, bazaars, and traditional workshops.

Which sights do we visit on this tour?
-Hagia Sophia
-Blue Mosque
-Madrasa ( Moslem School )
-Cistern
-The Hippodrome
-Grand Bazaar
-Coffee Houses
*Lunch is optional and not included

Take a journey through the history of one of the world’s greatest cities with a professional guide bringing its secrets to life...
If you have furher questions please not hesitate
1- If the tour you want to join is not on the date and time you want, I can rearrange the tour for you if you send a message.

2- I am exempt from curfew because I have a professional license. For this reason, I am authorized to tour every day of the week :)

This is the ultimate tour for first time visitors to Istanbul. We visit the most fascinating sights of historical Istanbul (Sultanahmet area) in this specially curated on…

Detta ingår

  • Drycker
    Turkish Coffee
  • Utrustning
    Postcard as a gift

Möt din värd, Cengiz

Värd på Airbnb sedan 2018
  • 114 omdömen
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I am licensed tour guide issued by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. I've recently doing my PHD on Ancient Greek Languages in the Istanbul University and also publish some specific articles about my city, fashion,food and culture as an author.

Some of my favorite things are cooking, photography, exploring unseen places. That's why you can ask me to take a photo of you anytime and anywhere.

Making new friends all around the world and sharing experiences is always gratifying me. Happy to give a local touch to your Turkey vacation :)

PS: Unlicensed tour guiding is illegal in Turkey. Please ask your guide whether he/she has a license.
I am licensed tour guide issued by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. I've recently doing my PHD on Ancient Greek Languages in the Istanbul University and also publish some specific articles about my city, fashion,food and culture as an author.

Some of my favorite things are cooking, photography, exploring unseen places. That's why you can ask me to take a photo of you anytime and anywhere.

Making new friends all around the world and sharing experiences is always…
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Var ni kommer att vara

This tour will take place in the historical city area around one of Istanbul's most special settlements.
It is easy to reach Karaköy, Eminönü and Beyazıt by tram.

Betyg 4,96 av 5 efter 114 omdömen.

Artur
november 2021
Cengiz is an excellent guide with a lot of knowledge in history and the insights into local Turkish life. The tour took several hours to cover the most important places in Old City. he's a calm who takes care for his customers and local people alike. I highly recommend him.
Jodie
november 2021
Cengiz (pronounced as Genghis like Genghis Khan) is phenomenal to say the least. First off, he was super patient and waited for me even if I was 15 minutes late to the meetup location. He’s like a friend who’s touring you around the hustle and bustle of Istanbul. He majors in ancient studies for his master’s degree so he knows a great deal about history. It’s refreshing to hear someone like Cengiz who’s really passionate about what he does. I learned a lot about Istanbul and its rich history in a span of 5 hours. He’s also mindful of what’s the best use of your time (since some places are under construction) and he makes the time to take you to the best IG worthy spots. He also tries to support local so expect to be taken to places he has a lot of connections to :) I truly can say I enjoyed Istanbul even just for a day. Thanks Cengiz!
Pawel
november 2021
Great tour guide with a clear passion for Istanbul! Very engaging experience, interesting stories, excellent knowledge of history and supreme attention to details! Highly recommended!!
Carlos
november 2021
Super recommended tour! Cengiz was a great host. Always attentive and communicative before, during and after the trip. Super nice guy that knows a lot about the city and it’s history so, it was very useful to have it him while exploring Old City. Why I extra recommend it?! It was really worth to share the experience of exploring Istanbul with a local and also to meet great people at the same time.
Rose
november 2021
Cengiz is THE sweetest! He was extremely informative and very helpful. I lucked out w the greatest group that felt like we'd all been friends for a while. It felt more like friends hanging out rather than a tour with strangers. I'm so glad I had Cengiz to explain to us in detail things I would never have known going to these places on my own, to let us know why we can't enter The Blue Mosque, and so much more. We laughed, saw some incredible sights, and then shared a delicious meal together at the end of the tour with an amazing panoramic view of the city. After the tour Cengiz was so helpful with all his recs for restaurants, Turkish sweets, and Turkish bath. Can't recommend this experience enough!
Caroline
november 2021
This tour was fun. Cengiz knows his stuff (he's pursuing grad degree in the ancient languages and have been trained all over turkey) and shares candid and lively stories about the highlights. We also got to visit part of the cistern that is not available to the public, which is amazing as the basilica cistern is closed. Note that this is also a really good tour for learning about the grand bazaar. At first, i felt a little bad for me because I've had spent significant time there before the tour already, and I get easily bored :p . However, Cengiz shared insider stories about the bazaar that I havent' seen in tour books/heard from other guides so its still worth it. The tour went a little over time, and TBH i wish we had spent a little less time in there. However that's a group decision so it's not in your control. Every shopkeeper I met were really warm and friendly so it wasn't a bad time. It sounds like the evening tour starts with the bazaar and the morning tour ends with the bazaar.

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