Get ready to meet with the hidden gems of Istanbul that only locals know about!
I will take you to Europe & Asian quarter of Istanbul where the history of Ottomans - Romans and yummy Turkish foods are laying down.
When we meet with you, we start first visiting Little Hagia Sophia Mosque then visits one of the oldest underground cistern. In the meantime you will learn about the history of Roman Empire who were ruling Istanbul.
After the cistern we will visit the Ancient Hippodrome where the horse races were organized. It's a must to see Blue Mosque as well right next to Hippodrome! We will walk through Hagia Sophia and learn more about it. Let's give a break and have some Turkish Tea and some tasty patisserie in Cigdem Pastanesi.
We keep our tour to Topkapi Palace and visit the free courtyard of Palace then move through Gülhane Park where it was used by Sultans for relaxing.
-Hagia Sophia ( we dont get inside )
-Break in Caferağa Medresesi
-Topkapi Palace ( we dont get inside )
-Tram ride to Karaköy
-Taking historical subway ( Tünel ) to Galata district
-Galata Mevlenihanesi Museum
- Walking down to Karaköy and take ferry to Asian part of Istanbul ( Kadıköy district )
-Visiting Kadıköy district
Galata Mevlevihanesi Museum is close on Monday
Caferağa Medresesi is close on Monday ( Replace with Çiğdem Patisserie )
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: German Fountain in Sultanahmet Square near Hippodrome Adress: Binbirdirek Mh Fatih/Istanbul
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
Walking / Tram / Ferry / Tunel
- Guiding Services
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 Turkish Liras - This money could be needed to have lunch . 100 Turkish Liras is approximately 20 USD
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I can't actively drive a car.
I am a licensed guide so I don't have a restriction for touring.
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Oz did a fantastic job! My daughter and I were traveling together and he was very considerate about all we personally wanted to do. He traveled out of his way to meet us in our hotel in Ortokoy, which is well outside the old city. We arranged our tour to allow us to shop and the end of the day at our leisure. Oz was well informed about all the local history and sights. We stopped when we wanted a snack or tea, the baklava was the best. I highly recommend Oz, thank you again!