Come with me to the network of the ancient streets of Istanbul! There, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque will tell about their fate, colorful bazaars and shops will be drawn into a whirlpool of colors and smells, and the Orient Express will take you to the past. You will meet the European and Asian facets of the city, admire the panoramas of the Bosphorus, look into Gulhane Park and imagine the "canvas" of Istanbul's history. Individual excursion for 1-3 people Duration 4 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 on 2 reviews € 150 per excursion Price for 1-3 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
The graceful treasures of Istanbul We will begin our walk in the heart of the city with the most striking sights. You will look outside Saint Sophie Cathedral, about the fate of which I will tell, and then you will open the external and internal decoration of the legendary Blue mosque, in Turkish - Sultanahmet. You will understand why this is a real masterpiece of Islamic architecture, and learn the history of the square of the same name - in past centuries this place looked different. Take a peek into the 4th century underground palace and stroll through the lovely Gulhane park: it was founded in the days of the Ottoman Empire, and I will help you find the features of the era in its appearance
Bosphorus perspective and Istanbul flavor Going down to the Bosphorus, you will look at Sirkeci train stationwhere the famous Orient Express arrived. If you wish, visit a sweets shop founded 150 years ago, and be sure to walk along the rows of picturesque Egyptian bazaar: spicy aromas of spices and oriental sweets will turn your head! After we go to Galata bridgeand on the other side of the strait you will find yourself in an area with antique and designer shops. I will show you the most interesting corners of these quarters, where you can buy interesting souvenirs for a reasonable price
City from above And for completeness of the first impression of Istanbul, I will suggest you go to the points from where the most magnificent views open: it can be an observation deck at the Suleymaniye Mosque, picturesque roofs or the Galata Tower. You have to choose something to your liking and appreciate the harmonious panorama of Istanbul.
Who is the walk for?
For travelers who are in Istanbul for the first time or visit it again: the excursion takes place through the main tourist places of the city.
- I can meet you at the lobby of your hotel or at the point that I myself will indicate: whichever is more convenient for you.
- Visiting mosques is possible only if there is no prayer going on there.
- Additional expenses: ticket to the Galata Tower (25 TL + ticket for the guide).
- If you have a desire to extend the walk, an additional fee is paid every hour - 20 €.
- The walk involves ups and downs, so choose comfortable shoes.
- We can also adjust the route together and add places that you would like to visit (taking into account the allotted time).
The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering the excursion.