Guided tour

Istanbul: Old City Insider Walking Tour

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

Istanbul: Old City Insider Walking Tour

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

From US$ 21.36 per person

Discover some of the most famous landmarks in Istanbul with a local expert. Be entertained with stories and facts about monuments in the Old City.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Discover the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace Garden
  • Get an insider's perspective on Istanbul's Old City
  • Hear fascinating stories from the Roman, Byantine and Ottoman past
Full description

Explore the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace on this insider's walking tour. Learn fascinating history as you go with your local guide.

Meet your guide at the legendary Hagia Sophia. They will introduce you to the stunning architecture of the building, before taking a trip inside. Hear fascinating stories and facts about the building's 1,500-year-old history while you get an up-close look at the world-famous mosaics incorporated into the building’s design. Next, move onto the 16th-century imperial Mosque of Sultan Ahmet, renowned as the Blue Mosque. Admire its superb architecture as you learn all about this incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, discover stories of the Roman and Byzantine Empire as you stroll to the glorious Topkapi Palace. Visit the free-of-charge areas and learn about the history of the Ottoman Empire. End your tour inside the Palace's first courtyard. Let your guide give you insider tips on how to best enjoy the rest of the city, and learn how to explore the Palace and Harem at your own pace using free audio guide apps.

  • 2-hour walking tour with a local, expert guide
  • Visit of Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace Garden
  • Scarf for female visitors when entering Hagia Sophia
  • Entrance to Topkapi Palace Museum
  • Entrance to other buildings
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet your local guide (dressed in red), at the entrance of Hürrem Sultan Hamam. It is located below the trees, next to the newspaper kiosk and across from the Hagia Sophia. If you can not find him please call the emergency number provided by the company.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • The tour includes a refreshments break
  • The tour features approximately 0.6 miles (1 km) of easy walking

Product ID: 400749