Essential Istambul Walking Tour

Discover the main attractions of Istanbul in a single morning and learn to orient yourself with this essential tour of ancient Constantinople.

Things to do Essential Istambul Walking Tour

Istanbul, also known as Byzantium and later Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey. It is also the historical, cultural and economic center of the country, although not its current capital.

In this tour you will visit some of the most important city attractions and you will witness the mark that numerous empires have left over time, such as the Roman, the Eastern Roman, the Latin and the Ottoman. In the morning, you will begin your tour, accompanied by an official English-speaking guide, who will bring to life the historical and cultural heritage of the city as well as offer a commentary about the current affairs. During the tour you are free to ask your questions so that you gain a better understanding of the different sights. Together with your guide you will visit "Hagia Sophia", an Orthodox Patriarchal Basilica later converted into a mosque and now open to the public. Agia Sofia is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and for almost a thousand years it was the largest cathedral in the world.

You will continue to the Roman Hippodrome, the sports and social center of the Byzantine empire and which, in the 5th century, was the largest in the world. At the hippodrome, your guide will explain about all the attractions that make up the complex, such as the Obelisk of Theodosius, the Obelisk of Constantine and more current ones such as the German fountain. 

You will head to the Sultan Ahmet Camii Mosque, or "Blue Mosque" because of the blue or light blue color of the decorative tiles that predominate in its interior. It has a capacity of up to 10,000 faithful. Before entering your guide will explain the protocol that is to be followed by both men and women as well as the significance of the numerous minarets, or towers you can see.

Your next stop will be the Grand Bazaar: since the 5th century it has been the largest in the city and one of the largest in the world. You will have free time to explore this amazing site, with its 58 lanes and more than 4000 shops. It will be a great opportunity to look for a good bargain and at the same time try your bargaining skills.

Important: From 01/01/2023 the "Blue Mosque" will remain closed for repairs, so we will visit its gardens and have the opportunity to see the exterior of this magnificent monument.

Highlights to see in Essential Istambul Walking Tour

  • Agia Sofia


4 hours
Guide in Spanish and English

Adultos: 34.72 €

Niños de 4 a 11 años: 26.39 €

Availability and starting time

08:00 - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

When to book?
You can reserve up to 72 hours before the activity
Free cancellation
Cancel free up to 3 days before the activity and receive a full refund.


Pick-up from the hotel. Or nearby
Visit of Hagia Sophia.
Visit of the Blue Mosque.
Visit of the Grand Bazaar.
Official English-speaking tour guide.
Entrance fees to all the sites visited.
1 Participación en Premios Mensuales: Ver Premios


Gratuities and personal expenses.
Transfer back to your hotel.

Meeting point

From your hotel or the closest point


How to book?
Limited availability. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability. Choose date and fill in the required fields. Secure and protected payment. You will immediately receive your booking confirmation.
Super safe route! COVID-19 efforts
Our route takes the recommendations and key considerations of security and protection against Coronavirus.
Is the interior of the monuments visited?
Exterior and interior of most named sites
Is the tour adapted for people with reduced mobility?
Not adapted
Guaranteed departures without min of travelers
Are animals allowed?
Activity recommended for children?
Yes, families are welcome

Our promises

Best price guaranteed
Quick and easy reservation
Multilingual Customer Service
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