Istanbul Old City Private Guided Walking Tour

Istanbul Old City Private Guided Walking Tour

Istanbul is like a bridge between the Asia and Europe, therefore it receives visitors from both sides. Thanks to the connected flights of Turkish Airlines and Mediterranean Cruise Ships, Istanbul is usually busy during the Spring and Summer.

People who fly to Dubai or some other Middle Eastern countries, prefer to make a stopover in Istanbul to see the city for a day or two. Some Cruise Ships use Istanbul Cruise Port as the final destination during their Mediterranean tours.

You may prepare a long list of things to do in Istanbul if you have enough time in the city. However most of the people have only one or two days in Istanbul.

When it comes to visit the must-see attractions in the city, Istanbul Sultanahmet Old City Walking Tour do the job. This tour includes the most attractive sightseeing places in the city such as: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar.


Sultanahmet Old City Private Walking Tours by Serhat Engul 

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Things to See in Sultanahmet Old City

  1. Hagia Sophia
  2. Hippodrome
  3. Blue Mosque
  4. Topkapi Palace
  5. Basilica Cistern
  6. Grand Bazaar

Majority of these tourist attractions located within Sultanahmet neighborhood whereas the Grand Bazaar is located in Beyazit. You may reach out to Grand Bazaar after taking 15 minutes walk from Sultanahmet area.

Fast Track Advantage for Guided Tours

Licensed tour guides have priority at the entrances of Istanbul Museums. So that you can skip the long lines and visit the most popular museums in shortest time. The long lines may cause you lose your valuable time if you have only one day in here.

Istanbul Old City Private Guided Walking Tour

Serhat Engul is a licensed tour guide in Istanbul. He offers informative walking tours of Sultanahmet Old City. You can hire his services to gain a deeper knowledge about Istanbul’s Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman history.

Istanbul Old City Walking Tour is a flexible one that could be tailored to your needs.

Full Day Old City Tour in Istanbul

Full Day Tour of Istanbul Old City includes all the six sights that are mentioned above. The tour usually starts at Hippodrome of Constantinople with a brief history of Istanbul. Then Blue Mosque will be visited. It’s best to see the Blue Mosque in the morning as it’s a working mosque and closed during the prayer times. Then the Topkapi Palace will be visited before lunch.

After having a lunch, it’s time to visit the Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern as the prominent Byzantine monuments in the Istanbul Old City.

After seeing the five major pillar of Istanbul Old Town, the last stop will be the amazing Grand Bazaar. It could be a bit overwhelming to see this historical shopping center with its 67 streets and 3000 shops.

Hagia Sophia is located in Sultanahmet Old City

Istanbul Old Town Walking Tour
View of Hagia Sophia from Sultanahmet Park

Half Day Old City Tour in Istanbul

  • Hippodrome of Constantinople
  • Blue Mosque
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Basilica Cistern

Half Day Tour of Istanbul Old City usually starts with a history briefing in Hippodrome of Constantinople. Then Blue Mosque is visited. Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern is also included in the tour.

If you do this tour without giving a break it would probably take 3 hours. It could be extended to 4 hours if there will be a coffee break with some conversation about Istanbul’s local life.

Places to Visit in Sultanahmet Old City

  • Hippodrome of Constantinople

Istanbul Old City Guided Tour
Hippodrome of Constantinople
  • Blue Mosque

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Blue Mosque
  • Topkapi Palace

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Topkapi Palace
  • Basilica Cistern

Istanbul Old City Private Guided Tour
Byzantine Basilica Cistern
  • Grand Bazaar

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Grand Bazaar Istanbul

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