Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul
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  • 7 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

See Turkey like a local on this historic off-the-beaten-path tour of the real Istanbul. Go where the locals go, and experience life in the back streets of Istanbul. Wind through the hills of Fener, home to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Church and colorful Greek and Ottoman Houses. Meeting point is Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant

Itinerary
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Stop At: Serefiye Sarnici, Binbirdirek Mh. Piyer Loti Cd. No: 2/1, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

The Theodosius Cistern is one of many ancient cisterns of Constantinople that lie beneath the city of Istanbul, Turkey

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Kapali Carsi, Kalpakcilar Cad. Sorguclu Han No: 22, Istanbul 34126 Turkey

The colourful and chaotic Grand Bazaar is the heart of İstanbul's Old City and has been so for centuries.

Stop At: Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi, Mollafenari Mh., Istanbul 34120 Turkey

An old madrasah which turns into a coffee shop

Duration: 25 minutes

Pass By: Istanbul Universitesi Rektorlugu, Fuat Pasa Cad. Beyazit, Istanbul Turkey

Founded in 1933, Istanbul Universitesi (Istanbul University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the metropolis of Istanbul.

Stop At: Suleymaniye Mosque, Prof. SIddIk Sami Onar Cd. No:1 Süleymaniye Mah, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

Süleymaniye Mosque. Built by the most important architect of Ottoman times, Arhitect Sinan, this superb monument is Istanbul's largest mosque complex

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Sahaflar Carsisi, Istanbul 34430 Turkey

The Second Hand Book Bazaar has been a book and paper market since Byzantine times.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Tahtakale District, Istanbul Turkey

Great street bazaar that you will see almost everything is being sold and very popular bazaar by locals

Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

Vividly coloured spices are displayed alongside jewel-like lokum (Turkish delight) at this Ottoman-era marketplace, providing eye candy for the thousands of tourists and locals who make their way here every day.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Balat & Fener Tour, Istanbul Turkey

Formerly Istanbul's Greek Orthodox and Jewish neighborhoods, today Fener and Balat are known for their dilapidated yet beautiful old houses and more...

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Cathedral Church of St George, Fener Rum Patrikhanesi Sadrazam Ali Pasa Cadesi, Fener, Istanbul 342 20 Turkey

Located in one of the oldest parts of Istanbul, in Fatih, the Cathedral Church of Saint George is a Greek Orthodox Church which is still in working order

Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions
  • Light refreshment
  • Practice of hookah at favorite local hangout
  • Professional guide
  • Public transportation; ferry and bus
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Serefiye Sarnici

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Meeting point is Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant to departure the walking tour
  • Minimum capacity is 2 persons. We reserve the right to cancel a tour due to insufficient reservations. We will do all we can to reschedule your tour or a refund will be provided.
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Our tours are done by public transportation and walking so if you have any serious mobility issues, we advise you to book a private tour
  • Parents of children under 6 years are advised to book a private tour
  • On Religious Fests Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar are closed; May 2nd, 3rd, 4th, July 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th in 2022
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Departure Point

Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant, Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:6, 34400 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey


Return Details

Karaköy Pier, Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mah, Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Rıhtım Cd. No:13, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

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Duration

7 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

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