Partner Network Tour offered by our partner Via Urbis

Free Tour of Istanbul

Discover Istanbul's main attractions on this 2.5 hour Free Walking Tour

ABOUT THE Free Tour of Istanbul

This tour is operated by our partner Via Urbis.


This 2.5-hour Istanbul Free Walking Tour will unveil the enchanting history and vibrant culture of one of the world's most unique cities. Local experts will guide you through Istanbul's heart, where East meets West, showcasing must-see attractions including the majestic Hagia Sophia, the breathtaking Blue Mosque, and the bustling Grand Bazaar. Wander through the historic streets where empires rose and fell, from Roman aqueducts to Ottoman palaces, experiencing the unique urban landscape that makes Istanbul so captivating.

Begin your journey

Begin by exploring Istanbul's monumental landmarks, such as the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia and the majestic Blue Mosque. As you traverse the historical timeline of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, you're invited to uncover the city's artistic masterpieces, each telling a story of cultural richness and architectural brilliance.

Discover Istanbul's art and culture

The journey continues with a visit to the Caferağa Madrasah, an esteemed art school nestled in the heart of the city. Here, the tradition of Turkish crafts is alive and well, as artisans produce and sell their exquisite works. This offers a rare glimpse into the intricate techniques and proud heritage of local craftsmanship, providing insights that go beyond the typical tourist experience.

Enchanting history

As the narrative unfolds, find yourself meandering through the enchanting Soğuk Çeşme Street, where traditional wooden Ottoman houses line the path. These structures, with their rich history and aesthetic appeal, add a layer of charm to Istanbul's historic old town, capturing the essence of Ottoman heritage. Through this harmonious blend of expert guidance, cultural exploration, and an appreciation for the finer details of Turkish traditions and history, your journey through Istanbul becomes not just a tour, but a vivid tapestry of experiences and memories.

Our Free Walking Tour is not just a tour; it's an experience designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of this historic city, its culture, and its people. Please note that while the tour itself is free, we do operate on a tips-only basis, allowing you to value the tour as you wish.

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Sultanahmet Square, close to the decorative circular water fountain

  • Discover the majestic Blue Mosque
  • Marvel at the the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia
  • Learn about the forging of empires at the historic Hippodrome of Constantinople
  • Deepen your knowledge as you learn about the ancient Obelisk of Thutmose III
  • Experience the lively Sultanahmet Square
  • ... And much more
Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Istanbul city map for easier navigation
What’s not included
  • Gratuities for the guide (optional)
  • Entrance fees to museums and monuments
  • Food and beverages
  • Transportation
Additional Information
  • Groups: To ensure the best experience, groups larger than 6 should consider booking a private tour
  • This tour welcomes everyone, including wheelchair users
Sultanahmet Square, close to the decorative circular water fountain
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What is the SANDEMANs Partner Network?


Tours in Istanbul are offered by a partner, not SANDEMANs NEW Europe.


We only work with partners we know, trust, and who have been vetted by us to ensure they meet the same standards you are used to enjoying in SANDEMANs’ own cities.

We are proud to partner with Via Urbis and are sure you’ll love their tours as much as we do.

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