Guided tour

Istanbul Uncovered Small Group Tour

4.9 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: Real Istanbul

Istanbul Uncovered Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Real Istanbul

From US$ 30 per person

Discover Istanbul on a full-day tour Experience Istanbul like a local while traveling on foot, and by ferry and bus Enjoy the vibrant sights and smells of the Spice Market

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Discover hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods as you explore the ci
  • Learn how to bargain like a Turk in the Grand Bazaar
  • Drink Turkish coffee and learn about your future in a 300-year-old Medresah
  • Admire the grand architecture and rich history of landmarks like Suleymaniye
Full description
Join us on a small group tour of Istanbul that takes you to some of the city's most iconic and interesting sights. We will begin our tour at the Binbirdirek Cistern, an underground chamber that was once used to store water for the city. This fascinating site offers a glimpse into Istanbul's history and is a great place to take some unique photos. Next, we will visit the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. Here, you can browse and shop for souvenirs and traditional Turkish goods, and perhaps haggle with the vendors for the best price. After some time at the Grand Bazaar, we will make our way to the Suleymaniye Mosque, a grand and ornate place of worship that is a key landmark in Istanbul. We will learn about the mosque's history and architecture, and have the opportunity to observe the local Muslim community as they go about their daily prayers. Next, we will head to the Spice Market, where you can sample and purchase a variety of aromatic spices and other ingredients that are used in Turkish cuisine. This colorful and lively market is a great place to immerse yourself in the sights and smells of Istanbul. Finally, we will visit the historic neighborhood of Balat, which is home to charming cafes, boutiques, and colorful houses. This lesser-known area offers a glimpse into the everyday life of Istanbul's residents and a chance to discover some hidden gems.
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Public transportation
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Please arrive 5 minutes before the activity starts. Your Guide will be waiting you infront of Pudding Shop.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.Don't forget we are going to walk a lot.
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Please not that lunch and transportation are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 17 reviews

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It's the best tour I booked with just five participants and a nice and knowledgeable local guide. Oz, our guide brought us to places where most of the tourists are not going to visit or eat. A great storyteller who loves to share those historical facts/intrigues in every places we visited. If you love to walk and explore hidden spots, you must book this tour.

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November 6, 2022

I can only recommend you this tour, your guide is very nice and he knows the stuff he's talking about, he'll lead you around some famous sites but also covering secret sites invisible to the tourist eye. This tour is very long (compared to most others), it is very cheap for the amount that you see and you get a locally very experienced guide that gives you all kinds of advises for your istanbul experience (from food to sites). This guide has been the best tour that i have ever booked (thank you oz) and i can only highly (!!!) recommend you, reading this comment, to go check it out :) with my regards

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September 26, 2021

October 18, 2022

Product ID: 335386