Highlights and Hidden Gems of Istanbul

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Get ready to discover the highlights and hidden gems of Istanbul on our walking tour that takes you on a journey through the city's rich history and culture. We'll start by exploring the Binbirek Sarnıcı, a 4th-century underground cistern that is a true engineering marvel. Next, we'll make our way to the Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world. . After a busy morning of exploring, we'll take a break in a 300-year-old tea house, where you'll sip on delicious Turkish tea and indulge in some traditional Turkish treats. Our next stop is the magnificent Suleymaniye Mosque, a true masterpiece of Ottoman architecture that dates back to the 16th century. From there, we'll head to the Spice Market, where you'll be dazzled by the colorful displays of spices, sweets, and other delicacies We'll then take public bus to the Church of St. George, a historic site located near the Golden Horn. Finally, we'll wind our way through the charming Balat area,

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Get Your Guide Istanbul

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Stop At:

The oldest cistern in city

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi

Have a tea-coffee break in 300 years old tea house

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s most famous souks. Comprising nearly 60 streets and thousands more shops, the bazaar can be overwhelming. Let your guide introduce you to its colorful (if chaotic) highlights, and shop for jewelry, leather, pottery, spices and more.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Suleymaniye Mosque

One of the most beautiful mosque of Istanbul.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)

The vibrant colors of the various spices and dried fruits on display are a feast for the eyes, and the bustling energy of the market is infectious.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Fener Rum Patrikhanesi

The Church of St. George is a beautiful Orthodox Christian church located in the historic Fener neighborhood of Istanbul.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Balat

Finally, we'll wind our way through the charming Balat area, one of the oldest and most interesting neighborhoods in Istanbul.

Duration: 2 hour
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