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history walk

Old city tour with an archaeologist

history walk

Old city tour with an archaeologist

9 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
history walk

Old city tour with an archaeologist

history walk

Old city tour with an archaeologist

9 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

In this tour, you’ll have chance to discover the history, architecture, culture, food and language... We'll meet at Eminönü square and start our journey. Eminönü district is the heart of the city, people from all over Turkey (and the world) visit here for various goals. It is also the best place for shopping; you can find good quality products at a reasonable price here. The old and crowdy streets of Eminönü will lead us to Spice Bazaar and then to one of the best monument of Ottoman/islamic architecture: Süleymaniye Mosque. After a food/drink breake in the courtyard, we'll visit the mosque and the tomb of Ottoman King Suleiman the Magnificent, and his wife Queen Hürrem Sultan. The Grand Bazaar is just a few hundred meters away from the mosque. I’ll guide you through the narrow and labyrinthine streets of the bazaar to get a taste of traditional Turkish business life. All the coffee shops serve good turkish coffee here, we can have if you like. After The Grand Bazaar, we'll see The Column of Constantine. The column is one of the oldest monument in Istanbul, so it is a good point to finish the tour and stop talking about the deep history of Istanbul. p.s.: This is not a travel agency tour, I am an independent person ;)

Your host

Learn more about Heval

Heval

Hi there! This is Heval. I am an archaeologist. I graduated from The University of Istanbul and a PhD candidate in archaeology. I have been living in Istanbul for almost twenty years. I speak Kurdish, Turkish, English and some Persian. I have a passion for history and want to share my knowledge about this city, with other people.

What's included

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Where you'll be

Eminönü District Spice Bazaar Süleymaniye Mosque Grand Bazaar Column of Constantine And many surprises on the road.

Availability

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

We'll walk for 3 hours or more, please try to wear comfortable shoes. The weather in Istanbul changes during the day, you may better to carry a jumper/raincoat. A photo camera will be a good equipment to carry.

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Heval
Old city tour with an archaeologist
9 reviews
From $31/person
9 reviews
From $31/person