Most Loved Istanbul Attractions-Must Do When in Istanbul

Fatih, Turkey

Experience hosted by Selahattin

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.
Super storytelling
Guests say this Host tells great stories.

What you'll do

** WONDERS OF ISTANBUL. LEGENDS. MYTHS. RIOTS. OTTOMANS. BYZANTINE. BEST PHOTOS. **

In this Experience we will knock the must visit sites on historical peninsula. Know and understand why and how Istanbul is one of the top visiting city by local and foreign travelers.
Our experience focuses on questions, connections, reasonings and wide local perspective approaching rather than books and google informations. Talks and walks always with a fun, friendly and fascinating atmosphere. Our interactive experience goes around fun and thought provoking questions like; why is it called BLUE MOSQUE although local know and call it as Sultan Ahmet Mosque.
Why is the most visited one even though not number one in the hearth of locals? What is story behind of the six minarets, central domes and semi domes? What is secularism for Turkish and how do they balance at their religious life ?
Why is HAGIA SOPHIA the most special building for the world architecture ? Why do most of people believe in built by angels not Humanity ?
Why did Emperor Justinian say Solomon ‘’ I have surpassed you’’? How possible that imperial doors are made from Noah’s ark ? How come belongings of prophet Mohammad (his tooth, footprint, seal many other) Staff of Mouses, Sword of David King, Arm relics of the ST John the Baptist are in TOPKAPI PALACE? HIPPODROME, UNDERGROUND BYZANTINE PALACE RUINS, OTTOMAN MADRASAH.
** WONDERS OF ISTANBUL. LEGENDS. MYTHS. RIOTS. OTTOMANS. BYZANTINE. BEST PHOTOS. **

In this Experience we will knock the must visit sites on historical peninsula. Know and understand why and how Istanbul is one of the top visiting city by local and foreign travelers.
Our experience focuses on questions, connections, reasonings and wide local perspective approaching rather than books and google informations. Talks and walks always…

What's included

  • Drinks
    BOOTLE OF WATER per participants.
  • Tickets
    TOPKAPI PALACE MUSEUM TICKET IS INCLUDED!. I HAVE PIORITY TO SKIP THE TICKE...
  • Equipment
    I will show you the best spots for shooting at each visit sites and use my...

Accessibility

Break times
Minimal / no line

Meet your Host, Selahattin

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 32 Reviews
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Warm Greetings to All Travelers.

I am Selahattin , a passionate and curious licensed local tour guide over ten years. I have been searching in every nook and cranny for foods, history, culture in the falling in love with Istanbul city following my bachelor degree in Tourism Guidance, History and Master in Museums. I really enjoy a lot to share my knowledge as an experience to travelers visiting Istanbul... Sure every city has some taste, secrets but Istanbul is ambrosially seasoned, scrumptiously tasty and uncovered. My passion is get you to taste, see and feel more of it.

Welcome and enjoy every single minute of your staying in our magical city Istanbul. I am looking forward to host you.
Warm Greetings to All Travelers.

I am Selahattin , a passionate and curious licensed local tour guide over ten years. I have been searching in every nook and cranny for foods, history, culture in the falling in love with Istanbul city following my bachelor degree in Tourism Guidance, History and Master in Museums. I really enjoy a lot to share my knowledge as an experience to travelers visiting Istanbul... Sure every city has some taste, secrets but Istanbul is ambrosially seasone…
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Where you'll be

This experience takes place by walking. Visit sites are near by and includes indoor and out door visits. Tour starts at open square Hippodrome. ( Serpent Column, Egypt and Wall obelisk ) Then
Grand and Humble Blue Mosque. Next is
Hagia Sophia. It is a master piece of world architecture, holy, grand, source of inspiration and time challenging. Caferağa Madrasah, Topkapı Palace and Underground Roman Palace Ruins.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 32 reviews.

Eva
January 2022
This is a MUST if your visiting Istanbul for the first time. An absolutely amazing experience. Selahattin is very experienced with his knowledge about everything! He took the time to get to know us and over all had an amazing time with him. Definitely highly recommend for everyone :)
Taufiq
January 2022
We made this booking the morning of the tour and so glad that Selahattin accepted it! As it was our first day in Istanbul, it really helped to have him bring us around the key tourist areas. He knows the content well and answered all our queries.
Adenike
January 2022
Selahattin sure has a love for what he does and more than that a respect and vast knowledge of the history of the places visited. He was accommodating, pleasant and warm. I left the tour feeling extremely different about Istanbul after having a not so good time in the city prior to my tour with Selahattin. He left me feeling happy and much more educated about the city I was visiting. I highly recommend this tour as a good way to set the tone for your trip to Istanbul.
Nikki
December 2021
I really enjoyed this tour, was great to understand such detailed history of the area and Sela was so lovely and has a really nice way about him. I highly recommend.
Lexie
December 2021
Sela was such an informative guide. He has a nice, easy demeanor and is easy to spend a morning and afternoon with. He was curious and asked us questions about ourselves, and gave great background and historical context for the things we saw. The tour set up and order of events is perfect. Would recommend having a snack on hand or eating a good meal right before to power your trip!
Dean
December 2021
English language level was excellent and having done this for the best part of a decade Selehatin is extremely knowledgable and knows his craft.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 7 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Scarf and proper clothing for Mosque Visits
Some cash for Topkapı Palace museum ticket (200 TL pp)

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 24 hours before the start time for a full refund.