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Free Istanbul Tours

Istanbul, Turkey
About Free Istanbul Tours
Free Istanbul Tours is a team of licensed, professional tour guides here in Istanbul ready to take you on the expedition of your dreams. We all have our degrees in Tourism and Guiding and have been providing private tours and excursions throughout Istanbul and Turkey for many years. Free Istanbul Tours has assembled the best tour guides in the business, who love their city and love their work
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Fun Tour With Local Beer

3 to 30 minutes
from $36.07
A great way to feel like a local in Istanbul for 3 hours, that you will hear customs, marriage, politics, LGBT society, foods while you explore Taksim and the Asian Side of Istanbul, Kadiköy
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Laura M wrote a review Oct 6
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
We did the 'free' walking tour and our guide was so knowledgable and gave us a real insight into the city, culture and history. I particularly enjoyed being taken by the guide into his favourite mosque and discussing Islam. It was so nice to be given a fresh and real view into the islamic faith.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Clement R wrote a review Aug 2020
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We had a great time with Apple (that's his nickname...) Started off near the German foutain, He gave us a 15 min talk about historical content (there s a lot in Istanbul). Short and consised. Then went on a tour for 2.5 hours. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: August 2020
Thriftee89 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom95 contributions27 helpful votes
We loved this walking tour. Our guide had honest insightful knowledge about Turkey’s history, religion and culture. Gave us a real insight into the nature of Turkey today and its politics. Great to hear about the last 1500 years of how Turkey was formed but more interesting was the last 100 years, religion and politics. We visited a mosque and our guide sat with us and talked to us about Islam and how it’s practiced by different people. He answered all our questions and we had such a positive experience. Finished up at the spice bazaar which was amazing! Thank you!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Andy wrote a review Feb 2020
Boston, Massachusetts5 contributions3 helpful votes
Great, easy, mostly flat, 2.5-3 hour tour which hits all the major sites in the Fatih district (Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, and more!). Our very friendly guide, Yunus, kicked things off with a crash course in the history of the city from the founding of Constantinople through the major events leading up to today. At the various stops throughout the tour, Yunus would give short explanations of the history. He was open to and able to answer all of our questions during the stops as well as during our walks from site to site. I particularly liked the great job Yunus did of explaining the short history and five pillars of Islam. The tour ended at a local sheesha (hookah) cafe/bar where you could order turkish tea, coffee, or sheesha and relax your feet. Overall, more than worth the 100 TRY (~$16 USD) tip!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Samson W wrote a review Feb 2020
13 contributions3 helpful votes
Nice and small tour. Great guide who really knew a lot about Istanbul. Full of history, culture, religion and fun! Highly recommend! You can really tell the company is really passionate about this!
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Date of experience: February 2020