Uncover Istanbul's hidden gems and get a taste of the city's culture on a 5-hour walking tour. Navigate through the unseen marvels of old town Istanbul and experience the city's labyrinth of streets with an expert guide who is well-versed with the city's mysteries.

Key Highlights

  • Discover the hidden streets of Istanbul with a professional local guide
  • Understand Islamic and Turkish culture, as well as Turkey's modernization
  • Explore the Suleymaniye Mosque Complex and the Blue Mosque
  • Stroll through the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market and try showcasing your bargaining skills
  • Relax and try nargile in a local café while sipping çay from a tulip glass

About Istanbul Walking Tour with Lunch

The 5-hour guided Istanbul walking tour begins in Sultanhamet, Istanbul's most popular tourist district. From there you proceed to the Blue Mosque, where you will see the 6 minarets and beautiful tiles manufactured in Iznik, the Ottoman Empire's birthplace. Continue to the Grand Bazaar by walking down the old route past the Ottoman Parliament House, here you may learn how to bargain like a local. Take a walk to the adjacent Sahaflar Book Market, where the first books were printed during the Ottoman era. Learn about Islam and the Quran, the religion's holy text. On your route to the Suleymaniye complex, you'll pass past Istanbul University's stunning façade and enter the Cagaloglu district, which is a local shopping hub away from the main tourist attractions. Your guide knows a terrific secret teahouse here where you can sample a nargile (water pipe) with its seductive perfume and fruity flavors, as well as drink çay (tea). You'll resume your journey through Istanbul's hidden streets after the break. Discover a mountain of Turkish spices, Turkish delight, and local handicrafts at the spice market.  After that, you can take a walk from the Spice Bazaar to the scenic Galata Bridge to take in the mesmerizing sights of the surrounding area. Finally, sit back and enjoy a luscious lunch of regional favorites.


  • Glass of çay and a nargile in the secret tea garden
  • Turkish delight tasting
  • Lunch near the Golden Horn
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Service charges and local taxes


  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Transportation
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Additional Information

  • Pets are not allowed on the Istanbul walking tour.
  • The Istanbul walking tour starts at 8:30 AM.
  • The duration of the Istanbul walking tour will be around 5 hours.
What to wear:
  • We recommend you dress up in line with the local customs.
  • We suggest wearing comfortable shoes as there will be a fair amount of walking on uneven surfaces.
  • Kids between 6-11 years are charged as per child fare.
  • Guests above the age of 11 years will be charged as per the adult fare.
Things to Note:
  • Meet your guide at Fuego Café and Restaurant. The meeting point is a short walk from the Sultanahmet tram station. The public tram system starts at 06:00 AM and ends at around Midnight.
  • Please note that it is not suitable for wheelchair users or people with mobility impairments.
  • Please note you will not be entering the Hagia Sophia Museum but will be able to visit it in your free time.


Cancellation Policy

  • For a full refund cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour.
  • No-shows and late cancellations are non-refundable.

My Voucher

  • Your Istanbul walking tour tickets are valid for the event date and time stated.
  • Your Istanbul walking tour tickets will be mailed to you once you’ve made a booking. All you have to do is show the voucher with a Govt id proof.
Meeting Point:
Present your voucher at the start of the tour.

Istanbul Walking Tour with Lunch Frequently Asked Questions

Is Istanbul good for walking?
Istanbul is a huge city, which means that exploring the city by foot means discovering something new at every turn.
Is Istanbul a walkable city?
Yes, Istanbul is listed among the “12 totally walkable cities to visit.
Which is the best month to visit Istanbul?
The best times to visit Istanbul are from March to May and between September and November.

Ratings & Reviews

Renata Ploska
Travelled March 2023

Quick and efficient, as usual. Thank you.

Péterffy-Baricska Emese
Travelled March 2023

Correct price, fast confirmation.

Travelled March 2023

Good discount and very easy purchase

Ursula Mansson
Travelled March 2023

Easy booking !

Renata Ploska
Travelled March 2023

Quick and sufficient, as usual. Thank you. Brgds,

Istanbul Walking Tour with Lunch