The most impressive series of tours in a city where everyone wants to visit

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  • Private tour is 4 hours
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Check out Istanbul’s two greatest monuments on this small walking tour. Experience the splendor and charm of Islam and Greek Orthodox religions standing just next to each other.

Choose a group tour for 3 hours…

  • High-quality private tours in Istanbul: customized to your preferences
  • Small groups: everyone can still get individual attention
  • Pre-reserved tickets: sit back and relax
  • History, architecture, and social life: sites you never knew you wanted to see
  • Culinary tours in Istanbul: hands-on experiences and food tours
  • Re-discover Istanbul: take the best of our well-planned itineraries
  • Fast, easy online booking: you have limited time, so we do the hard work
  • A network of highly qualified local tour guides in Istanbul

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Walks In Istanbul: Leaders in truly exceptional tours by expert guides

There’s no other city in the world like Istanbul! It’s an international melting pot, a feast for the eyes that is rich in history and unmatched in its cultural offerings.

Walks in Istanbul carefully plans each tour to bring you a mix of the best sites in Istanbul and hidden gems. Some of our tours include a list of places you never knew you wanted to see!

We have expert local tour guides for the most unusual and memorable experiences in Istanbul. Every single walk is handcrafted locally for you by talented individuals.

Walks in Istanbul sheds light on the overlooked wonders of some of the world’s most fascinating cities. As passionate locals, our tour guides connect you with their communities, creating meaningful travel experiences that transform and inspire you.


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Rated "Excellent" by 190+ Travelers on TripAdvisor

Perfect, 2 day Grand Tour of Istanbul

We loved spending two days with our guide. She was kind, super knowledgable, flexible and lots of fun! We booked a private tour and enjoyed the priviliges immensely: very well designed and delivered. Thank you.

– tomrogers69, TripAdvisor
Fascinating day out.

"Our guide had endless knowledge, insight, and patience. With degrees in economics, languages, and architecture, he was able to explain his city with both complexity and subtlety leaving us with a far richer understanding of Istanbul past and present. This wasn't the cheapest tour, but his insights were priceless."

– Ian T., TripAdvisor
Fantastic guide!

"Arzu is one of a kind! Even before we met up with her she gave us tips and suggestions via messages on what we could do the day before our tour. Visiting Topkapı wouldn’t have made sense without her, she made it seem so interesting telling us stories and its historical background. She definitely made this trip to Istanbul 10 times better!"

– Arjeta H., TripAdvisor
Excellent service in two cities

"I've just finished my second tour with this company. I can rate both to be perfect; way beyond my expectations. Walks in istanbul offer customised services and they were flexible to change their hours to fit my schedule. Their guides both İstanbul and Tallinn were professional and very knowledgable."

– hristorob, TripAdvisor
Incredible

We were very lucky in that there were only 4 of us to share this tour. Our guide was fabulous. She was very knowledgable and provided information that I think we’d have missed if we had tried to explore alone. I shall never ever forget the beauty of the Blue Mosque and the call to prayer resonating across the City.

Great historical attraction brought to life

Thank goodness we booked the tour. Our guide took us on a route around the whole palace, including the harem, bringing each place to life as we passed through. It all took a good three hours. Imagine how long it would have taken us if we had tried to do it alone! Much, much longer. Or, more realistically, we would have missed a lot of places and missed out on the stories and the descriptions our guide provided to really understand palace life.

Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, wonderful trip!

Fantastic! My guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and interesting to listen to. He took us to all the interesting spots and filled us in with the relevant history. Far better than seeing it on your own. We went to the Topkapi palace and the Hagia Sophia. He was also kind enough to see us onto the bus going back to the airport once it was over.

Why Choose Walks In Istanbul?

Whether you book a private tour or choose to join a small-group tour, our walking tours in Europe are a carefully planned blend of well-known sites and hidden neighborhood discoveries.

If you’re a first-timer, you can choose the Two-Day Walking Tour, which covers every site that you should see in Istanbul. Our Byzantine Istanbul tour, along the Golden Horn, includes an excellent ferry ride and shows you Constantinople before the Ottoman Conquest.

Our favorite itinerary is the culinary walk in Istanbul, where you get to taste fantastic Turkish cuisine. We offer culinary street walks and include many samplings on the go. If you are on a short stay, we recommend that you take the Istanbul Highlights tour to discover significant sites in Sultanahmet.

Istanbul is perhaps not the most accessible city to stroll for first-time visitors who speak no Turkish and have no conception of its scale. It requires a bit of knowledge to see the mosques, palaces, and museums conveniently since their opening times are not consistent nor are their locations congruent.

Once within, it would be entirely possible to waste a 
lot of time in aimless traipsing. These places are not self-explanatory, and it is not apparent what went on where.

It is not always clear where to eat or what to eat. Istanbul is a walking city, and we’re a group of professional tour guides with official licenses — the sort of guides who are reliable, knowledgeable, and fun. If you need help, please contact us.