Istanbul Old City Walking Tour

Istanbul Old City Walking Tour

This guided walking tour is especially made for those who like to explore most of the city and pay less. You can choose between a morning and afternoon half-day tour or combine both to a full-day tour. There are no shopping visits so you will have maximum time at the several sites.

This tour comes with 3 options: morning half-day tour, afternoon half-day tour or full-day tour. They all start at Istanbul cruise port where the guide will wait for you.

You will discover the city on foot, giving you the best chance to observe the daily life and take great pictures. Our groups are limited to maximum 14 participants. So no tight scheduled or rush group tours. Your professional and knowledgeable guide will be pleased to answer all your questions while discovering the imperial city center in a relaxed and enjoyable way.

Morning half-day tour

The tour starts at 08.00h at the cruise port where the guide will wait for you. You will visit Topkapi Palace (visit of Harem is optional), Basilica Cistern (Underground Water Palace) and Roman Hippodrome. The tour ends at Sultanahmet square at about 12.00h

Afternoon half-day tour

Your guide will pick you up at 13.00h at the cruise port. You will see and visit St. Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Million stone, the Tomb of Sultan Mahmud and the ancient Ottoman cemetery, Cemberlitas (Burnt Column). Your afternoon visit ends at about 16.30h with free time in the Grand Bazaar.

Full-day tour

After pick-up at the cruise port your guide will take you through the city and you will make a combination of the above mentioned half day tours. You have free time during lunch between 12.30h and 13.30h


  • Maximum sightseeing for a small price
  • Small groups
  • Knowledgeable professional guide
  • No shopping visits
  • Choose from 3 options


  • Pick-up at Istanbul cruise port
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees, except for Harem


  • Transfer back to cruise port
  • Optional visit of Harem
  • Lunch, drinks

Important remarks

  • Visit of the Harem in the Topkapi Palace is optional and not included in the price (15 Tl per person)
  • The Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays
  • The St. Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays
  • The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
  • The Standard ShoreBee cancellation policy applies

Meeting point

This shore excursion starts at the cruise port of Istanbul where the guide will welcome you in Turkey