Self-Guided Walking Tours to Explore Istanbul, Turkey

Welcome to Istanbul, famous for its architecture as well as its natural beauty. Our Introduction Walk takes first-time visitors to some of the city's most essential sights. Don't miss a trip to the charming Old City – home to some of the most historic sites, and feel free to wander around the ancient City Walls. Fancy a stroll along the coast? Then pick either the Asian side or the European side, or both!

In all, we have prepared 7 self-guided walks for you to explore Istanbul, which cover everything from Byzantine-era landmarks to the most prominent mosques, palaces and bazaars. Not only that, but you can also create your own walk with the attractions that interest you most and even set your hotel as the walk's starting point!

How it works: Download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from Apple App Store or Google Play Store to your mobile phone or tablet. Each walk comes with a detailed tour map as well as photos and background information for the featured attractions. The app's navigation functions guide you from one attraction to the next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Istanbul Old City Walking Tour

Sightseeing Walk: Istanbul Old City Walking Tour

Istanbul City Walls

Sightseeing Walk: Istanbul City Walls

Old European Quarter Walk

Sightseeing Walk: Old European Quarter Walk

Bosphorus Coast Walking Tour

Sightseeing Walk: Bosphorus Coast Walking Tour

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