Istanbul Walking Tours

Istanbul In Depth


“If the earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital,” said Napoleon Bonaparte.

Indeed Istanbul resembles a very diverse historic and cultural heritage, with many must-see iconic monuments and places. However, exploring a city is not only about visiting and photographing the monuments and follow touristic clichés. This is why we are offering Istanbul walking tours.

Istanbul Walking Tours

This is why we design this itinerary with flexible content so that each trip can turn into a unique and personal experience. We will go the extra mile and take you on an alternative journey to experience the real food, music, dance, arts, cool joints, markets, and authentic neighborhoods of this legendary city.

Hike’n Sail guides who lead the Istanbul walking tours are experts on diverse districts and topics, such as Constantinople, Galata, Prince Islands, Bosphorus, Christian Heritage, Jewish Heritage, iconography, culinary experiences, street food, festivals, textiles, handicrafts, art galleries, gay-friendly environments, and many others.

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Trip Information

Trip Highlights

  • Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Bosphorus
  • Topkapı Palace, Golden Horn, Beyoğlu nightlife
  • Chora Church, Street food, Live music
  • Cooking classes, Walking tours, Boat trips
  • Underground tours, Academic conferences
  • Art galleries, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market

Trip Cost

The cost of this trip starts from 900 USD/person.

Group Size

Maximum 8 people

Trip Duration

We suggest 3 to 7 days

Trip begins / ends

İstanbul, Turkey


İstanbul, Turkey

What’s Included?

  • Quality accommodation in a charming boutique hotel.
  • Meals of choice with great representation of Turkish Cuisine.
  • All  airport transfers, public transportation, cabs in İstanbul.
  • Certified professional guide.
  • Parking fees, guide’s expenses, etc.
  • Entrance fees to museums and archeological sites.
  • Carbon offset.

Best time to go

This trip runs all year round. İstanbul has charm in every season. Your preferences will be the guide to choose the best time to be here. If there are certain things which put you off, please contact us and ask for details.

Who would love this trip?

İstanbul in-depth itinerary is a very efficient and personal way of seeing this legendary city.  The capital of Roman and Ottoman Empires, the city on 2 continents never disappointed a visitor who is looking for charm, cultural diversity, hospitality, good services, and great food. If you are this person you’d love to visit İstanbul.


%90 of Hike’n Sail Türkiye hotels are GSTC certifiedDemand sustainable properties for a sustainable future.


Four Seasons


Visit a one-of-a-kind luxury hotel retreat in Istanbul’s oldest district. Travel in time with visits to the 6th-century St. Sophia, the 15th-century Topkapi Palace, and the 17th-century Blue Mosque, just a five-minute walk from our Sultanahmet luxury hotel in Istanbul’s Old City.

DeCamondo Galata

Welcome to the first Tribute Portfolio Hotel in Turkey, located in the very heart of the city of Istanbul. DeCamondo Galata, being one of the most loved and preferred boutique hotels by its guests since the first day it opened in 2019, is now comprised of two different properties for guests to choose from according to their mood and taste.

The Haze Hotel

The Haze Karaköy is an amalgamation of space between Karaköy’s Keçeli Han, previously utilized as a stove, and the adjacent historic 1930’s Bobbin Factory, a prime example of Neoclassical ferro-concrete architecture with its distinctive 4.60 m high ceilings.

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