Istanbul – continents converge in grandeur, culture & history
The Turkish city of Istanbul is a buzzing and exciting modern metropolis which marries contemporary attitude with the strikingly beautiful legacies of fascinating history and the cultures of its ancient empires.
Once the centre of the Byzantian and Ottoman Empires, locals here breath ancient history in their daily lives and the best way to get to grips with life lived here, the remarkable history & heritage and really get under the skin of Istanbul is with a brilliant free walking tour recommended by FreeTour.com. Join a lovely authentic local guide to discover the many treasures here, such as the Roman Hippodrome, Sulemaniye Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, Galata Bridge & tower, Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, old Ottoman-era houses of Soguk Cesme & so much more while getting great local hints, tips & recommendations on everything Istanbul - from haggling in bazaars, local Turkish baths and tea gardens to shopping, dining, and where to party in vibrant Taksim Square. A free tour in Istanbul will be one of the most insightful experiences you have in such an intriguing & lively city.
Istanbul has something different – besides the magnificent mosques, mosaics & frescoes there’s a special essence here made up of warmth and charming personality, colour and ancient mysticism with an ever-present joyful soul and spirit. It’s a marvellous city and one that makes for a truly valuable visit.