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Explore the hidden corners and vibrant street life of this great city

Escape the crowds around Istanbul’s major monuments and discover the hidden corners and vibrant street life of this great city, in the company of a guide who knows Istanbul inside out. Walk in the shadow of the 5th century AD Theodosian Walls through back streets and alleyways, past mosques, churches, and street markets. Not for the faint hearted, this is a walking tour through the densely populated and often chaotic metropolis of Istanbul and its suburbs, although there are plenty of pockets of surprisingly quiet market gardens, cemeteries, and parks. Join us in exploring a hidden Istanbul and escape the tourist traps.

Tour highlights:

  • Walk the full length of one of the greatest fortifications in history, the little-visited Walls of Theodosius, stretching for over four miles between the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn
  • Enjoy the superb, hilltop Mihrimah Mosque, one of the most distinctive works of the greatest Ottoman architect, Sinan
  • Admire the splendid figurative mosaics and frescoes in the small but spectacular Church of St. Saviour in Chora

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£2,225 (including offers)


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  • Save £100 with our Special Offer Discount.

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £495

Includes flights

Meet your Experts

Terry Richardson

Andante Guide Lecturer

Terry Richardson has a university background in ancient history and classical civilisation. He first travelled to Turkey as an undergraduate back in 1977 and has been back countless times since then, and he also lived in southwest Turkey for around 13 years.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
  • Airport transfers aboard a private air-conditioned coach
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
13 March 2023 AWIS230313 13 March 2023 (Monday) 18 March 2023 (Saturday) Terry Richardson £2,325
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£500 £495 £2,225
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