Istanbul - Roman Hippodrome and Arasta Bazaar

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Roman Hippodrome and Arasta Bazaar

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(12 reviews)
Old Istanbul , Istanbul, Turkey
40 mins

About the tour

Let’s walk in the Roman hippodrome which was built by Constantine the Great in 330 AD. And let’s get deep in the history and the stories of monuments which were sent as gift to the emperors. Little further we will walk to the a 17 century market to see the local products.

Meet My Local Guide Istanbul

My Local Guide Istanbul

Salih loves introducing Istanbul to people from different parts of to the world. He has been living in Istanbul for more then twenty years and felt at home from the first day he saw it. Salih started work as a guide in 2007 leading the groups in all over Turkey and since 2012 he's back to leading small group tours in Istanbul only. Beside showing the highlights of Istanbul he likes showing the hidden Istanbul, food markets and the selected restaurant and cafes. Salih feels blessed to live in this unique city which is the home for about sixteen millions of people and it manages very well to be great host. He's here to help his guests see this lovely city in the best way with providing a great selection from secrets and the highlights of Istanbul.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Istanbul with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Istanbul. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Linda E.

07 August 2021

A quietly paced tour with lots of interesting history, I enjoyed this but was disappointed that the content overlapped with Safak's Capital of Empires tour.

Dunia K.

06 August 2021

A gateway to the centre of all passing through. Where many civilizations offered gifts in accord or ideal and religious reform. A grand display of power and defeat. Where the sacred are immensely echoed, along the remaining transoms of the aqueducts. A once multigenerational neighborhood is youthful looking, yet resembling the past with ancient bathhouses and mosques encircling. The bazaar is a small though welcome place to fill your senses and bags with many trinkets and textiles.

Alan (London UK) R.

06 August 2021

I have been on a tour with Salih before so knew it was going to be an interesting time. Someone on the tour stated that they wished he had been their history teacher at school because he makes it easy to understand and I totally agree with that.

Anton B.

06 August 2021


Honda L.

06 August 2021

For a superb tour experience, I would recommend Sahil. I have been lucky enough to join many of his tours and he is always interesting, and fun, and passionate about his city and its history. He never fails to entertain and I look forward to learning something new on every tour. I have a degree in ancient history but you never stop learning and his tours on Heygo have been fantastic experiences that I hope many people will be lucky enough to share.

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