Do you really need a guide in Istanbul? I am a tour guide and I am asking this question. I’m not sure what to say. I guess for one day a professional guide is a good option and for other days you can explore by yourself. Because I guess traveling should include some secrets inside.
Why do I think like this? Because this is a giant city. You see the picture above. This is a different perpective of Hagia Sophia. A tour guide brings a perspective. A different look to the city. If affordable tourist guide is a must in this big city even for just one day. Have a look at pictures below: these are different perspectives I mean
When I travel abroad, I always look for a local, as a friend or as a guide. Cities are made by people and people made by cities. So I need to contact with locals. You can check walking routes from here
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