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Istaklal Street Tour And Galata Geneose Walks

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Duration

8 Hours

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Languages

English

Overview

Istiklal Street is the liveliest and the most colorful street of Istanbul. The street has been pedestrianized since 1988 and for over 150 years has been the center of the nightlife of the city. Hundreds of bars and clubs shake this downtown area in the evenings. During daylight, İstiklal is home to many historical embassy buildings, fancy hotels, apartment buildings, streets, theaters, restaurants, shops. Our tour begins in the heart of Istanbul – the Taksim Square. You will stroll on the exiting little side streets of Istiklal Street, sit in one of the intriguing coffee shops and talk with your guide, see the amazing Embassy buildings, visit Armenian and Romaic churches, ancient districts, impressive walkways and much more.

In the Byzantine period, the hillside – where Galata is today – was covered with orchards and was named Sykai (The Fig Orchard), or Peran en Sykais (The Fig Field on the Other Side), referring to the “other side” of the Golden Horn. It was in the Byzantine
period that the area began to be called Galata and a fortress was built by Emperor Theodosius II. Galata was a Genoese colony from the 6th to 15th centuries. This walk is around the famous Galata Tower and covers the area, where we see many churches, synagogues, hospitals, bank buildings, ancient walls, schools. Stories, myths, and legends are a bonus from your guide.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cercle D'orient
  • British Consulate
  • French Consulate
  • St. Antony Church
  • Armenian&Greek&Catholic Churches
  • Galatasaray High School

Itinerary

Departure Info

Departure point: Pick up from centrally located hotels in Istanbul

Departure time: 09:00 am

Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

Return details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 05:00 pm

Included/Exclude

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Entrance Fees and Donations
  • Guidance
  • Gratuities (optional)

Tour's Location

FAQs

Additional info
Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Monday and Thursdays and it replaced with Chora Museum

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
Voucher info
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Complete Istanbul Walks information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
Schedule and Pricing
Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible - we 100% guarantee it. Your currency is set to Euro, Dollar or Turkish Liras

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