ISTIKLAL STREET TOUR AND GALATA GENEOSE WALKS
|Tour Type:||Full Day With Lunch|
|Tour Highlights:||Cercle D'oriend,British,French,Russian Embassies,Armenian&Greek&Catholic Churches,Galatasaray High School,Tünel,Galata Tower (From outside),Kamondo Steps|
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.
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Entrance Fees and Donations
- Gratuities (optional)
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
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Schedule and Pricing
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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
At checkout we'll ask you to select a hotel from the list below. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for Istanbul Walks in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.
Commonly Asked Questions
What if my hotel is not listed?
That's OK! At checkout you can select an alternative hotel and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact Istanbul Walks Travel Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.
What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalized, you can contact with us directly with your hotel details.
What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity
|Adult (Age 6+)|
|Child (Age 3 to 6)|
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