Guided tour

Istanbul: Contemporary Art Walk

Activity provider: ISTANBUL WALKS
Guided tour

Istanbul: Contemporary Art Walk

Activity provider: ISTANBUL WALKS

From US$ 166.29 per person

Explore the contemporary art scene of Istanbul on a 4-hour tour, and discover why it is currently one of Europe’s cultural hot spots, often seen as a gateway between the West and East. Visit galleries featuring some of Turkey’s most exciting artists.

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Duration 4 hours
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Pick-up from your hotel in Istanbul


  • Stroll Istanbul’s coolest neighborhoods to discover the booming art scene
  • See art by some of Turkey's most exciting artists
  • Discover the hidden galleries of the Tophane and Karaköy neighborhoods
  • Learn how the art scene is shifting to the East
Full description
Get off the usual museum trail and explore the exciting contemporary art scene of Istanbul. The 4-hour morning walking tour takes you to some of the cutting-edge galleries of the Tophane and Karaköy neighborhoods, and ends at the 1st museum to organize modern art exhibitions in the city. Your guide will describe how the contemporary art world is changing rapidly as a result of the political and economic shift towards the East. Istanbul straddles 2 continents and is often considered one of the leading cultural hot spots of Europe. But the galleries you will visit exhibit art by exciting artists from Turkey and beyond. Starting at Galtasaray High School, you will walk along Istiklal Street to visit some of the city’s leading art institutions. Continue through the narrow streets of Beyoğlu, before discovering the hidden galleries of Tophane and Karaköy.
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Charming, informative, well planned your! We had fun talking about and looking at art.

July 7, 2021

Very enjoyable tour

October 4, 2019

An insight into Turkish art

Excellent tour with a well informed tour guide - not only Turkish contemporary art, but also insights from the 1900s onwards up until today. Salt Gallery & Istanbul modern were top!

May 2, 2015

Product ID: 46795