Guided tour

Istanbul: Evening Discovery Tour for Cruise Ship Visitors

Activity provider: Walks In Europe

Istanbul: Evening Discovery Tour for Cruise Ship Visitors

Activity provider: Walks In Europe

From US$ 48.25 per person

Discover the historical Galata district across from Sultanahmet on a small group tour. Leave your cruise ship and witness the street life of Istanbul with an expert guide. Maximize your time in Istanbul on a tour for designed for cruise ship passengers.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Private group available


  • Discover European Istanbul across from Sultanahmet in just 3 hours
  • Learn about non-Muslim areas in the heart of the capital of Islam
  • Delve into the nightlife of Istanbul on pedestrian avenues and at local markets
  • See modern Istanbulites having a lot of fun in the historical districts
Full description
Meet your local expert guide at the port and spend an evening in Istanbul. Leave your cruise ship and extend your time in Istanbul to discover the European quarter around Beyoglu and Galata. Join a private or small group for a walking tour beginning with a walk up the hill to the Galata Tower area to the famous pedestrian Istiklal Street. Learn about the area's rich history and culture originating from the Sephardic Jews of 1492. See how the Ottoman Sultans made Galata a residential area after the conquest of Constantinople in the 15th century. Learn how Istanbul was during the heyday of the Ottomans and the lifestyle of the non-Muslim population. Discover with your local expert guide as they explain the finest examples of the link between Muslim architecture in Istanbul and Europe. Walk on pedestrian avenues and see Istanbulites enjoy their evening and learn about the curious, old embassy buildings. See the local a fish and flower market, the liveliest and most colorful spot on the street. Explore the magnificent Pera Palace Hotel — where Agatha Christie is said to have written "Murder on the Orient Express" — built by the Orient Express company. Take photos of various churches, synagogues, descending steps to haunting courtyards, alleys, and of course, the most venerable restaurants. End the tour as you choose to spend free time in the Galata district or follow your guide back to your ship.
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Professional local guide
  • Small-group tour (maximum 12 people) or private walking tour (depending on option chosen)
  • Evening itinerary designer for cruise ship passengers
  • Food and drinks

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