Guided tour

Istanbul: Orient Express Trail Walk

4.5 / 5

2 reviews

Activity provider: ISTANBUL WALKS

Istanbul: Orient Express Trail Walk

Activity provider: ISTANBUL WALKS
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From US$ 101.80 per person

Likely to sell out

Travel back in time to life in 19th-century Istanbul. This Orient Express Trail Walk takes you from the train station through the streets of Galata and Beyoglu. Enjoy a short Golden Horn boat ride and a ride on the world’s oldest metro as well.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from centrally-located Istanbul hotels within Taksim Square, Şişli, Beşiktaş, Sultanahmet, and Fatih neighborhoods.


  • Experience Istanbul of the 19th century, in the days of the Orient Express
  • Ride on the oldest subway in the world and take a short Golden Horn boat ride
  • Enjoy a guided walk along the streets of Galata and Beyoglu
Full description
Imagine arriving in Constantinople by train traveling with the Wagon-Lits Company. Your tour into the nostalgia of the 19th century begins at the rail station where the Orient Express arrived in Istanbul. Your 3-hour guided walk (available on Tuesdays) will take you past old shops, markets, mosques, and churches, as your guide tells you stories about the train journey that began in Paris and inspired Agatha Christie to write her famous mystery, Murder on the Orient Express. The tour continues with a short Golden Horn boat ride and a short journey on The Tunnel, the oldest subway in the world. Finish off with a walking tour in the streets of Galata and Beyoglu.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

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Worthwhile tour

ILKER (guide) arrived in good time to pick me up, and then we walked quite a way to the transportation. I was the only one on this tour, which meant that I had a private tour and it was great. Ilker was generous with his time and his knowledge. He was enthusiastic and kind, and he went to extra efforts to show me other things, e.g. one of the mosques that was under restoration but we gained entry (legitimately); he succeeded in getting us to see Ataturk's room at the Pera Palace Hotel by asking Siva at the hotel to show us around. We had hoped to be able to see Agatha Christie's room(411) but it was occupied. Still, Ilker did try to get me to have this experience. The tour was informative, and it was clear that Ilker loved what he did, all of which he shared. We also went into the Orient Express museum at the station that housed countless treasures from the period. Anyone who has read Murder on the Orient Express or any other Agatha Christie books should not miss this tour.

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May 28, 2019

Tolle individuell geführte Tour

Wir waren die einzigen Teilnehmer dieser Tour und genossen somit mehr oder weniger VIP-Betreuung. Unser Guide zeichnete sich durch umfangreiche Kenntnisse über die Geschichte des Orient-Expresses aus. Jeder Zeit wieder.

July 29, 2019


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