Guided tour

Istanbul: Taksim and Galata 2-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

Istanbul: Taksim and Galata 2-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

From US$ 21.47 per person

Experience Istanbul's cultural and historical diversity while exploring the neighborhoods of Taksim and Galata. See famous sites such as the Galata Tower, Dervish Lodge, or Tunnel Square and walk by bustling markets and shops.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Learn about Istanbul's cultural diversity
  • Visit the best photo-worthy spots of Istanbul
  • Enjoy a walking tour with a friendly guide
  • Stroll through Istanbul's most popular neighborhood
  • Explore local markets and have the chance to try tasty street food
Full description

Wander through the neighborhoods of Taksim and Galata on this 2-hour walking tour. Witness the city's European influences and learn about Istanbul's cultural diversity from a local guide. See popular attractions and photo-worthy spots as you explore the city. Meet your guide at the exit of the second oldest metro in the world at Tunnel Square. From here, step into the footsteps of the Italian, Greek, Jewish, Austrian, Russian, and German cosmopolitan cultures which once resided in these neighborhoods. Stroll along and discover famous sites such as the Galata Tower, the Dervish Lodge, and Tunnel Square.

Marvel at the colorful, European-style shopping street and admire neoclassical and art nouveau architecture as you pass by old book shops, art galleries, vibrant street art, the flower passage, the fish market, consulate buildings from past centuries, and stunning churches. Your tour ends at Galata Tower. From there you will be given valuable advice on how to explore Istanbul in the best way possible, as well as gain insider tips about must-visit places off the beaten tourist path. Your friendly guide will also point you in the direction of where you can find the tastiest dinners and the hot spots for nightlife in Istanbul.

  • Local guide
  • Building entry and fees
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Look for your tour guide wearing a red uniform, waiting for you at the exit of the Tünel metro station in Beyoğlu. If you can not find them, please call the emergency number provided by the local partner.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please wear suitable footwear
  • This tour involves about 1 mile's worth of walking (1.7 kilometers)
  • Please bring your public transportation card and cash for personal expenses or gratuities
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October 18, 2021


Product ID: 401372