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Adventures through the Lens: Photography Tour (Ancient Crossroads)
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Immerse yourself in the kaleidoscope of bright colors, striking architecture, grandiose palaces, and humble back streets that is Istanbul. Discover the city on a guided tour with a professional photographer, and learn to compose memorable pictures to take home with you.
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From $401.65 each  Groups
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Major points of interest to photograph on this tour include: Beyazit Square, the Covered Bazaar, Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), Higha Sophia, Eminonu, Galata Bridge on Golden Horn, and the panoramic view over Istanbul from the top of Galata Tower.

With the help of a professional photographer, gain insights into simple techniques to help you create memorable images. The small group size allows for plenty of questions on color, contrast, and technique. Learn to use perspective to your advantage and play with light and shadow. Just don't forget your camera—whether digital or film.

Inclusions :
  • Photo tour of Istanbul with a professional photographer
  • Expert advice and guidance on composing and taking photographs
  • Commentary and advice available in English

Approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes

Departure time:
April–October: 8 AM
November–March: 9:30 AM

It is recommended that you take this tour in the morning for better light. Should you wish a different departure time please contact our service provider at the time of booking.

Departure and return location:
Istanbul University in Beyazit Square (Beyazit Meydani)

Commentary and advice are available in English. Please bring your own camera for this tour; it is advised that you also carry extra batteries, digital memory cards, or film with you. Participants in this activity must have a basic knowledge of their cameras. Please note that tours leave rain or shine. Good walking shoes, a lightweight poncho (in case it rains), and in high temperatures a small bottle of water and a sun hat are suggested. The tour route is subject to change based on local conditions.

Redemption instructions

After booking your activity, simply follow 3 easy steps:
1. Print
your voucher(s); locate the voucher(s) in your travel confirmation email or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Take all vouchers with you.
3. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; you must exchange one voucher per person.

How to exchange your voucher(s):
Reservations are required. It is recommended that you take this tour in the morning for better light. Should you wish a different departure time please contact our service provider at the time of booking. Please call the Manstouch photographer 24 to 48 hours before the scheduled departure of your tour to confirm. At this time, please provide the supplier with your hotel details and a local cell phone number so the photographer can call and confirm your meeting point and address any other special requests you may have.

Please meet your guide at the departure location printed on your voucher 10 minutes prior to the start of your tour. Your guide will be holding a brochure saying 'Adventures Thru the Lens'. Please hand your voucher(s) to your guide.

Departure time:
April and May: 4 PM
June and July: 5:30 PM
August: 5 PM
September and October: 3 PM
March, November and December: 2:30 PM
Terms and conditions

A basic working knowledge of your camera is required.

Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 7 days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.