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Istiklal Street & Galata, Genoese Small-Group Walking Tour with Lunch

by Istanbul Walks
per adult Price is $158
Duration: {0} Duration: 8h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

Liveliest & most colorful street of Istanbul—Istiklal Street

Culture, history & art at the imposing Taksim Square

Discovering the Byzantine monuments at Galata area

Stories, myths & legends from your expert local guide

Limited capacity with maximum of 15 people per group

Highlights

Liveliest & most colorful street of Istanbul—Istiklal Street

Culture, history & art at the imposing Taksim Square

Discovering the Byzantine monuments at Galata area

Stories, myths & legends from your expert local guide

Limited capacity with maximum of 15 people per group

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9:00 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 8h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$157.21

Total price is $157.21, taxes included

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Istiklal Street & Galata, Genoese Small-Group Walking Tour with Lunch

Activity Location

Istanbul

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Istanbul City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Istanbul


Description

Explore Istiklal Street, one of the liveliest and the most colorful streets of Istanbul. The avenue became a pedestrian street in 1988 and has been the center of the city nightlife for more 150 years. With stories from your expert local guide, see Galata Tower on a memorable tour of Istanbul.

During daylight, Istiklal is known as home to many historical buildings, fancy hotels, theatres, restaurants, and shops. Meet your guide at Taksim Square in the heart of Istanbul. Stroll on exciting little side streets near Istiklal Street, sit in one of the intriguing coffee shops, and talk with your guide. Admire embassy buildings and visit Armenian and Roman churches, ancient districts, and impressive walkways.

In the Byzantine period, the hillside—where Galata is today—was covered with orchards and was named Sykai (The Fig Orchard) or Peran en Sykais (The Fig Field on the Other Side), referring to the “other side” of the Golden Horn. It was in the Byzantine period that the area began to be called Galata and a fortress was built by Emperor Theodosius II. Galata was a Genoese colony from the 6th to 15th centuries.

This walk is around the famous Galata Tower and covers the area where you see many churches, synagogues, hospitals, bank buildings, ancient walls, and schools. Stories, myths, and legends are a bonus from your guide.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Istiklal Street and Galata

  • Lunch

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Istanbul City Center hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Maximum group size is 15 people.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Istanbul hotels and old city hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.