My excursion is not a boring lecture, but a live communication about the life of the townspeople. You will learn the most important things about the history and monuments of Istanbul, walk along the crowded Istiklal Street, look at the Topkapi Palace and mosques in the Old City. We will walk along the Beyoglu promenade, visit the local fair and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in a cozy cafe overlooking the Bosphorus. On this walk, you will see the city through the eyes of a local and discover the real, non-touristy Istanbul. Individual excursion for 1-3 people Duration 3 hours Children Without children How it goes On foot Rating 4.93 from 97 reviews € 119 per excursion Price for 1-3 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Colorful Beyoglu You will learn about the history of the area considered to be the heart of Istanbul. In its buildings, passages and alleys, see the architectural signature of different eras. Walk along the famous Istiklal streetwhere life never stops. Expensive restaurants and cheap eateries, temples of all denominations and nightclubs coexist here. The legendary red tram, one of the symbols of our city, will pass by. We will examine Galata tower and let's talk about the Russian emigration, who had a hand in the construction of the Shishkhane district
Must-see places In the Old Town, you will see a unique Blue mosque with six minarets, built by a student of the great architect Sinan. We will explore the Muslim and at the same time Christian landmark of Istanbul - Hagia Sophia … Let's take a walk in Gulhane park, where Roksolana, the wife of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, once rested. I will tell you about the palace of the Turkish sultans Topkapi and about the order in his harem
In the Ortakoy area We will admire Bosphorus strait and the famous bridge connecting the European and Asian parts of Istanbul. You will see Maiden tower and hear different versions of her legend. I will show a local fair where you can buy souvenirs and taste Turkish sweets at "non-tourist" prices. And after the walk, I propose to relax in a cafe, drink real Turkish tea or coffee, or, if you wish, try the local hookah
I will reveal all the secrets I will show you what Turks live today, how they rest after work, what they do in their free time. I will tell you where it is better to buy souvenirs, I will reveal the addresses of the most atmospheric historical cafes and excellent restaurants. I will share life hacks for tourists and explain where and how it is profitable to purchase a museum card, which will facilitate visiting historical sites and museums.
Who is the excursion for?
Travelers who want to make their first acquaintance with Istanbul bright, deep and memorable.
How the excursion goes
- We don't visit museums
- Together we can adjust the route and add places that you would like to visit (taking into account the allotted time)
What is included in the price and what is not
- Refreshing drinks, tea and coffee are included in the price
- Souvenirs, sweets and hookah are optional and paid additionally
The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering the excursion.