From Galata Tower to Taksim square - Highlights of the European part of the city

Cultural & Theme Tours in Istanbul

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The area north of Golden horn has allways been the European center of the historical Constantinople. As this part of the city grew from a small Genuese colony to nearly an individual city, where mostly the non-muslim population of the city, European traders and diplomats were concentrated, gained it also in importance, becaming eventually the center of the modern Istanbul. The historical, cultural and architectural heritage in this part of the city is multi-faceted and diverse, the histories to tell are many and centers of the social life in Istanbul around Istiklal street are awaiting their discovery. A guided tour to this area is definetely worth for the visitor of the city , who'd like to learn about the connection of the past and present of Istanbul, and those have a deeper insight about the history of the city and current life in it.
Hotel pick-upWalk through the Genuese, Jewish and European heritage buildings and structures to the Galata Tower.Walking through the lively streets of galata and Istiklal to the Pera Palace hotel, the first and most famous historical hotel in Istanbul, where Agatha Christi, one of the countless renowned guests of the hotel, wrote the Orient Express.A coffee break within the charming Atmosphere of Pera Palace Hotel, which keeps its elegant 19th century decoration entirely.Discovery of the events and architectural heritage from the last era of Ottoman Empire.Discovery of the Hip streets, nightlife centers, art scene, antique delealers and Art Nouveau architecture quarters around Istiklal street and histories about their past and present.Discovery of the interesting passages, basaars, and shopping places with local prices as well sugestions for eating out in this area. 

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Entrance fee for the Galata tower(For those who wish to climb to its panoramaterrace)
  • Food and drinks