Istanbul two continents and backstreets private STEP walking tour
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Istanbul two continents and backstreets private STEP walking tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Please see the calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 3 hours to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover local markets, bazaars, and backstreets of Istanbul
  • Gain an overview of Turkish history, culture, and the unique architecture of the city
  • See Istanbul off the beaten path from a local's perspective
What to expect

Immerse yourselves in the atmosphere of Istanbul, discovering all its hidden treasures including local markets, bazaars, and backstreets and seeing it from a true local’s perspective! This experience is part of STEP, a selection of walking tours designed as a way to discover a destination in more depth, finding hidden gems, meeting the locals and exploring off the beaten path.

On the day of the tour, you will meet your local guide at the chosen time by the Beyazid Grand Bazaar Tram Station security kiosk, unless you have opted for a pick-up service. Together with your guide, you’ll walk around Beyazid Square where the old Ottoman book bazaar of Istanbul is located. Listen to stories about Turkish history and learn as your guide tells you about the culture and unique architecture of Istanbul. You’ll then walk down to the Tahtakale, a popular shopping area, until you reach the 16th-century Rüstem Pasha Mosque. Marvel at the grandeur of the Mosque which was designed by the Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for the grand vizier Rustem Pasha, and is famous for its Iznik tiles.

There will be a short ferry ride to Kadikoy, a largely residential area in the Asian side of Istanbul. Here you will get to see how the local people live and visit Kadikoy's famous fish market. Following your walk and a quick coffee break at a Turkish coffee stop, you will be taken back to the Kadikoy ferry station where the tour will end.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Staff have their temperatures checked regularly
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  • Staff are regularly tested for COVID-19
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  • What's included
    • 3 to 4-hour walking tour
    • Friendly local guide
    • Food tasting
    • Public transportation tickets
    • Entrance to the Rüstem Pasha Mosque
    • Guided walking tour
    • Private tour
    • Afternoon tea
    What's not included
    • Drop-off
    • Alcoholic drinks (can be purchased on site)
    • Food
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 0-12): free of charge
    Where

    Beyazıt, Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

    Meeting point:

    Meeting point: You can meet your guide at the Beyazıd Grand Bazaar Tram station security kiosk.

    Pick-up service: Your tour guide can meet you at your hotel reception, Istanbul cruise port, or holiday rental.

    What to remember
    • This walking tour allows you to explore the city from a local perspective and in a sustainable way, remember that it involves a fair amount of walking
    • Walking distance: 4 km
    • This private tour is tailored individually according to your needs, you can request the guide to change the itinerary on the day of the tour
    • If you require pick-up service, please be sure to write down your pick-up address at check-out
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Off The Beaten Path Travel Agency
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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