Taksim, Galata Tower and Dervish Lodge small group walking tour with a local guide
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Taksim, Galata Tower and Dervish Lodge small group walking tour with a local guide

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Follow a fun guide in the discovery of Istanbul's hidden gems
  • Find the most photogenic spots for the best Instagram stories
  • Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of a small group
What to expect

Discover the European heritage of Istanbul during this tour off the beaten track! Stroll through the most popular neighborhood and find hidden gems that most tourists usually miss. This experience is part of Iconic Insiders, a selection of tours designed for first-time visitors to uncover what matters and get oriented in a new city. Your destination insider is a licensed guide who will offer recommendations and highlight the most visually attractive places on the itinerary.

Meet your local guide at the exit of the second oldest metro in the world, Tunnel Square. From here, we will follow the footsteps of the Italian, Greek, Jewish, Austrian, Russian and German cosmopolitan cultures which once resided in these neighborhoods. Stroll along and discover famous sites such as the Galata Tower, Dervish Lodge and Tunnel Square. Marvel at the most colorful, European-style shopping street in Istanbul. Admire neoclassical and art nouveau architecture as you pass by old book shops and art galleries. Capture vibrant street art, the beauty of the fish market, consulate buildings from past centuries and stunning churches. Find the most photogenic spot of Istanbul and don't forget to post your photos on social media!

This tour ends at the Galata Tower which you can visit independently after the tour. Before wrapping up, your guide will give you valuable advice on how to explore Istanbul, insider tips about some must-see places and indications on where you can find the tastiest Turkish food in the city!

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Staff have their temperatures checked regularly
  • What's included
    • 2-hour small-group tour
    • Friendly local guide
    What's not included
    • Entrance fee to Galata Tower (around 5€ per person)
    • Entrance fee to the Dervish Museum (around 5€ per person)
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 4-11)
    • Infants (age 0-3): free admission

    Please note that there is no need to book a ticket for infants.

    Where

    Şahkulu, İETT Genel Md., 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

    Meeting point:

    Meet your destination insider at the exit of the Tunnel Square metro station 10 minutes before the start of the tour. Look for the red uniform with a sign of the Istanbul Welcome Card.

    What to remember
    • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
    • You will visit in a small group of up to 16 people. The small-group size gives you a personalized experience away from the crowds
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Istanbul Welcome Card
    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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