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!