High Calibre afternoon with insider experience of some blockbuster movie locations , inc. secrets of Bohemian district
Your chance to explore the hidden gems of Istanbul to remain unknown to the average visitor:
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Evening visual tour of Istanbul with a great introduction for the first timer, or the seasoned. Best way to grow your sense of Istanbul as a living city while paying homage to its renowned Ottoman, Roman, Byzantine monuments. Includes the Bohemian district with streets, buildings, and cafés talking their stories.
Charming cities of the world are even more so by sunset and evening time; the monuments well lit up stand out and the city even gets more impressive!
Best baklava sampling ever in your life is also available( and yes, I am aware that this sentence is a bit too strong, so the memory of this baklava would be :) ; best of middle eastern cuisine well hidden in side streets can also be included; all according to your interests! More to it, please read on!
This tour is just published, but turned into one of my most popular tours beloved by the participants with great expereince of Istanbul as a living city and visual experience of its heritage. Walk through the old town, take street car to Spice Market area, walk Galata Bridge, take the funicular to Galata Tower, walk Istiklal Street.
"Down the hill from Taksim Square in new Town, a young artist, painter, musician, a rookie is struggling (once upon a time, also your guide Oguz :) Some will disappear, some will succeed and go up the very same hill that's the famous bohemian district of Istanbul.
Down the hill in one of the houses, a love story took place, immortalized by the Nobel literature prize winner Orhan Pamuk, in his novel, "Museum of Innocence" . Yet, one of the houses of the lower part of the same hill is opened up as "The Museum of Innocence" with all the setting to the novel and the period items, lovable collectibles from 1970's Istanbul. " Oguz
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: your hotel, airport etc. to be clarified
End location: your hotel, airport etc. to be clarified
Duration: 5 hours
Winter tour dept needs to be adjusted not to miss the sunset.
This is a walking plus street car ( plus passenger ferry when it applies) tour. If you want a tour using a Sedan car or minibus which would minimize the amount of walking please contact me for a tour designed for your needs.
Walking tour with public transport when needed to increase the efficiency of the tour. Cost of public transit not included.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2 $ - We will visit a historical spice shop and try a number of herbs and spices and a herbal drink. We pay per person 2$ for this.
Airport pick up drop off , or airport area hotels pick up is subject to an add on fee, 30$ each way.
This tour can be extended into a full day for more sites, diversity and in depth coverage, contact me to book the full day version please.
Also least walking car transport version is available.
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Second tour with Oguz. He was great I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a very knowledgeable personable and organized guide in Turkey