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Superior Istanbul late afternoon & evening sites and awesome sunset! Private tour (also perfect escape from airport layover)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

52706


Categories

Other, Local Experience, Food and Wine

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

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!

Itinerary

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.

Transportation

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.

What’s Included

Other: The rate of 220$ includes airport or vicinity hotel pick up - drop off. The rest of the tour is walking tour with public transport ( street car, funicular, public ferry) 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.

What’s Extra

  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: 2-4 carparks according to the route we will decide, costing 3-4$ each like airport carpark are not included.
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.

A Recent Review of this tour

Oguz led us on a tremendous tour. He customized the tour so that we could see the sunset on the Bosphorus! His seeming effortless mastery of history, architecture, culinary and culture helped to bring Instanbul to life. We navigated so much of the city in just a few hours with ease. His quick wit and creativity made it fun as well. I'd recommended him hands down. The next time we are in Istanbul, he will be the first person I contact.
Matt Weathers

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