Karaköy, Tünel, Galata Tower, Pera Palas Hotel, Istiklal Street, Old Shopping Passage and Taksim Square..
Welcome to Istanbul new district.
The new district covers the area from Karaköy to Taksim Square, a few blocks up the hill. In Byzantium times, this area was inhabited by the commercial colonies of Geneose and Venetian settlers. In the late Ottoman era, it was also a residential area for non-Muslims, including Jews, Catholics, and Eastern Orthodox Christians. Today, this part of the city is dominated by the famous Galata Tower.
Taksim Square is the New District's transportation hub, connected to other parts of Istanbul by bus, Metro, funicular and "nostalgic tram".
Departure from the Hotel
Old Shopping Passage
Back to the Hotel
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at the hotel lobby
End location: I will drop you off to your hotel
Duration: 6 hours
Time of tour is flexible, up to 6 hours depending upon your flight time.
Walking tour and if we need that we can use public transportation.
My services as your personal tour guide and help with transportation to and from the cruise ship terminal and around the city.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Turkish Lira - Entrance fees, Lunch,etc.
You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals.
I am not a driver guide. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
Some museums in Istanbul, we are not allowed to enter exhibition halls, we explain and give free times to guests.
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I didn't want to part with Safiye so booked another full day to explore the new Europe side with her: Galata and Beyoglu, Museum of Innocence and the Galata Mawlavi House, Istiklal street and Taksim Square, and a Turkish fashion boutique crawl. Again, she tailored the itinerary to my interests adding her knowledge and suggestions as we went along. She is just SO GOOD professionally, with such impressive skills. I feel very fortunate to have met her and I hope to return.