A real traditional night in Istanbul! You will not see professional belly dancers nor folkloric dancers. No touristic places!
This is a real traditional night in Istanbul. You will not see professional belly dancers or folkloric dances. No touristic places but you will see much more than that!
I will take you where 'real people' go to dine in a 'Turkish Way'. You will see and have a chance to meet local people having fun with their friends.
For more of a description of what awaits you during this tour please see the Itinerary section of this tour.
Our colorful night tour starts at Taksim. Here is the square that everyone visits once during their stay in Istanbul. We will walk through most colorful Istiklal Avenue. Istiklal Street is the liveliest and the most colorful street of Istanbul. The street has been pedestrianized since 1988 and for over 150 years has been the center of the nightlife of the city. Hundreds of bars and clubs shake this downtown area in the evenings. During daylight, İstiklal is home to many historical embassy buildings, fancy hotels, apartment buildings, streets, theaters, restaurants, shops. Our tour begins in the heart of Istanbul - the Taksim Square. You will stroll on the exiting little side streets of Istiklal Street, sit in one of the intriguing coffee shops and talk with your guide, see the amazing Embassy buildings, visit Armenian and Romaic churches, ancient districts, impressive walkways and much more.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Centrally located Istanbul Hotels, City Port or Taksim Square.
End location: Centrally located Istanbul Hotels, City Port or Taksim Square.
Duration: 4 hours
To feel the real atmosphere of Istanbul only public transport (metro, tram, bus, ferry, boat) will be used for this tour.
- Professional guiding.
- Pick up & Drop off Services.
- Local taxes.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 TL - will likely cover a meal and transportation costs during the tour, also good idea to have some cash on hand for items or purchases of a personal nature.
- Personal expenses.
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Atakan does an amazing job with this tour. Walking down Istiklal street and side streets - seeing all the shops, restaurants, and clubs - was a fun, unique experience. He provided a lot of information about the history of Taksim Square, which helped me to understand the culture better. I highly recommend him!