The tour starts in old city, we visit spice market, walk around the spice market to see the truly turkish local stores where they sells heads, stomack and tongue of animals, cheese, fish, leeches that is used for medical treatment by locals. Then we will pass to the new city from old city via famous galata bridge where you can see tons of men fishing. Galata Bridge also has got beautiful view of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and golden horn to take a picture. We will do the Kodak-moments on galata bridge.
Then we do one and half hours bosphorus tour to see the asian side and europian side together. After we get off the public ferry we will walk to the galata tower, see the old jewish district, climb up the galata tower if you whish to take a Picture.
In the end we will walk to istiklal Street to Taksim square which is 2 km waking pedestranian road with only historical tram goes up and down. In istiklal Street there are lots of bars, cinemas, theater. All turkish people come to istiklal at night.
- Spice Market
- Galata Bridge
- İstiklal street
- Taksim Square
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: In your hotel lobby, cruise ship port or any other suitable place for you. If you are coming with cruise ship acording to the ship name i would find out which terminal it would arrive and dock before you arrive and would wait for you in the passenger exit with your name signed on board.If you want me to meet you in airport i wait for you in the arrival exit with the board your name written on it. Of course i would check your flight number to see which terminal and what airport you will be landing. If you are staying in a private house or a long distance from the city centre then we would arrange the most central place according to your location. There are 4 different centres i can meet you if you stay around Sultanahmet, taksim area i come and pick you up from your hotel but if you are staying out side of those locations then i will meet one of the town centre depending on your location.
End location: I would leave you to your hotel, cruise ship port or airport. Where we meet in the morning
Duration: 6 hours
Depend of your arrival time or your plans starting time would be flexible
I believe the best way of seeing the city is by walking. We will walk the most part of the tourç Only bosphorus curise will be on the public ferry. The rest of the tour is by walking but some parts if you fell tired we can take the public transport. Chora Church is close every Wednesday
Local tour guide with official licence for 6 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 us dollar - We will take the public fery for bosphorus, the price of the public ferry is more or less 5 US dollar per person depend of the exchange rate of on that day you arive
-Public local ferry
- lunch in any kind or type you are planning
- Enterence fees to Galata Tower if you wish to enter ( 6 USA Dollar per person )
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or i can arrange for a separate car and driver
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This was 1 of 4 tours with Dilek all of which were wonderful. Dilek went way beyond the tour book synopsis for the historical sites. We four adults gained so much from her anecdotes and insights we felt like we really got to experience the insider view of Istanbul. The ladies quickly bonded and were smiling through the busy days. We opted for public transportation which was itself an experience but recommended if you have the stamina.