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Free Tour Istanbul Down Town Taksim and Galata

  • Istanbul
  • Available in: English

About the tour

The aim of our free cultural tour is to show you the heart of the modern part of Istanbul: Taksim Square and the pedestrian avenue of Istiklal. It is an important commercial and tourist district well known for its temples, mosques, restaurants, bars, shops and markets.

Our professionals and passionate licensed tour guides will teach you the highlights of the city.


The cistern of Maksem

The Armenian Catholic Church

The Greek Orthodox Church

The Greek school

The Armenian school

The Aga Mosque

The Ottoman restaurant Hacı Abdullah

The passage of flowers

The fish market

The hotel Pera

The school of dervishes

The Galata tower and much more

We can do tours in 2 languages

Meeting point
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How to find me: El paraguas Azul En frente de La Escultura de la República
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Tour schedule


What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €5, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (67)



26 days ago

El gurú no asistió al tour. Lo llame y me dijo que había avisado, pero a mí no me avisó.



1 month ago

The tour didn’t happen



2 months ago

The tour was okay. They gave some tips and recommendations to get a better experience and avoid a lot of other tourists. But I think it's better to separate English and Spanish visitors. Though they translated everything, but it takes a lot of time.



2 months ago



2 months ago

Don't book! They cancelled the tour of the Old Town, so we booked the New Town tour. We raced over there to find noone! We called and they said the tour guide was sick, I asked if two guides were sick, as both tours due to depart at the same time were cancelled. They claimed to not understand me over the phone. Very unprofessional and not very polite. Disappointing.



2 months ago

Booked tour of new Town on the morning of the tour as we received a notification that the tour of the old town with the same company for that day had been cancelled. Giving them the benefit of the doubt, we rushed across to the new town. When the tour guide didn't arrive, we called the office. Apparently this tour had since been last minute. We questioned why two separate tours had been cancelled and apparently both guides were sick. The company are very unprofessional and disrespectful.

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