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Discovering Taksim and Tasting Turkish Food - Free Walking Tour

Your guru: Yavuz
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  • İstanbul
  • Available in: English

About the guru Yavuz

Hi! My name is Yavuz. I was born and grew up in Istanbul. I'm a master student and basketball writer. I like meeting new people and communicating with them. I love exploring new places. Thus, I discovered the best places to eat and visit in Istanbul. Welcome to Istanbul!

Hi! My name is Yavuz. I was born and grew up in Istanbul. I'm a master student and basketball writer. I like meeting new people and communicating with them. I love exploring new places. Thus, I discovered the best places to eat and visit in Istanbul. Welcome to Istanbul!

About the tour

Taksim is a major tourist and leisure district famed for its boutiques, bookstores, art galleries, cinemas, theatres, churches, libraries, cafés, pubs, historical patisseries and restaurants. It is considered the heart of modern Istanbul. Istiklal Avenue and Galata Tower located in the Taksim.

Our tour will start at Taksim Square and continue on Istiklal Street. We will see many historical places on Istiklal Avenue and we will taste some Turkish street food. Our last stop will be the Galata Tower.

What will we see?

Republic Monument

Hagia Triada Greek Orthodox Church

Huseyin Aga Mosque

Çiçek Pasajı (Cité de Péra)

Balık Pazarı (The Fish Market)

Galatasaray High School

Aznavur Passage

Church of St. Anthony of Padua

Church of St. Mary Draperis

Galata Tower

What will we try?

-Tantuni

-Kokoreç

-Stuffed Mussels

-Pide

-Kazandibi

-Chicken Breast Dessert

-Turkish Coffee

This is a tip based free food tour, which means that you only pay for what you eat. If you eat all the foods on my list, it will cost around 90 TL = 15 Euro.

Meeting point
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How to find me: I'll be waiting for you in front of Taxim Hill Hotel
Tour duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Tour schedule

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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 €10, 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 12

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Aaron Revel

7 days ago

Great food. Top man. Not for lovers of history but those looking for hidden gems and culinary delights will be very satisfied.

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Anna

8 days ago

Warm and hospitable tour! Yavuz showed us a lot of local places to eat, where we tasted amazingly new to us traditional food Also, he gave us advice about everything we asked about) He perfectly combined history and tasty food in one tour! Thank you!

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Sue

9 days ago

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Maria

10 days ago

Amazing tour, very nice guy and extremely reliable. Even with the bad weather ( snow and cold) he did not cancelled.

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Ana María García

13 days ago

Excellent tour guide. Very professional and passionate. Thanks! :)

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Nil

16 days ago

Excellent tour for a blend of history of the new town and local food we wouldn't otherwise try.

4.8 (12 Ratings) Rate this tour