Free Tour from the Taksim Square to the Galata Bridge

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: iwalk
Quality Verified Registered on August 30, 2021

We are licensed professional tour guides in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Polish languages. We love the unique historical richness of our city of Istanbul. In our tours, we mostly give you a lot of information about the history, culture, and contemporary states of the objects we visit. You can always write to us about any special things you need during your visit in Istanbul. It could be about any how-to questions.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

My tour begins from the heart of the city called Taksim Square and ends in the Galata Bridge.
We start by walking from Taksim Square heading to İstiklâl Street towards Galata district. On the way, we see several historical churches, mosques and synagogues.
We enjoy the great view of the Galata Tower from outside. Then we see some historical buildings from Ottoman times and the Italian Genoese era and visit the Arab Mosque which was built centuries before Istanbul was conquered by the Turks. Finally, we finish the tour at one end of the Galata Bridge in Karaköy with a great view of the Suleymaniye Mosque ahead of us. 

  • Taksim Square
  • İstiklâl Street
  • Galata district
  • Arab Mosque
  • Galata Bankers Street
  • Galata Bridge
  • St Antuan Church (outside)
  • Neve Shalom Synagogue (outside)
  • Kamondo Stairs

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  • Meeting point:
    Gümüşsuyu Mahallesi, Gümüşsuyu, Osman...
    Gümüşsuyu Mahallesi, Gümüşsuyu, Osmanlı Sk. 1/B, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
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    I will wait for you in front of the Marmara Hotel which is right opposite the Taksim Square.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Cris... 29 Jan 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Our guide was very good, he exceeded our expectations, he told us about history, we visited monuments, he helped us use public transport and we got many valuable tips and information for our stay in Istanbul. It was a tour that we enjoyed a lot.
Abi ... 28 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Loved this tour! Fun and informative, had loads of opportunity to ask questions. Onder was also very helpful before hand answering my questions on app and WhatsApp
Nikita 26 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Onder was very knowledgeable and very sweet guide… He shared all information also gave me tips and recommendations… Mist to walk with him… He is fantastic
Pooja 15 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Tunahan was a great guide, very knowledgeable
Javier 02 Jan 2023

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Travelled in family - Jan 2023
Very interesting tour, highly recomended!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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