From the Taksim Square to the Galata Bridge

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

We are licensed tour guides in several languages and we do thematic and boutique tours under an official (Tursab) tour agency in Istanbul. We tell the stories of our city. In our tours, we limit the number of walkers with max 15 participants to have more motivated & connected group tours. 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

Tour description

Welcome to Istanbul Dear Walkers!
In this tour while we are walking we will be able to talk the Turkish Local Culture and Turkish Cuisine Culture and the culture of non-muslim minorities of the area.

Our 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. 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. 

We keep the number of walkers between 7-12 in our tours.  


  • Taksim Square and Istiklal(Indepency Monument)
  • Taksim Mosque (inside if available)
  • İstiklâl Street
  • Nostalgic Tram and the 2nd oldest Funicular of the World
  • French, Greek, Dutch, Swedish and Russian Consulates
  • Galatasaray School
  • Yenikapı Dervish Lodge (outside)
  • Galata Tower
  • Galata Bankers Street
  • St Antuan Church (inside)
  • Neve Shalom Synagogue (outside)
  • Kamondo Stairs
  • Galata Old City Walls
  • View point on Golden Horn River and Galata Bridge

Plus we will be able to show(not tasting) famed food&drink points such as 'Wet Hamburger, San Sebastian Cheesecake, İçli Köfte, Strong Turkish Coffee etc'.

Please note that;

  • it is around 2,5 km of walking. 

  • at the end of the tour, you are expected to tip the guide minimum 10 Euros or 300 liras per person

  • For church and mosque visits modest clothing is highly advised. (Covering your shoulders&knees, and not wearing short shorts and sleeveless shirts)

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Gümüşsuyu, Tak-ı Zafer Cd. No:3, 3443...
    Gümüşsuyu, Tak-ı Zafer Cd. No:3, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye
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    I will wait for you outside the Starbucks Café.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Taksim Mosque
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Istiklal Street
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Taksim Square
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Saint Antuan Church
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Galata Tower
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Neva Shalom Synagogue
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Kamondo Stairs
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Galatasaray School
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Santa Maria Franciscan Church
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Galata Brigde

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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Claudia 30 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Il tour è stato molto interessante e la nostra guida molto professionale e coinvolgente e chiara nelle informazioni. Decisamente una bella esperienza.
Susana 29 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Me gustó mucho que el guía se preocupó de que todos supiéramos luego como volver y nos ayudó a comprar las tarjetas de transporte. También nos avisó sobre timos o abusos a turistas y esto está muy bien.
Soumya 27 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
He was thoroughly professional. Mostly everyone cancelled, and only 3 of us turned up. But he came, and he showed us around. Thank you so very much
Natalia 04 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
I really enjoyed the tour, it was interesting and informative. Thanks a lot, Ònder!
Adrian 31 Aug 2023
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Very polite and always looking for open questions, gave good tips regarding how to interact in the city
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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 5 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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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