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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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Gümüşsuyu, Tak-ı Zafer Cd. No:23, 344...
    Gümüşsuyu, Tak-ı Zafer Cd. No:23, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye
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    I will wait for you in front of the Marmara Hotel which is right opposite the Taksim Square.

  • 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

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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Laura 29 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Guru was serious, friendly and punctual. He wrote the night before you confirm our presence. The tour itself was good but a bit basic, we walked by the main street and he told some nice facts.
Martin 27 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Ömet was very funny and very informative. He gave us good information about area to see and tricks to negotiate in grand bazar
Kris... 26 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
The tour was very informative and interesting. We enjoyed it very much! Thank you!
Liza 24 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
It was really nice, we enjoyed the walking tour with Fatih a lot :)
Galina 02 Mar 2023
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Travelled in family - Mar 2023
The tour was one of the best experiences I had in Istanbul . The guide was professional, had a great English level , answered aaaaalll our questions and took the most wonderful pictures for us.
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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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