Taksim to Galata Tower via Istiklal Street

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

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome to Istanbul Dear Walkers!

Our tour begins from the heart of the city called Taksim Square and ends in the Galata Tower.
We start by walking from Taksim Square heading to İstiklâl Street towards Galata district. On the way, we see several religious buildings.
We enjoy the great view of the Galata Tower from outside. Then we see some historical buildings from Ottoman times.

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


  • Taksim Square and Cumhuriyet (Republic) Monument
  • Taksim Mosque (inside if available)
  • İstiklâl Street
  • Nostalgic Tram and the 2nd oldest Funicular of the World
  • French, Greek, Dutch, Swedish, British and Russian Consulates
  • Galatasaray School
  • Galata Dervish Lodge (outside)
  • Galata Tower (outside)
  • St Antony Catholic Church (inside)
  • Neve Shalom Synagogue (outside)

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 km of walking. 

  • at the end of the tour, you are expected to tip the guide minimum 10 Euros or 400 liras per person
  • The tour duration may vary depending on the guide and the number of participants. 
  • Smoking and consumption of alcohol are strictly prohibited during the tour.
  • 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, Taksim Cd. 2 B, 34437 Beyo...
    Gümüşsuyu, Taksim Cd. 2 B, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye
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    I will wait for you at the entrance gate of the Taksim Mosque.

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

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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Sarah 25 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
I was surprised that this was such an informative tour. It had particular points of interest that I liked, such as the churches and synagogues.
Luis 20 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
It was really nice… I learned a lot regarding these paces and Istanbul in general!!
Elsa 19 May 2024
Fort Lauderdale

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Good knowledge about Istanbul
Antony 19 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Our tour guide, Fatih, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We learned about religion, the evolution of the Taksim district, and about many local businesses. Some locations were closed for various reasons and Fatih adapted the tour to take a different route and see more places. I would recommend this tour, especially for younger people, to get to know this extremely lively neighborhood.
Kamila 20 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Rozhodně doporučuji tuto prohlídku, nejlépe hned první den pobytu! Průvodce byl naprosto skvělý, profesionál, ochotný, nápomocný a schopný odpovědět jakoukoliv naši otázku ať už z oblasti historie, jídla, architektury atp. Jeho výklad byl plynulý a srozumitelný a tudíž jsem mohla bez problémů překládat z angličtiny do českého jazyka bez přerušování průvodce, opakování výkladu nebo jeho návaznosti. Získali jsme spoustu informací nejenom o vzniku a historii jednotlivých památek, ale také informace o nynějším každodenním životě, turecké kultuře, tipy co ochutnat z místní turecké kuchyně, kde se dobře najíst či nakupovat za přijatelné ceny, co určitě nevynechat a navštívit atd. Byli jsme velmi spokojeni a moc jsme si tuto prohlídku užili! Moc děkujeme za úžasný zážitek!
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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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