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Private Istanbul Guided Tours by Local Guides

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Europe and Asia Walk

This tour will take you to a number of places that are usually not visited by most tour groups. Firstly we will walk around Tahtakale, which is a popular shopping area for local people as they are able to buy almost anything at wholesale prices. Our next destination will be the Spice Market, otherwise known as the Egyptian Bazaar, where locals have been buying herbs and spices for hundreds of years. You will have some free time to explore the Spice Market by yourself before we visit Rustem Pasa Mosque. The Rustem Pasa Mosque which was built by the Ottomons and is famous for its Iznik tiles.

 

Then we will catch a ferry to Kadikoy, a large residential area on the Asian side of Istanbul. In Kadikoy you will get to see how the local people live and visit Kadikoy's famous fish market.

 

We will have lunch in Kadikoy and then board another local ferry back to the European side of İstanbul. The ferry will stop at Besiktas and from there we will walk to Kabatas, passing Dolmabace Palace, where Ataturk died in 1938. At Kabatas we will catch a finicular up to Taksim, also known as Pera and is one of the main centres of Istanbul. Walking down Istiklal Street, the main street in Taksim, you will feel like you are walking down a European Street, with many famous clothing shops, such as mango and topshop as well as a number of Starbucks and more than 3,000 street cafes, pubs and restaurants. Taksim is almost the best place to experience the nightlife of Istanbul.

 

Our walk will take us to Galata tower, one of the first towers built in the world and where you can see a 360 degree view of Istanbul from the top of the tower. We will then walk to Karakoy where we will cross the Galata Bridge, where you can see locals fishing and finish the tour in Eminonu.

 

From Eminonu it is easy to get back to your hotel, you can either catch a tram or take a walk.

 

 

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Included Services: 

* Private professional English speaking tour guide.

* All entrance fees to the sites.

* Public transportation.

* Pick up from the hotel.

* Drop off to the hotel.

 

 

 

 

Old city walk ...

You will be meet by your guide at 09.00am or 13.00pm at your hotel. We will start the tour at the Hippodrome, a center for sport activities and ceremonies and it is also famous for the chariot races during the Roman and the Byzantine era.

 

After the Hippodrome we will visit Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque is the second largest mosque in Istanbul and it was built during the Ottoman Period. It is  known for its blue Iznik tiles and being the only Ottoman mosque with 6 minarets.

 

After the Blue Mosque we will walk to the Grand Bazaar through the Divan Yolu Street, on the way you will have a chance to see Million stone, Tomb of Sultan Mahmud and ancient Ottoman cemetery, Cemberlitas (Burnt Column), The tour ends about 12.30 or 16:30 with a visit to Grand bazaar.

 

 

For more information: E-mail us  info@guidedistanbultour.com

Or use the form at our Contact Page

(We aim to reply all mails within 24 hours. )

 

Included Services: 

* Private professional English speaking tour guide.

* Pick up from the hotel.

* Drop off to the hotel.

 

 

Istanbul.... A city which is spread across Asia and Europe, separated by the Bosphorus and with a population of 17 million.It was the land for the Romans, Byzantiums and Ottomans.

All of them left something behind: churches, mosques, palaces and cisterns, etc.

 

However there is more to Istanbul then just its history. Istanbul is also a modern city with thousands of cafes and bars as well as many famous brand shops. So no matter what your interests are, there are plently of things to do and see in Istanbul.

 

Let us help you see the real Istanbul from a locals perspective. We have some suggested itineariries but never forget all of them can easily be changed according to your interests.

 

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