Highlights: Cercle D’Orient, British Consulate, French Consulate, St. Anthony Padua Church, Armenien&Greek&Catholic Churches, Galatasaray Highschool, Galata Tower (from outside), Kamondo Steps

İstiklal Street is the liveliest and the most colorful street of İstanbul. The street has been pedestrianized since 1988 and for over 150 years has been the center of the nightlife of the city. Hundreds of bars and clubs shake this downtown area in the evenings. During daylight, İstiklal is home to many historical embassy buildings, fancy hotels, apartment buildings, streets, theatres, restaurants, shops. Our tour begins in the heart of İstanbul - the Taksim Square- where you meet your guide. You will stroll on the exiting little side streets of İstiklal Street, sit in one of the intriguing coffee shops and talk with your guide, see the amazing Embassy buildings, visit Armenian and Romaic churches, ancient districts, impressive walkways and much more.

In the Byzantine period, the hillside - where Galata is today -was covered with orchards and was named Sykai (The Fig Orchard), or Peran en Sykais (The Fig Field on the Other Side), referring to the "other side" of the Golden Horn. It was in the Byzantine period that the area began to be called Galata and a fortress was built by Emperor Theodosius II. Galata was a Genoese colony from the 6th to 15th centuries. This walk is around the famous Galata Tower and covers the area, where we see many churches, synagogues, hospitals, bank buildings, ancient walls, schools. Stories, myths, and legends are a bonus from your guide.

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Programme

9:00 a.m. Departure from meeting point
9:30 a.m. Cercle D’Orient
10:00 a.m. British Consulate
10:30 a.m. French Consulate
11:00 a.m. St. Anthony Padua Church
11:30 a.m. Armenien&Greek&Catholic Churches
12:00 a.m. Galatasaray Highschool
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:30 p.m. Galata Tower (from outside)
3:30 p.m. Kamondo Steps
5:00 p.m. Return to Hotel

Information About the Tour

Minimum Number of People:
6  pax

Maximum Number of People:
15 pax

Pick Up and Drop Off:
Hotel
  What’s Included:    

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off/ All transportation
  • English speaking licenced & professional guiding
  • Lunch

What you need :

  • Comfortable walking shoes and clothing.
  • Raincoat according to weather conditions
  • Hat and sunglasses depending on sunny weather

Tour Price
Per Person: 162,00 € (VAT Included)

Tour Date
September 13

Tour Time
Departure: 9:00 a.m.
Return: 5:00 p.m.

for Detailed Information
ANTONINA TOURISM & ISTANBUL WALKS
Saim ATA | Operation Coordinator
Phone: +90 507 868 64 68
E-Mail: saima@antoninaturizm.com