Taksim Free Tour

Explore the most elegant and modern side of Istanbul and discover its most emblematic places with this tour of the Taksim neighborhood. What's more, it's FREE!

Tram on Istiklal Street
View from Taksim Square
The famous 'Flower Passage'
Galata Tower
Church of St. Anthony of Padua
The Blue Mosque
The fish market

Taksim Free Tour

At 10:30 am, we'll meet at the Republic Monument in the center of Taksim Square, the heart of modern Istanbul. Once we've met our guide, they'll tell us about the history surrounding the monument, the founding of Turkey as a Republic and the figure of Atatürk.

Together with our English-speaking guide, we will walk down Istiklal Street, one of the main commercial arteries of the city, while admiring some of the most important monuments in the area. You'll see sites like the Cistern of Maksem, the Armenian Catholic Church, the Greek Orthodox Church, the elegant Çiçek Pasajı ('Flower Passage' in Turkish) and the Galatasaray Lyceum, one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in the country.

Our free tour of the most modern part of Istanbul will also take us to some places where tradition is exemplified at its best, such as the fish market or the school of dervishes, which houses a Muslim religious order of great influence in Turkey.

We will end our tour in the vicinity of the huge Galata Tower, an important symbol of Istanbul since its construction in the 14th century. Around 1 pm, the free tour will come to an end.

Groups

  • Our free tour does not accept reservations for more than 6 people. If you are a larger group, you must book a private tour of Istanbul.
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult. The maximum allowed is three minors per adult.
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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 15 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

Included

English speaking guide

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

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Pet-friendly?

Permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free!

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Republic Monument