Explore the most elegant and modern side of Istanbul and discover its most emblematic places with this tour of the Taksim neighborhood.
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.
- 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.
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.
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
2 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
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.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.
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No printing of documentation required.
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.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.