Best Walking Tours In Istanbul

Best Walking Tours In Istanbul

Best Walking Tours In Istanbul; the walking tour program at this page is scheduled as DAY 2. You can skip to DAY 1, here (Essential Sights Of Istanbul). Istanbul, as being the capital city of Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman Empire, is a very large city with countless historical and touristic attractions. To discover the city properly in a short time we recommend you to join in our intensive walking tours (two kinds of walking tours and a Bosphorus tour). Here’s our program for DAY 2, below;

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Best Walking Tours In Istanbul

DAY 2 – Pera, Asia Side & Gastronomy

Description of the tour

This tour includes both European and Asia Side of Istanbul, streching from Pera district to Uskudar and Kadikoy quarters. Apart from walking in moderate pace, we will also use means of transportation like ferry and metro which is more fun and time saving comparing to a private vehicle, because of the heavy traffic in the city. Regarding the characteristics of this excursion, it is full of culture, history, trendy and bohemian quarters, lively gathering spots, perfect spots for amazing photo shots and authentic tastes that it is not easy to find by a tourist.

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What we will see

  • Istiklal Street and Pera district
  • San Antuan Italian Church
  • Pera Palace Hotel of Agatha Christie
  • Second oldest metro line of the world
  • The Lodge of Mevlevi / Sufi (closed on Mondays)
  • Galata Tower
  • Galata Tunnel
  • Galata Bridge
  • Karakoy Quarter
  • Turkish Orthodox Patriarch
  • Bosphorus Bridge
  • Uskudar Quarter in Asia Side
  • Visiting Maiden’s Tower
  • Semsi Paşa Mosque of Mimar Sinan in Asia Side
  • Mihrimah Sultan Mosque of Mimar Sinan in Asia Side
  • Kadikoy quarter in Asia Side

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What we will experience

  • Discovering Pera’s hidden passages, churches, back streets, cosmopolite life,  antiquarins, boutiques, glamourus buildings from 19th century etc.
  • Visiting the Lodge of Sufi’s
  • Taking stunning pictures from top of the Genoise Galata Tower
  • Tasting the most delicious baklava in Istanbul
  •  Visiting a traditional “simit” bakery in a young & trendy area
  • Crossing from Europe to Asia Continent by ferry
  • Tasting various kinds of traditional foods at it’s best places, for the lunch
  • Visiting Maiden’s Tower for taking the best panoramic photoshots
  • Visiting Kadikoy district “the center of Asia Side” to observe the daily life of Turkish people, out of touristic routes. This is also one of the best districts to discover Turkish food.

istanbul gastronomic walking tour

Price & length of the tour

  • Adult – €85,00
  • Child (4-12 years old) – €50,00
  • Infant (0-3 years old) – Free
  • 8 hours approximately

Language of the tour

  • English

walking tour in the asia side of istanbul

What you need to know

  • This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems and requires “medium +”  walking ability (with some slopes and ladders)
  • It is recommended to wear appropriate footwear and comfortable clothing.
  • The Mevlevi Lodge is closed on Sundays, we can alter it with Underground Mosque from 12th Century.

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What is included in the price

  • Licenced local guide & professional guiding
  • Entrance tickets to the Lodge of Sufi’s
  • Entrance tickets to Galata Tower
  • Transportation and entrance to Maiden’s Tower
  • Tasting the best baklava in the city
  • R/T ferry tickets
  • Turkish tea with “simit” & cheese
  • Various kinds of authentic food to taste, as for the lunch
  • Transportation between Uskudar & Kadikoy districts

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What is not included in the price

All extras which is not mentioned in the above list.

Meeting point & departure

  • Meeting at Taksim Square at 10:00 a.m

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