Free Tour Taksim and Galata

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FREE TOUR IN ISTANBUL: TAKSIM AND GALATA

Visit Taksim, the centre of world city Istanbul, the most picturesque and elegant neighborhood in the European part of this ancient city.  Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere and history of the city, walk through the streets, and experience the special features of this district, which combines tradition with modernity, making it unique and special. Then travel to Galata Tower, another place that will amaze you.

THIS 2.5 HOUR LONG TOUR COVERS:

Taksim Square

Taksim neighborhood (the modern part)

The Monument to the Republic

Maksem Cistern

Istiklal (Istiklal Pedestrian Street)

The Armenian Catholic Church

The Greek Orthodox Church

The Aga Mosque

The Passage of Las Flores

The Fish Market

The Galatasaray neighborhood

Saint Anthony of padua

The Galata neighborhood

The Galata Dervishes School

The Pera Hotel

The Galata Tower and much more …

  • We will meet and start the tour at Taksim Square near the Republic Monument (Cumhuriyet anıtı). Our Spanish-speaking guide will be waiting for you at 10:30 and the tour will start at this time. Our guide will explain you the history regarding the Ataturk Monument and how the Republic of Turkey was established.
  • We will continue our tour along one of the major streets of Istanbul, Istiklal Street, where you can find countless commercial sites, both traditional and modern, interconnected with ancient landmarks such as Armenian Catholic Church, the Greek Orthodox Church, bars, tram, shops, markets, famous Hacı Abdullah restaurant, mosques, the elegant Passage of Flowers or the Lyceum of Galatasaray, one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in the country.
  • Our free Taksim and Galata tour in Istanbul will also take you to places where traditions of Turkish culture flourish, for example, we will go to the fish market where freshly caught sea products are offered and sold to restaurants or small places for tasting. We will also visit the whirling dervishes school, a Muslim religious organization which is of great influence in Turkey. And we will end our tour through Galata’s majestic Tower, one of Istanbul’s most important symbols built in the 14th century.

COLLECTION DETAILS

For Free Tour Taksim and Free Tour Galata in Istanbul, we await you every day at 10:30 a.m, in Taksim Square next to the Republic Monument, with a red umbrella and/or red jacket.

The nearest metro stop: TAKSIM

TOUR PRICE

The Free Tour Taksim and Galata in Istanbul is a guided free tour, meaning you book at no cost. In the end, the guide expects a complimentary tip, depending on your satisfaction. Some people give  €10, and some€ 50; in the end, the amount is up to you.

Important Note: In order to ensure the best experience for all our guests, a group of more than 6 people will no longer be able to join our Free Tour of Taksim and Galata, If you are a group of more than 6 people, you should join a private tour to experience the best of Istanbul.

What is Included

  • Pick up at the meeting point
  • Official accredited Spanish-speaking guide
  • Professional guides fluent in English (optional)
  • Istanbul city map

What is Excluded

  • Tip for the guide
  • Tickets to all museums or monuments visited
  • Mobility or transportation
  • Food or drinks
  • Expenses not specified.

How can I sign up for the tour?

To participate in our free tour in Istanbul, you must sign up on our website and request a reservation. If for some reason you can’t do this, go to the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins. However, if you want a paid tour, you must also request your private guide via the Internet, provide the requested information or contact us directly using our contact numbers to plan your activity.

How do I make a reservation?

To book the free tour of Taksim and Galata in Istanbul, just enter the desired date and complete the FORM at the top of this page. Your reservation will be confirmed immediately.

Can the free tour be postponed due to weather conditions?

Our free tours in Istanbul are not put off, even in the rain or snow, if you can get to the meeting point, we will without a doubt.

Can I stay without doing the free tour if there are too many people?

For that reason, we always recommend making the reservation in advance. If there is a lot of demand for participants, we will put more reinforcement guides. We aim that all our participants can hear the explanations of the guide, but if we see that there is a lot of demand, the number of people who arrive on time will help us determine whether more people will be admitted for that day. We advise arriving at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance, that way, we can organize the group more appropriately.

What time should I go to the meeting point?

We advise arriving 15 minutes before the tour starts.

Are the tickets included in the free tour?

In this free tour we do not go inside of any monument, it is a walking tour being done outside.

What is the duration of the free tour of Taksim and Galata?

The tour takes approximately two and a half to three hours, depending on the size of the group and the weather condition.

Can I do join the free tours twice the same day?

In this specific case, we must inform you that the tours we offer in the different areas start at the same time, so you cannot take two tours in one day.

Are the tours accessible for people with reduced mobility?

In general, yes, there would be no drawbacks, but you should keep in mind that the effort will be greater in some places since the area is difficult to access. In any case, if you use a wheelchair or are having difficulty getting around, please contact us in advance by email to learn the details of the most difficult places accessible along the route.

Important Notice:

We are at your disposal with any questions or concerns you have. Contact us through our numbers or email to get the answers to all your queries and receive all the most detailed information about the service or tour you wish to purchase. You can also consult our frequently asked questions section to obtain quick information regarding your concerns.

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