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  • Istanbul: City Transport Card for Bus, Metro, Tram & Ferries

    1. Istanbul: City Transport Card for Bus, Metro, Tram & Ferries

    Experience Istanbul stress-free with a pre-charged travel card for public transport networks throughout the city. Travel on the metro, trams, buses, and ferries to experience the city like a local. Using your ticket is easy: simply swipe it at the entrance machines at each station of tram, metro, or public ferry boat. Your ticket will be validated upon each use and can be used for 5 or 10 rides depending on the option you book. Your card will be delivered before your arrival at your hotel located in the Sultanahmet or Taksim areas. After booking, the local partner will send you a separate email with a city map and an e-booklet with discounts for attractions and activities in Istanbul.

  • Full-Day Troy Tour From Istanbul

    2. Full-Day Troy Tour From Istanbul

    Travel back to the days of the Trojan War and such legends of ancient history as Helen of Troy, Achilles, and Homer on a full-day tour of “Truva” (the historic city of Troy). Depart Istanbul early in the morning (06:00-06:30) from convenient meeting points in Taksim, Beşiktaş, Beyoğlu, Şişli, Ortaköy and Bebek. Hotel pick-ups are available from Sultanahmet, Beyazıd, Sirkeci, Laleli and Aksaray. Transfer to Ataturk Airport for any last pick-ups from airport area hotels. Then transfer to Troy. Enjoy a buffet breakfast as you cruise through the narrow straits of the Dardanelles.  Upon arrival, lunch will be served at a restaurant with stunning views of the Dardanelles as you dine. At 12.45, depart for Troy, and see the replica of the Trojan Horse from the movie “Troy” at the entrance to the legendary city. Gaze on the remains of city walls that date back more than 3,000 years, and learn ...

    Very informative, wonderful guide, excellent English, the tour was a great time in spite of really unfavorable weather. Highly recommend.

  • Istanbul: Madame Tussauds Entrance Ticket

    3. Istanbul: Madame Tussauds Entrance Ticket

    Meet world famous celebrities and cultural heroes cast in wax with an entrance ticket to Madame Tussauds in the historic city center of Istanbul. Explore the famous visitor attraction at your own pace and take memorable selfies with legendary athletes and singers.  See historical and cultural heroes from the history of Turkey, along with current celebrities from the arts, sport and politics. Stroll around the 2,000-square-meter venue set within the Grand Pera project on Istiklal Street at leisure and discover interactive environments across 6 distinct zones. Have fun spotting famous people and end with a special party finale!

  • Istanbul: Galata Guided Walking Tour and Tower Entry

    4. Istanbul: Galata Guided Walking Tour and Tower Entry

    The tour starts right in front of the Galata Tower. Your guide will introduce the area and the tower as you head toward the elevators together. Once you reach the upper part of the tower, prepare for the best panoramic view of Istanbul from the balconies. Look out over glorious monuments like the Hagia Sophia Museum, Suleymaniye Mosque, and the Topkapi Palace, as well as the unique geography of Istanbul around the Bosphorus. After your free time on the balconies, your tour continues with the centuries-old streets of Galata. The walking tour will take you downhill to the seaside. From there, hop on one of the oldest subways in the world for five minutes to see the famous Istiklal Street. Galata and Pera are home to the living memory of different cultures, nationalities, and religions. On the way there, pass various temples and buildings of many architectural styles, and hear stories abou...

    Bahar is a great guide and she has a lot to tell. A very nice tour and a great view from the Galata Tower.

  • Istanbul: Beyoğlu District Half-Day Walking Tour

    5. Istanbul: Beyoğlu District Half-Day Walking Tour

    Your tour will begin in Taksim Square, the heart of Istanbul and home to one of the oldest metro lines in the world. Marvel at the grand hotels and historic monuments. You will then continue to Istiklal Street, an elegant and vibrant pedestrian zone, filled with shops, cafes and historic buildings. See the grand European embassies, churches and mosques on this nearly two mile avenue. With your guide, explore some of the small side streets filled with bookstores, galleries and pubs. Sit down at one of the many cafés and enjoy a traditional Turkish coffee. The Beyoğlu District Walking Tour will ensure you learn about Istanbul's European influence while giving you a chance to explore one of the cities most beautiful districts

  • Istanbul: Old City Half-Day Bike Tour

    6. Istanbul: Old City Half-Day Bike Tour

    Explore Istanbul by bike and see some of the most beautiful sights of the city while burning off some calories. You will ride your bike through palaces, mosques, churches, parks, and the most characteristic districts of historic Istanbul, and including Eminönü. Depart from Balat, ride to Eminönü and admire the Galata Bridge, New Mosque, and Spice Bazaar. Look across the Golden Horn to the district of Beyoglu. Ride along the waterfront to Gülhane Park, an oasis of peace extending over the slope of Topkapı Palace. Leaving the park, catch a glimpse of the former gate of the Grand Vizier's residence. Take a short ride to Sultanahmet Park and see the city’s iconic St. Sophia and Blue Mosque. Run the full lap of the Hippodrome, just like the Roman horse-chariots used to, and admire the obelisks that dominate the street. Pass through its imposing gates of Topkapı Palace, the magnificent reside...

  • Istanbul: Contemporary Art Walk

    7. Istanbul: Contemporary Art Walk

    Get off the usual museum trail and explore the exciting contemporary art scene of Istanbul. The 4-hour morning walking tour takes you to some of the cutting-edge galleries of the Tophane and Karaköy neighborhoods, and ends at the 1st museum to organize modern art exhibitions in the city. Your guide will describe how the contemporary art world is changing rapidly as a result of the political and economic shift towards the East. Istanbul straddles 2 continents and is often considered one of the leading cultural hot spots of Europe. But the galleries you will visit exhibit art by exciting artists from Turkey and beyond. Starting at Galtasaray High School, you will walk along Istiklal Street to visit some of the city’s leading art institutions. Continue through the narrow streets of Beyoğlu, before discovering the hidden galleries of Tophane and Karaköy.

    Charming, informative, well planned your! We had fun talking about and looking at art.

  • Istanbul: Orient Express Trail Walk

    8. Istanbul: Orient Express Trail Walk

    Imagine arriving in Constantinople by train traveling with the Wagon-Lits Company. Your tour into the nostalgia of the 19th century begins at the rail station where the Orient Express arrived in Istanbul. Your 3-hour guided walk (available on Tuesdays) will take you past old shops, markets, mosques, and churches, as your guide tells you stories about the train journey that began in Paris and inspired Agatha Christie to write her famous mystery, Murder on the Orient Express. The tour continues with a short Golden Horn boat ride and a short journey on The Tunnel, the oldest subway in the world. Finish off with a walking tour in the streets of Galata and Beyoglu.

  • Istanbul: Food Tour around Galata and Karakoy Neighborhoods

    9. Istanbul: Food Tour around Galata and Karakoy Neighborhoods

    Meet your local expert guide in Karakoy Port for a culinary adventure in Istanbul. Learn all the rich history of Turkey's world-famous cuisine simultaneously with your ears and taste buds. Sample all kinds of street food, from superb Turkish pastries, doner kebab and authentic baklava, to the fishmongers' best and grill joints. Finally, treat yourselves to some authentic Turkish coffee. Start your walking tour on a route leading up the hill to the Galata Tower area and famous Beyoglu. Explore the cobbled streets, historic alleyways, and vibrant food culture. Learn about the area's stunning architecture inspired by Europe and compare it with oriental Sultanahmet. As you visit traditional food stores try delicious treats, such as olives and cheese. There will be plenty of other food sampled along the way as well, such as: desserts, Turkish delight, simit, Turkish tea, mezes, , delicates...

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What people are saying about Beyoglu

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Ideal if you live in an area where you can also have it delivered to the hotel. This card quickly becomes essential because Istanbul is built on 7 hills and even two stations can be enough to spare. Quite complicated bus system (there are a lot of them), the tram is excellent and very practical like the metro. Note that the price differs according to the mode of transport and that in addition you must repay for each connection. Tramway in extension works. The whole system is very clean, very safe, very efficient. Once the credit has been used up, the card can be recharged with tickets at metro or tram stations in particular.

All was very good! They picked us up at the indicated time, the very friendly driver, they had a guide in Spanish and English, it was super good because at the time of booking, I forgot to change the English language to Spanish, ask the guide if I could change to Spanish and he said yes. I liked Troy, more than anything, its history. It is small but very interesting.

Delivered to my hotel in an envelope in my name with directions to validate the card with the code hes on the internet. Easy and fast and the card is already credited. What more ! Thank you

Bahar is a great guide and she has a lot to tell. A very nice tour and a great view from the Galata Tower.

Charming, informative, well planned your! We had fun talking about and looking at art.