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Beyoglu Istiklal Street & Galata Genoese Walking Group Tour

Discover the two most contrasting faces of Istanbul on this double tour, first to the trendy nightlife centre Istiklal Street, and later to the wonderful ancient ruins of Galata, a former Genoese colony that supervises the beautiful Golden Horn.

Discover the two most contrasting faces of Istanbul on this double tour, first to the trendy nightlife centre Istiklal Street, and later to the wonderful ancient ruins of Galata, a former Genoese colony that supervises the beautiful Golden Horn.

Meet up with your knowledgeable guide in the very heart of Istanbul, Taksim Square, from where he will take you to the hippest street in town. Istiklal has been the go-to place for parties and nightlife in Istanbul for more than 150 years. Tourists, locals and even diplomats mix and mingle in the areas many restaurants, shops, hotels and theatres. Explore the exciting side streets of Istiklal and enjoy a leisurely break at one of the most intriguing coffee shops around. Your guide will show you the district's most amazing constructions such as the Armenian and Catholic churches, the very old quarters and the breath-taking walkways.

The second part of your tour leaves the present behind and takes you way back to the times of the Byzantine Empire. The hillside where we now find Galata was originally a large orchard known as Peran en Sykais, the Fig Field on the Other Side, meaning on the other side of the Golden Horn, one of the most beautiful rivers in Turkey. With the rise of the Byzantine Empire, it became Galata when the emperor Theodosius II constructed a huge fortress upon it. Visit the iconic Galata Tower and the many ancient buildings that date back to the Roman period. A huge change from the hectic modern-day life at Istiklal.

Highlights

  •  Discover the trendy nightlife centre Istiklal Street
  •  Experience the wonderful ancient ruins of Galata
  •  Explore the exciting side streets of Istiklal
  •  Enjoy a leisurely break at one of the most intriguing coffee shops
  •  See the Armenian and Catholic churches
  •  Visit Golden Horn, one of the most beautiful rivers in Turkey
  •  Visit the iconic Galata Tower and the many ancient buildings

Details

Confirmation
48 Hours
Duration
Full Day
Transport
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Voucher Type
E-Voucher
Amendment
Refer to T&Cs
Refund
Refer to T&Cs

Operating Hours

Tour Start Time: 08:00hrs

What You Get

Includes

  •  Meal
  •  Tickets
  •  Transport
  •  Guide

Additional Information

  • What to bring: The voucher and valid photo ID.
  • Infants 0-2 years carried free of charge.
  • Child Price: 3-7 years
  • Pick-up Service is available only in a hotel located in Sultanahmet, Aksaray, Sirkeci, Beyazt and Taksim areas. Outside these areas pick-up service is unavailable.
  • Pick-up will be at hotel's main entrance, lobby or reception. Please be ready 15 minutes before pick up. After the tour, you will be dropped back at the hotels.

How To Use 

  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher for this activity
  • This voucher is only valid on the date and time specified
How To Buy 
  • After purchase, kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg:
    • Name of Hotel

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$237.00
$224.00
Age: 8 & above
Child
$166.00
$157.00
Age: 3-7 years

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