Popular Activities in Taksim Square
Our most recommended Taksim Square Activities
1. Istanbul: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
See all the sights of Istanbul on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Choose between flexible Classic and Premium tickets. Save money with a family ticket and take the kids to child-friendly sites such as the Dolphinarium or the Miniatürk model village, where Turkey’s most important monuments are recreated in miniature. You will have access to 2 routes. Buses come regularly and frequently on both routes. Informative recorded commentary is available in 8 different languages, including English, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Complimentary earphones are provided. Jump off at any of the stops on the Red Route and see architecture from the Byzantine and Ottoman eras. Cross the Bosphorus Bridge to Asia to see the Beylerbeyi Palace and watch all the activity of the Bosphorus Straits. Marvel at the old city wall of Constantinople and the Roman Aqueduct on the G...
Good and affordable way for first time visitors to see Istanbul. Relaxing. You can follow your own pace and get off and on buses at the different stops.
2. 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.
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!
4. İstanbul Culinary Walks: Pera by Night
Meet your guide in front of the Marmara Hotel in Taksim Square and get started on your tasting adventure right away with a wet burger! This 3-hour guided walk will give you the opportunity to learn about Turkish cuisine as you sample traditional foods along the way. Antiochia Cuisine of Civilizations presents you with samples of authentic Middle Eastern dishes. Enjoy the experience of a variety of different tastes as you wander through the heart of Istanbul. You’ll continue on through the Flower Passage and Nevizade, and explore the uncharted side streets of Pera. Taste kebab wraps at Dürümzade, made famous by chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain. Visit Hazzapoulo Passage for a Turkish coffee and a traditional fortune telling session. Stop at Megusta in Nevizade for meze (Turkish side dishes) and raki.
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What people are saying about Taksim Square
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.
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
хорошие автобусы, все понятно, остановки находишь быстро, но ожидание автобуса 1 час слишком долго
Excellent. Complete trip on asia Europe worth the money
Amazing experience. It worked wonderfully. Thanks GYG