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Our most recommended Taksim Square Tours

  • Istanbul: Bus and Boat City Tour

    1. Istanbul: Bus and Boat City Tour

    Discover the best of Istanbul with a combination package that includes a panoramic city tour and a boat tour from the Bosphorus. This ticket is valid for 1 day, during which you can join the tours as often as you’d like at the available times. You are free to join the tours on the same day within the ticket time limit. Istanbul Panoramic City Tour:On the 90-minute sightseeing tour, you will witness stunning panoramic views of the city as you pass Galata Bridge, where you can see the iconic Galata Tower and the majestic Dolmabahce Palace. During the tour, listen to fascinating stories from your live guide on Byzantine and Ottoman times when you pass by Taksim Square, Golden Horn, the Historical Peninsula, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and much more. Bosphorus Boat Tour:Sit back and relax as the 90-minute boat tour takes you to the Asian and European shores. Enjoy the beautiful skyline as y...

  • Private Flexible Tour Through Istanbul: Guide Only

    2. Private Flexible Tour Through Istanbul: Guide Only

    Hire a professional tour guide to take you where you want in Istanbul. During the full-day excursion you can discover Istanbul by visiting places from a sample itinerary, or choose your own route. Following a hotel pick-up at approximately 09:00, your guide, who will speak the language of your choice, will lead you through the city’s iconic districts to landmarks such as the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Hagia Sophia. Along the way they will provide you with interesting facts about the landmarks you visit. You can take a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus, the famous body of water that separates Europe from Asia. Soak up the bustling atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar and shop for some unique souvenir gifts, or take in the scents and colors of the Spice Bazaar. Explore some of the lesser known sights, such as the Little Hagia Sophia Mosque, Fethiye Mosque, and New Mosque. Or get right to...

    My tour guide Mevhibe was excellent, very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Had good tips to save us money.

  • Istanbul: Beyoğlu District Half-Day Walking Tour

    3. 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 Night Tasting Trail: Eat & Drink Like a Local

    4. Istanbul Night Tasting Trail: Eat & Drink Like a Local

    Take a ride on the world’s second-oldest funicular to the heart of Istanbul’s food scene on a 3.5-hour culinary tour. Wander through back streets and hidden lanes, feasting as you go. Your local guide will offer insight into the intricacies and traditions of Turkish food culture, and tell you about the origins and ingredients of Turkey’s most popular dishes. Start your food tour off with a taste of borek, a delicious flaky pastry filled with local cheese, potato, or meat. Wash it down with a cup of ayran, a yogurt drink that is considered by many to be the national beverage of Turkey. Next you’ll take part in a true local tradition. At the end of a long working day, many of the locals sit down for some drinks, tasty food, and good conversation with friends. Pull up a seat at a traditional meyhene (tavern) and join in, sampling meze accompanied by a glass of raki. Take a post-meze bre...

    Delightful tour, our guide Feyza was wonderfully energetic and quite knowledgeable. The food was interesting and delicious. I highly recommend this tour!

  • İstanbul Culinary Walks: Pera by Night

    5. 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

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 55 reviews

Outstanding

We were taken to the backstreets of local cuisine - it was a local food journey. This was an exceptional experience with a local that gave you everything that you could possibly want. His knowledge and experience was clearly demonstrated. It was absolutely fantastic and will be the first we book on our return. Our guide was sensational - thank you for the experience

Good visit but a bit expensive

Very interesting tour which allowed us to discover a little more about Turkish gastronomy. Our guide Tolga was very friendly and gave us additional information about the city. However, I found the price of the tour to be a bit expensive.

Mev was very professional and very helpful in our tour of the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market. She was the perfect guide. Pace was done to accommodate our group and she did the tour based on our interest

Delightful tour, our guide Feyza was wonderfully energetic and quite knowledgeable. The food was interesting and delicious. I highly recommend this tour!

My tour guide Mevhibe was excellent, very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Had good tips to save us money.