Around 10:30 AM, you will be picked up from your hotel to begin your full-day tour. After the tour, you will then be transferred back to your hotel (we can always drop you at the town center) at about 2:00 PM.
Sites you'll see today:
* The Galata Bridge was the symbolic link between traditional "Istanbul proper" (imperial palace, the principal religious secular institutions of the empire) - and the districts of Galata and Beyoglu, where a large proportion of its inhabitants were non-Muslims (and where foreign merchants and diplomats lived and worked).
In this respect, the bridge bonded these two distinctive cultures. As Peyami Safa wrote in his novel, Fatih-Harbiye, an Istanbullu who went from Fatih to Harbiye (district close to Taksim Square), via Galata Bridge, set foot in a different civilization and a different culture. Apart from its place in fiction, the romantic appearance of the Galata Bridge has also made it the subject of countless paintings and engravings.
*The famed Beyoglu Tunel (Tunel) is a short, underground funicular, anchored by two stations connecting the quarters of Karakoy and Beyoglu.
Located at the northern shore of the Golden Horn, this underground railway tunnel goes uphill (from close to sea level) and is about 555-meters-long. Inaugurated on January 17, 1875, the much-beloved "Tünel" is the second-oldest subterranean urban rail line in the world only after the London Underground (1863), but is the first subterranean urban rail line in continental Europe.
* Taksim : Taksim Square/Taksim Meydani) is situated in the European part of Istanbul and, is a major shopping, tourist and leisure district famed for its restaurants, shops and hotels. It is regarded as the heart of modern Istanbul, with the central station of the Istanbul Metro network being located here.
Taksim Square is also the location of the Cumhuriyet Aniti (Monument of the Republic) which was crafted by the famous Italian sculptor Pietro Canonica and inaugurated in 1928. The monument commemorates the formation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923, following the Turkish War of Independence.
Price: 35 Euro per person - (contact us for early booking discounts)
* Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel
* Professional, English-speaking tour guides
All taxes and service charges