Private Night Tour of Istanbul

Private Night Tour of Istanbul

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      Istanbul, Turkey
      3 Hours
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      $ 253
      • Guided by a local, “insider” historian whose expertise is social history.
      • Featuring sites such as the Kamondo Staircase, Galata House (the old British jail), the Tower, port taverns, Genoese House, the Pera Palace, and other stunning examples of religious, Neo-Classical and Art Nouveau architecture.
      • Focusing on the ways in which a multicultural past resonates in the present day; specifically, the roles that commerce, crime, entertainment, and refuge have played in the development of these vibrant Istanbul districts!
      • Beginning with a stroll along the banks of the Bosporus and Golden Horn of Galata, discussing immigration through the sweep of Istanbul’s history.
      • Heading up the hill we’ll examine a range of religious architecture and the 19th century banking center. As dusk wanes, we’ll discuss the growth of Galata in light of economics.
      • The final leg takes us alongside the monumental Art Nouveau Frej Apartment (1906), then on to Mesrutiyet Caddesi and Asmali Mescit, streets which intersect at the famed Pera Palace. Both have been celebrated since the 19th century for their luxurious hotels and interesting taverns.
      • Concluding with recommendations for dinner at any of a number of mehanes (taverns) along Asmali Mescit or Sofyali Sokak.


      Meeting point

      Please meet your guide at Dersaadet Cafe, located under the Galata Bridge. (Galata Koprusu, in Turkish). The cafe is in the Karakoy neighborhood. Galata Bridge is the first bridge across the Golden Horn from the direction of the Bosphorus.

      Helpful hints

      As in many cities, keep your wallet or purse secured and leave the bling behind. In need of retail therapy after your tour? Your guide can advise you where to go in search of that "must have" souvenir to take home. Be sure to have some local currency and a backpack for all your great buys.

      Getting around

      Plan to walk for approximately 2 miles at a gentle pace. This itinerary can be modified for your private group to accommodate wheelchairs and those with limited mobility. Let us know ahead of time at

      Activity type

      Walking Tour, Cultural, Night Life, Private Tour

      Transportation used

      Public transportation may be used from time to time. Have local currency available for tickets. Your tour may involve walking only.

      Included amenities

      Ph.D. or MA-level scholar guide. Entrance fees, meals, and/or transportation are not included.

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      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Special Medical Restriction

      If you use a folding wheelchair, we'll do our best to accommodate you with at least 7 days� advanced notice, providing you have someone along to assist you. Email us at Accessibility at all venues cannot be guaranteed.

      Special comments

      Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our guide, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the guide.

      Choose your date and time very carefully. Only a portion of this tour is refundable from the time of booking; within 72 hours of operation, it is fully non-refundable.


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      Istanbul, Turkey
      Istanbul, Turkey
      Istanbul, Turkey
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring photo ID
      Bring money
      Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Sunglasses
      Wear Hat

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