Off the Beaten Path: Taksim to Galata Private Walking TourPrivate Tour

Step off the beaten tourist path and see some of Istanbul's most vibrant neighbourhoods, including Taksim, Galata, Beyoglu and Cihangir, as well as two of the best views in town!
Adults: 4 Children: 0

Things to know


3 hrs

Suitable for:

Adventurous, Couples, Culture Vulture, Family, Foodies, Friends, History Buffs, Intellectually Curious, Seniors

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.


- A soft drink and sweet per person with spectacular views over Cihangir and the Bosphorus
- A soft per person with spectacular views over the Galata tower, Haghia Sofia and Grand Bazaar. 

Other inclusions:

- Food & Drink (unless otherwise specified)
- Pick up and Drop off from the hotel 
- Gratuities ( optional) 
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you by the Republic Monument Taksim - Sehit Muhtar, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul

What makes this tour special

Explore the cultural heart of Istanbul for centuries on a walking tour, where East meets West, and where history meets modernity. On your private tour you will:

On your private walking tour of Istanbul, you will visit Istanbul’s cultural centre, which remains largely undiscovered by travellers. Enjoy a journey into the vibrant district of Beyoğlu,  where you will explore several of its neighbourhoods from Taksim to Galata. First, discover Taksim Square, one of the main centres in Istanbul, thronging with locals in cafes. Next, your private guide will help you discover CIhangir, where you will enjoy a respite, along with spectacular views of the Bosphorus. After, enjoy a walk through Çukurcuma, where antiquities and local treats abound. Enjoy meandering through the small streets of Istiklal, where you’ll discover hidden churches, passages, stalls, and taverns. Your tour finishes in the famed neighbourhood of Galata, the old Genoese quarter with its tower looming over the city. While in Galata, your guide will point you in the direction of great food and drink before departing. 

What you'll see

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Free cancellation

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Avoid the crowds

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Professional Guides

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QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
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QAm I able to book more than one tour?
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