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Walking Pera Tour
 

Walking Pera Tour

After breakfast at the hotel we pick you up from your hotel by our coach and professional guide

  • Rate is per person in U$ Dollars

Includes:

  • Prices are based on Regular / Seat-In-Coach tours on Daily Departures
  • Prices are subject to change in accordance to seat availability
  • Prices are valid till 15-March-2017
  • Children Policy is 0-3 years : FOC , 4-11 years : Adult Price
  • Veg / Indian / Chinese / Thai  Meals are available for Private Tours only with supplement cost
  • Pick up times will be informed by Operation team upon arrival
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Half Day tours end in the city without return drop to the hotel

Exclude:

  • Tipping
  • Personal Expenses
Walking Pera Tour

Day 1

After breakfast at the hotel we pick you up from your hotel by our coach and professional guide

We will start from Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), where is the heart of Beyoglu, the more modern district of Istanbul built during the 19th century. Here is the most active street of Istanbul. The old "Grand rue de Pera" is now hosting hundreds of shops, cafes and restaurants and a perfect location for shoppers.

The street lays between Taksim Square till the Tunnel area. The street is pedestranized and only a historical tram is running from one end to another. Lift your head up in the street once in a while not to miss the historic buildings all around. The old buildings mostly host modern venues. You may be surprised to see a fancy venue in a very old and neglected building or in a backyard.

Cicek Pasaji is an arcade hosting Turkish cuisine restaurants, mainly for dinner and traditional drink “Raki” which is a strong booze (45% alcohol) with a dominant anise taste. It is diluted with water and drunk slowly, together with cheese, melon, appetizers (meze), etc. You can enjoy street musicians during your meal.

St. Antoine Cathedral, is the largest cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul. The original cathedral was built in 1725 by the local Italian community of Istanbul, but was later demolished and replaced with the current building which was built between 1906 and 1912 in the Venetian Neo-Gothic style. The cathedral is run by Italian priests.

Asmalimescit is a bohemian region with cafés, restaurants and art galleries on the streets. Generally preferred by artists and intellectuals. You can find all kinds of cuisines (Italian, Far East, American, etc.) along with Turkish cuisine.

Galata Tower is a 650 year old, 67 meter tall tower. It has a fabulous view of Golden Horn, Historic Peninsula and Bosphorus. The tower is open to public, so you can enjoy the view from the top (there are elevators). There is also a restaurant, café and a nightclub on its upper floors where special Turkish and oriental shows are held.

Tunnel was built by originally conceived by the French engineer Eugène-Henri Gavand in 1867 , Istanbul's Tunnel underground train allowed European diplomats and businessmen to ride between their waterside offices in Galata and their hilltop residences in Pera , on steampowered, gas-lit cars in 90 seconds. It was only the third underground railway built in the world after London and New York by that time and today it is the world’s shortest underground system. This one-stop funicular climbs the steeply uphill for 500 meters from Karakoy to Tunnel Square at the southern end of Istiklal Street in the Beyoglu district. As there are only two stations, you won't get lost !

After breakfast at the hotel we pick you up from your hotel by our coach and professional guide

We will start from Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), where is the heart of Beyoglu, the more modern district of Istanbul built during the 19th century. Here is the most...more