Istanbul New City Tour
DOLMABAHCE PALACE,TAKSIM SQUARE,ISTIKLAL STREET,GALATA TOWER,GALATA BRIDGE
Start at Dolmabahce Palace:
Begin your tour at Dolmabahce Palace, an exquisite example of Ottoman architecture.
Explore the palace's opulent rooms, including the grand ceremonial halls and the Crystal Staircase.
Learn about the history of the palace and its significance in the Ottoman Empire.
Entry fee: Included in the tour price.
Visit Taksim Square:
Head to Taksim Square, one of Istanbul's major landmarks.
Admire the Republic Monument, which commemorates the foundation of the Turkish Republic.
Experience the vibrant atmosphere of the square, surrounded by shops, restaurants, and hotels.
Explore Istiklal Street:
Walk along Istiklal Street, a bustling pedestrian avenue full of shops, cafes, and historic buildings.
Marvel at the beautiful architecture and enjoy the lively ambiance.
Take your time to browse through boutiques, bookstores, and art galleries.
Take a break for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant along Istiklal Street.
Indulge in Turkish cuisine and try local dishes such as kebabs, mezes, or traditional street food.
Lunch: Included in the tour price.
Visit Galata Tower:
Head to Galata Tower, an iconic medieval stone tower.
Ascend to the tower's observation deck and enjoy panoramic views of Istanbul's skyline and the Bosphorus.
Learn about the tower's history and significance as a prominent landmark.
Cross Galata Bridge:
Walk across Galata Bridge, which connects the New City with the Old City.
Admire the views of the Golden Horn and the bustling activity of the fishermen on the bridge.
Experience the lively atmosphere of the area, with street vendors selling food and drinks.
Conclude the tour:
After crossing Galata Bridge, you can choose to end your tour or continue exploring the surrounding area.
Consider taking a Bosphorus cruise or visiting nearby attractions such as the Spice Bazaar or the Istanbul Modern Art Museum.