Istanbul off the Beaten Track


Istanbul off the Beaten Track

Level: Moderate (7 Hours)

By Public Transportation

Tour Highlights: 

– Beylerbeyi Palace
– Boat Trips
– Galata Tower

Our Rates:

1 pax €140
2 pax €80 per person
3-4 pax €60 per person
5-6 pax €50 per person
7-8 pax €40 per person

*Please ask our best rates for bigger groups

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All transportation Fees
Museum Tickets
Bosphorus Cruise tickets
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This is a walking tour with using the public transportation as trams, our dolmus (van cabs), bus, metro, tram or ferries. You’ll be picked from your hotel by your tour guide and walk through the local streets, bazaars and arrive to sea shore. After getting on the ferry and take the step to Asia side of town. You’ll take a dolmus for visiting Beylerbeyi Palace. Visit the summer palace of the Otoman sultans from 1864 which locates on the Bosphorus shore. Having lunch at a local cousine restaurants that usually Turkish locals go for lunch. Then taking panaromic pictures of the European side of town.

Then cross back to European side by the public ferry and see Besiktas district. It’s the new hub of town that the young university students live. See the local fish market then take a dolmus for Taksim square. Beyoglu district is very near to Taksim and walk on the famous Istiklal Street. You’ll see the evening cafes, restaurants, movie theatres on this street that locals haggle for long hours at night. Walking down the street through Beyoglu district and you can go for Galata Tower and take the best panaromic pictures of Istanbul where the first flying man called Hazerfan Ahmet Çelebi jumped down and flew about two miles over Bosphorus strait then he had a crash landing in Asia side but survived in 1632. Keep walking down and reach Galata Bridge and see the locals fishing from the bridge. Tour ends at your hotel.

P.S. All the transportation fees will be paid by your tour guide while the tour. Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays

  • 1 pax 140 €
  • 2 pax 80 € per person
  • 3-4 pax 60 € per person
  • 5-6 pax 50 € per person
  • 7-8 pax 40 € per person
  • Please ask our best rate for bigger groups

We don’t charge pre-payment for our tours. 

We don’t accept credit card payments. You must make the payment in cash to your tour guide when you meet.


You should wear comfortable walking shoes.

Need some Turkish currency with you for a local lunch in downtown.




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All tours are operated by VITRAY Travel Agency. A member of TURSAB with license number of 8657