ISTANBUL'S ART AND CULTURE
9:00am - 5:00pm
Min.2 – Max. 16
- Taksim Square
- Pera Palace Museum and coffee Shop
- Asmali Mescid
- Local Tastes
- Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
All the entrance fees to the sites
Assistance of a local guides
Treats to experience different tastes
Transport (public ferries, taxi, tram or private A/C van depending on number)
This Tour starts at 09.00 and finishes around 16.00
You will be met by your guide at 09.00 at your hotel. Together we head to Taksim Square and Istiklal Street, where we will explore this fascinating district which not only contains the premier nightlife of Istanbul, but is also an open museum of beautiful 19th century architecture. Along with its art galleries and small folk music cafes, it is the cultural center of the city as well.
After doing some pleasant detours, we will arrive at the Pera Palace Museum to see Osman Hamdi’s (one of the greatest painters of the Ottoman period) master work, ’The Turtle Instructor’. We will then enjoy a coffee break at Pera Palace Hotel.
From here we will head back to Istiklal Street to visit some of the well and lesser known art galleries (the galleries we will visit will be chosen according exhibitions and dates). We will enjoy a fabulous lunch at a restaurant serving Northern Turkey (Black Sea) dishes.
After the lunch we will take in some more art galleries before heading to Istanbul’s private museum of modern and contemporary art, the Istanbul Modern. This private museum embraces a global vision to collect, and exhibit fine examples of modern and contemporary art internationally as well as showcasing Turkey’s own talent. The Istanbul Modern is fast becoming an icon in the modern and contemporary art scene of Europe.
After we finish at Istanbul Modern we can rest at the museum café which has breathtaking Bosphorus views. You will arrive back at the hotel approximately 16:00 giving you time to rest up before further exploring Istanbul’s culinary and entertainment nightlife.
Before you go
- This is a walking tour so you will need comfortable shoes
- We will choose the art galleries depending on their exhibitions and your interests
- We will have chance to try different tastes at local places during this tour
- We can combine this tour with Istanbul By Night tour
Number of People
|9 People and more||Please ask for the best price|
- Gratuities to guide and driver
Any items not specifically mentioned as included