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Istanbul: Madame Tussauds Entrance Ticket

1. Istanbul: Madame Tussauds Entrance Ticket

Meet world famous celebrities and cultural heroes cast in wax with an entrance ticket to Madame Tussauds in the historic city center of Istanbul. Explore the famous visitor attraction at your own pace and take memorable selfies with legendary athletes and singers.  See historical and cultural heroes from the history of Turkey, along with current celebrities from the arts, sport and politics. Stroll around the 2,000-square-meter venue set within the Grand Pera project on Istiklal Street at leisure and discover interactive environments across 6 distinct zones. Have fun spotting famous people and end with a special party finale!

Istanbul: Bus and Boat City Tour

2. Istanbul: Bus and Boat City Tour

Discover the best of Istanbul with a combination package that includes a panoramic city tour and a boat tour from the Bosphorus. This ticket is valid for 1 day, during which you can join the tours as often as you’d like at the available times. You are free to join the tours on the same day within the ticket time limit. Istanbul Panoramic City Tour:On the 90-minute sightseeing tour, you will witness stunning panoramic views of the city as you pass Galata Bridge, where you can see the iconic Galata Tower and the majestic Dolmabahce Palace. During the tour, listen to fascinating stories from your live guide on Byzantine and Ottoman times when you pass by Taksim Square, Golden Horn, the Historical Peninsula, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and much more. Bosphorus Boat Tour:Sit back and relax as the 90-minute boat tour takes you to the Asian and European shores. Enjoy the beautiful skyline as you pass historical sites, palaces, fortresses, and the Bosphorus bridges, becoming fully enchanted by the scenery. Witness famous sights of Istanbul from the historical waterway and cruise along the famous Bosphorus, which separates Europe and Asia.

Istanbul Night Tasting Trail: Eat & Drink Like a Local

3. Istanbul Night Tasting Trail: Eat & Drink Like a Local

Take a ride on the world’s second-oldest funicular to the heart of Istanbul’s food scene on a 3.5-hour culinary tour. Wander through back streets and hidden lanes, feasting as you go. Your local guide will offer insight into the intricacies and traditions of Turkish food culture, and tell you about the origins and ingredients of Turkey’s most popular dishes. Start your food tour off with a taste of borek, a delicious flaky pastry filled with local cheese, potato, or meat. Wash it down with a cup of ayran, a yogurt drink that is considered by many to be the national beverage of Turkey. Next you’ll take part in a true local tradition. At the end of a long working day, many of the locals sit down for some drinks, tasty food, and good conversation with friends. Pull up a seat at a traditional meyhene (tavern) and join in, sampling meze accompanied by a glass of raki. Take a post-meze break at an out-of-the-way teahouse that was a popular meeting place of the Young Turks, the political reform movement of the early 20th century that brought multi-party democracy to Turkey. Then it will be time to try some delectable treats from favorite street food carts, including içli kofte (deep-fried meat balls) and midye dolma (mussels stuffed with rice). Indulge your sweet tooth with a sample of Turkish delight in the historic Cicek Passage, followed by some of Turkey’s famed baklava and çikolata (chocolate) or Maraş ice cream. A visit to Istanbul isn’t complete until you’ve stopped at Taksim Square, the nightlife center of Istanbul, where late-night revelers flock for the delicious Islik burger. Take a stroll through the atmospheric back streets and finish your tour at an alfresco café and bar that is a popular local haunt.

Istanbul: Private Customized Tour with Guide & Transport

4. Istanbul: Private Customized Tour with Guide & Transport

See Istanbul's sights and attractions on a private tour complete with a personal guide and transportation. Tailor your tour and visit popular destinations such as Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, and more. Meet your guide and driver in the lobby of your hotel to go over the day's itinerary designed by you with the guide's help. Hop in your private vehicle and set off to check out the city. Have the chance to discover Istanbul without the hassle of a strict schedule and spend the time as you like. Choose to visit Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Underground Cistern, the Hagia Sophia, the Grand Bazaar, the Hippodrome, or the Spice Bazaar. Explore the Bosphorus, the Golden Horn and be taken to see panoramic views of Istanbul's old city from Pier Loti Hill.


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What people are saying about Taksim Square

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We were taken to the backstreets of local cuisine - it was a local food journey. This was an exceptional experience with a local that gave you everything that you could possibly want. His knowledge and experience was clearly demonstrated. It was absolutely fantastic and will be the first we book on our return. Our guide was sensational - thank you for the experience

We recommend!

We had a very nice evening in Pera. Our very personable guide not only offered us culinary specialties in a pleasant atmosphere, but also told us a lot of interesting things about the local culture and life. All the dishes were very tasty and to finish off there was the typical Turkish dessert: baklava with ice cream. This tour is highly recommended!

Good visit but a bit expensive

Very interesting tour which allowed us to discover a little more about Turkish gastronomy. Our guide Tolga was very friendly and gave us additional information about the city. However, I found the price of the tour to be a bit expensive.

Entertaining and very informative

Our guide, Salih, was very sociable, knowledgeable and we enjoyed the spontaneity and the range of tastes. The walk in that part of Istanbul was also very interesting. Highly recommended.

Delightful tour, our guide Feyza was wonderfully energetic and quite knowledgeable. The food was interesting and delicious. I highly recommend this tour!