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Istiklal street walk in Beyoglu

Leave all the history and monuments behind and discover another more modern corner of the beautiful city of Istanbul. Istiklal Street is the most colourful and popular part of town, where for over 150 years Turks and foreigners alike have gathered at night to have a good time. Countless bars and clubs line the streets alongside many foreign embassies. Join the tour and discover Istan-cool. The tour begins in the very heart of the former capital of the Byzantine Empire: Taksim Square, a large spacious square very popular among the locals, who come here to chill on weekends. Once you have met up with your smart and fun guide, who will share is well-versed city savvy with you throughout the duration of the tour, wander over to the thriving Istiklal Street. As you meander through the little labyrinthine streets that branch out of and around Istiklal, admire the countless historical buildings, classy hotels, elegant apartment blocks, sassy theatres and trendy shops and restaurants that flank the sidewalks. Sit for a break in one of the most curious coffee shops around and enjoy a chat with your guide, who can answer any question you pose him about the surroundings. Once rested, continue exploring the endless beauty of the area. Visit splendid churches from both the Armenian and the Christian Orthodox confessions, roam in the ancient districts and lose track of your senses on the grandiose walkways. Visiting this street guarantees you will be coming back soon for more. Leave all the history and monuments behind and discover another more modern corner of the beautiful city of Istanbul. Istiklal Street is the most colourful and popular part of town, where for over 150 years Turks and foreigners alike have gathered at night to have a good time. Countless bars and clubs line the streets alongside many foreign embassies. Join the tour and discover Istan-cool. Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel lobby. Start/opening time: 8-8:30am. End/closing time: 12-12.30pm. Languages: English.