Istanbul - Turkey
Gastronomic tour in Istanbul
Amazing culture and history, friendly locals, unique cuisine and welcoming weather, these are just few things which make Istanbul a desirable destination for thousands of tourists travelling there every year.
Join us on a half-day walking tour around the city and experience the extraordinary atmosphere of this ancient cosmopolitan.
Here are the places you will see during our tour in Istanbul:
Pera (Beyoglu) district: Pera means “across” or “other side” in Greek and it was used to describe the other side of the Golden Horn during Byzantine Period. This district is still the heart of Istanbul night and social life in the modern era.
Istiklal Street: One of the most populated pedestrian streets of Istanbul. It is 1,6 km long and it is popped with Cafes, Theatres and Restaurants of all sorts.
Istanbul French Cultural Institute: Brings French Culture to the Istiklal Street or as it was called a century ago “Grande Rue de Pera”.
Hagia Triada Eastern Orthodox Church: Meaning “Holy Trinity”, was erected in 1880 and is the largest Greek Orthodox Church in Istanbul.
Ağa Camii Mosque: The Firuz Ağa Mosque is an old Ottoman was construed in 1868 by Firuz Ağa, the head treasurer of Sultan Beyazıt II.
Galatasaray High School: The oldest high school in the Ottoman Empire. It was built in 1481 and was named “Galata Sarayı Enderun-u Hümayunu” meaning Imperial School of Galata Palace.
Çiçek Pasajı: Originally called the Cité de Péra, is a famous historic passage on İstiklal Avenue in the Beyoğlu district
French Street: A lovely street built in French style populated by brassieres and cafes.
Church of Saint Antoine: One of the most important Catholic churches in Istanbul, and among them has the largest community following its Masses. The original St. Anthony of Padua Church was built in 1725 by the local Italian community of Istanbul, but was later demolished and replaced with the current building which was constructed on the same location.
Crimea Memorial Church: Constructed between 1858 and 1868 by Sultan Abdulmecit to honour the British Soldiers who joined Crimean War by Ottoman and French side.
Pera Palace Hotel: A museum hotel, the oldest European Hotel in Istanbul built to accommodate guest who were traveling with Famous Orient Express.
“The Tunnel”: The second-oldest subterranean urban rail line in the world.