Bohemian walk in Istanbul

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Do you want to touch the “non-Turkish” past of Istanbul and become a part of it for a while? You can compare the bohemian life of the city, what it was 100 years ago and what it has become here and now.

Duration: 2.5 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Russian
Tour by Kris
Local

Journalist, Traveller and Polyglot, 6 years in Istanbul

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Highlights

  • Historical popular spots in the heart of the city
  • cosmic panoramic views of the best parts of istanbul
  • traditional food and beverages
  • important local life hacks
  • hidden places from tourists with great views and history

Description

We will visit the oldest international hotel in Istanbul with interiors reminiscent of the days of the Belle Époque. Once in the luxurious rooms of the hotel, the famous Murder on the Orient Express was written by Agatha Christie, and its most famous guest was the first president of the Turkish Republic, Kemal Ataturk, who has been given here a museum room for life. We will drink real Turkish tea on the terrace of a house built in the late 19th century, where Turkish Contemporary Art Festival starts every year. Famous Galata Tower will appear from an unusual, incredibly comfortable perspective, creating a feeling of unity with the architectural dominant of the city. And then you find yourself in the area near the Golden Horn, which has absorbed the spirit of centuries-old history: in the 19th century, banks and insurance companies were concentrated in this prestigious quarter, and modern hotels retain the atmosphere of that era. A pleasant end of the walk will be a tasting of the author’s Turkish traditional snacks (meze) in a restaurant, which occupies the 30th place in the ranking of the best restaurants in the world according to Monocle magazine.

Meeting point

Marmara Pera hotel (in front of the main entrance)

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