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   La Rue Francaise a Istanbul

La Rue Francaise a Istanbul Tour includes

- Pick-up from the Istanbul Port or from your hotel
- Visit Taksim Square, Istiklal Street formerly the
  Grande Rue de Pera, French Street known as A La
  Rue Francaise, antique shops street and Nevizade.
- By the end of the tour drive back to Istanbul Port or
  to your hotel.

Duration: approx. 5 hours

Istiklal Street - Istanbul Tours
Taksim Square - Istanbul Tours

WHAT YOU VISIT

Taksim Square - Taksim Square is the heart of modern Istanbul, laid out in the late 1800s near a taksim (branching-point) in the city's water distribution system. You can still see the taksim at the beginning of Istiklal Caddesi. The Independence Monument in the circle at the
 
southern end of the square commemorates the Turkish Republic's founder, Kemal Ataturk, in both his roles, as military commander-in-chief and as statesman.


Istiklal Avenue - Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue) formerly the Grande Rue de Pera, is the heart of Beyoglu, the more modern district of Istanbul built during the 19th century. The city's most popular strolling, shopping and snacking street, now reserved for pedestrians, is lined with boutiques, cafes, consulates, restaurants, galleries, cinemas and banks, with residential apartments above.
Istiklal Street - Istanbul Tours
 
When 19th-century travelers spoke of Constantinople (Istanbul) as the Paris of the East, they were thinking of the Grande Rue de Pera (Istiklal Caddesi) and its half-European, half-Asian culture. The avenue begins at Taksim Square, the hub of modern Istanbul, you can walk all the way down or enjoy riding the Nostalgic Tram.
French Street - Istanbul Tours

French Street - For a taste of France in Istanbul, head to Fransiz (Cezayir) Sokagi, the city's decidedly French quarter. Tucked away behind the famed Galatasaray Lycee (Galatasaray School) off Istiklal Street is a cobbled tribute to the French influence in Turkey, which has lasted for centuries. Though opened in 2004, the Street exudes a historic grace thanks to a carefully planned restoration
 
project led by Parisian architects. The project took two years and involved the restoration of buildings and pavements. Street heaters and a special sound system were installed and


century-old coal-gas lamps were imported from France, all contributing to the unique atmosphere of the quarter. The beautifully restored terraced buildings house a number of quaint boutiques and galleries as well as patisseries, wine houses, cafes and restaurants specialising in French cuisine and wines. For a top experience, try a restaurant with a roof terrace to get a unique perspective on the city.
French Street - Istanbul Tours
Antique Shops in Istanbul - Istanbul Tours

Antique Shops - Stroll the Istiklal Avenue through Nevizade, a street addresses all kinds of tastes in terms of shopping. Its second-hand booksellers and antique shops in Cukurcuma and Tunel invite you to the tastes of the past.


Nevizade - Nevizade, off Cicek Pasaji and Galatasaray Square in Istanbul's Beyoglu district, is chock full of meyhanes (Turkish tavernas) serving good food and copious booze at outdoor tables in a bright, active atmosphere. It's great fun with a Turkish friend, though a bit daunting without. It's really a friendly scene, and the waiters will do their best to include you.
Nevizade - Istanbul Tours
 
After a few minutes you're certain to have made some new friends among the Turkish and foreign diners. Your Nevizade Sokak dining experience may be the most memorable of your entire Turkish trip.


SPECIAL NOTES
- Guests must be able to walk approximately 1-1.5 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and 40 to 65 steps thus the guests must be cautious to watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.
- Comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, sun hat, sun glasses and sun screen are strongly recommended.
- Please expect dense traffic conditions in Istanbul.
- The order of the sites visited may change to avoid the crowds.
- Temperatures can reach extreme highs during summer months; we recommend that you drink a lot of water and use suitable sun protection.
   
 

RATES

- The tour includes the professional licensed tour guide, all entrance fees, private air-conditioned transportation and VAT.
   
- Rates are based on per person
 

2 pax 4 pax 6 pax 8 pax 10 pax

117$ pp 63$ pp 46$ pp 37$ pp 31$ pp
   
- As the number of participant increases the certain amount of discount will be applied.
- Please kindly contact us for your group requests.
- Children 0-6 ages are free.
   
 

REMARKS

- The program can also be completed in 2 days according to your preference.
- If you book any tour in Istanbul together with any Ephesus tour, then you will have 5% discount on your Ephesus tour.
   
 

CANCELLATION POLICY

- In the event of cancellation, written notice must be received by Meander Travel at least three days before the arrival in order to receive the full refund.
- In the event of no show, 100% cancellation fee will apply.

 

 
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