Istanbul Historical Peninsula – Taksim Sightseeing Route

Welcome to the 2nd part of our Istanbul trip. In this section we will visit the following places. This trip will take 6 hours and we will see the most beautiful and historical places of Istanbul today. You will not understand even if you are tired in Istanbul. Because when you get lost in this history, you will forget to get tired and let yourself in the narrow and exotic streets of Istanbul. There are many famous restaurants and cafes on our sightseeing route. Don’t forget to taste little by little.

Route Plan
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Column of Constantine
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Beyazıt Square – Istanbul University
  • Taksim
  • Istiklal Avenue
  • Galata Tower
  • Galata Bridge
Travel Fees

This route will be a little budget friendly. The only place we will pay will be the Basilica Cistern. We should also get Istanbul Card on this trip. You can get our Istanbul Card from Kiosks at the entrance of metro and tram stations. It is also sold in some kiosks. It will be enough for us to throw 10 TL into one of our Istanbul Card for one person.

Basilica Cistern: 10 TL

İstanbul Card: 6 TL

Amount to be Loaded into Istanbul Card: 10 TL

First of all, this route starts in the Historic Peninsula and we will continue from Taksim. Get your shoes comfortable today because we will walk a lot today. Our Istanbul travel guide / route:

Historical Peninsula Travel Route:

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We came here and after that, the Taksim trip starts. So how will you go to Taksim?

As you can see, our route ends at Vezneciler Station. We go down to the Vezneciler Station and take the Hacıosman Direction from the platforms at the station. The next stop will be the Golden Horn. You will see a magnificent historical peninsula view from this station. Do not miss this view. Watch the view and get off the metro at Taksim Stop after 2 stops. At Taksim metro station, head towards the Istiklal Avenue exit from the signs above and exit this exit. You can then follow the route below.

Taksim Gezi Rotası:

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* Although our route has shortcuts in some places, some roads can be extended because roads are not marked on Google Maps. Do not consider such extensions.