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Modern & Contemporary – Istanbul Art Tour (full day)

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Istanbul was the European Capital of Culture in 2010 and Istanbulers are surrounded by art in every corner. In this Istanbul art tour, you will follow the trace of modern arts in the city. Our first stop is Sakip Sabancı Museum, where an Ottoman calligraphy collection is on display as well as periodic international exhibitions. We then continue to the Istanbul Museum of Modern Arts, where you can visit the ongoing exhibitions sampling modern and contemporary art and enjoy a coffee in it’s café with a nice view of Bosphorus. Our last museum visit today is Santral Istanbul, where hosts the only industrial archaeology museum in town. For the rest of the day, we will be on the streets. Taking a walk down the Istiklal Street of Taksim, we will head to Cukurcuma, the hip bohemian area of town where we will walk through design shops, vintage boutiques, antique dealers, and art galleries.

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Things to know

    • Sakip Sabancı Museum is closed on Mondays
    • Istanbul Museum of Modern Arts is closed on Mondays
    • Santral Istanbul is closed on Mondays
    • Closed museums will be replaced with a substitute

Do & Don't in Istanbul

  • +Take a romantic ferry ride along Bosphorus
  • +Go antique and vintage shopping in Cukurcuma
  • +Try “kokorec” - a very much appreciated Turkish dish (google it before trying)
  • -Do not stick to one type of cuisine
  • -Don't drive in local traffic
  • -Do not forget your passport anywhere



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01.01.2016 31.12.2016 € 339 € 189 € 147 € 129 € 99 € 95

Tour Includes:

Pick-up & drop-off from/to your hotel or cruise ship

Entrance fees as per itinerary

Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional English speaking tour guide, fully licensed under the Tourism Ministry


  • Our last day in Turkey!  The trip has been fabulous. Thank you for everything you did to help make it wonderful! Take good care. Amy & Erika

  • I would like to thank you again Gursan, you truly made this a trip of a life time and opened so many doors. Take care my friend.
    David Tallentire

  • We just returned from Istanbul last night and I cannot thank you enough for arranging such a wonderful trip for me. I came away with so many great story ideas, and I've never been more excited to start writing about a place. Thank you so much for all of your help! Kate Parham - Journalist

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