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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

  • +Visit nearby Black Sea towns
  • +Enjoy a sunday brunch along Bosphorus
  • +Take a romantic ferry ride along Bosphorus
  • -Don't wander in the back streets of Beyoğlu after midnight
  • -Do not trust the taxi drivers, check the meter as you are getting on
  • -Do not be shy with locals



Period 1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
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


  • Oriental Istanbul is a wonderful company. They are welcoming, helpful, knowledgeable and very accommodating. I would recommend them without hesitation! - Artemis Mourat / 2013, Teacher

    Wonderful and unforgettable experience, loved every moment! Will definitely return to Istanbul! hoping to see you all again! - Itsumi Suganuma / 2012, Student


    If you are a dancer at heart that appreciates beauty, history and colorful culture this is the perfect trip to embark on.  With knowledgeable and kind hosts that will take care of you and welcome you to their home town you will be delighted by what they have planned for you.  A beautiful trip to bring a friend along and to make new ones!  I would return in a heartbeat. - Bozenka / 2013, Teacher

    I always have a great time with Oriental Istanbul tours as guest teacher, knowing my students will be hosted very well in stunning parts of Turkey and its makes my work so easy and pleasureful.. One of the best and warmest  organizers I ever worked internationally. Strongly Recommended! - Ozgen / 2011, 2012, 2013 Teacher

    THE perfect tour: very rare & unique - detailed instruction by Ozgen, real roman by Reyhan + local festival in Edirne. How can be better than that! Really appreciate the flexibility about stay & activities. All people in the tour are nice, friendly and helpful - pleasurable all the time. Most of all Burcu and Yoko did such a great job organizing & leading us - easy going yet professional, they know tourism and dancing well. Plus, Ozgen is the great instructor as well as our travel buddy - fun & positive energy, multi tasking (waiter, guide, entertainer etc.. ;) ) Can't wait for the next year! - Akiko Tanikawa / 2012 & 2013, Student

  • 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

  • I am so very grateful for all your suggestions, it is because of you that Istanbul is truly one of my favorite places in the world! - Debra Dimancesco

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