Contemporary Art Walk: Istiklal Street, Modern Art Museums

Duration: 200 to 250 minutes
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 200 to 250 minutes
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Get off the usual museum trail and explore the exciting contemporary art scene of Istanbul. The 4-hour morning walking tour takes you to some of the cutting-edge galleries of the Tophane and Karaköy neighborhoods, and ends at the 1st museum to organize modern art exhibitions in the city.

Your guide will describe how the contemporary art world is changing rapidly as a result of the political and economic shift towards the East. Istanbul straddles 2 continents and is often considered one of the leading cultural hot spots of Europe. But the galleries you will visit exhibit art by exciting artists from Turkey and beyond.

Starting at Galtasaray High School, you will walk along Istiklal Street to visit some of the city’s leading art institutions. Continue through the narrow streets of Beyoğlu, before discovering the hidden galleries of Tophane and Karaköy.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Istanbul Modern, Mesrutiyet Caddesi, No: 99 Asmalimescit Mahallesi, Istanbul 34430 Turkey

Istanbul Modern was founded in 2004 as Turkey’s first museum of modern and contemporary art.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: SALT Galata, Istanbul, Bankalar Caddesi 11 Karakoy, Istanbul Turkey

SALT Galata on Bankalar Caddesi was designed by French Levantine architect Alexandre Vallauri to house the headquarters of the Imperial Ottoman Bank

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Pera Museum, Mesrutiyet Cad. No.65 Tepebaşı, Istanbul 34443 Turkey

Pera Museum is a private museum founded on 8 June 2005

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Istanbul Modern
  • Entry/Admission - Pera Museum

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
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Departure Time

10:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

200 to 250 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Adrienne

18 Jan, 2018

We took this excellent tour in October 2015. I thought we had reviewed this already! I would rate this tour as exceptional - our guide Tunchas - apologies for mis spelling was incredibly knowledgeable, enthusiastic and attentive to our interests. Along with the well known galleries, he showed us numerous small and intriguing galleries that we would never have discovered ourselves. Absolutely recommend as a way of learning so much about Turkish art and culture, politics and history. Magnificent!

Christopher B

14 Jun, 2016

Very helpful and friendly tour guide - some good exhibits / artworks at the end
Chris

Darlene R B

15 Sep, 2015

My friend and I were the only ones on the tour and our guide was fantastic - knowledgeable, personable and willing to adjust for our interests. His enthusiasm for his subject and passion for contemporary art were very apparent. He was welcomed by gallery owners wherever we went and really gave us insight into the current art scene in the city. I would highly recommend this walk.

Thomas D

10 Sep, 2015

My experience was fantastic! As it turned out, I was the only person booked on the tour that day, and in addition to being very friendly and extremely knowledgeable, my guide went above and beyond to customize the tour to my interests on the fly!, adding stops and rearranging things to make sure I was seeing things I was interested in. He is clearly very passionate about modern art in Turkey and clearly loves his job. With his insider knowledge, I not only saw the museums but also got to meet a few people connected with the art scene in Istanbul as well. Excellent tour, highly recommended.

Taranveer S

01 Jul, 2015

It was absolutely fantastic. I was the only one on the tour that day so it was a private tour with a wonderfully knowledgable guide Levent. I think it was lovely that the guide for this tour was an arts student. It was like being out on a morning stroll through various art galleries with a friend who is as passionate about the subject as you are. From the small galleries on the ISTIKLAL STREET to the stunning Modern Istanbul Museum, this whole tour was worth every penny. GO FOR IT :

p.s. - The tour is a morning tour, i.e., it starts at 11 am but La Vacanza Travel has it listed as an afternoon tour. I am glad I called the tour company to confirm the hotel pick up time or I would've missed out on it.

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