PERA & TAKSIM
Taksim | Istanbul | Turkey
Our Pera Tour begins at the top of Istiklal Avenue, in Taksim Square.
Walking down Istiklal street, which is one of the most vibrant and populous pedestrian street in the world you will discover the heart of Istanbul.
You will visit Aya Triada, Istanbul’s largest Eastern Orthodox Church. A short stroll brings us to a mosque, dating back to 1597. Next, we visit Galatasaray High School, founded in 1868. Across the avenue is the 19th century. We descend French Street and afterward stop at the Church of Saint Antoine, Istanbul’s largest Catholic church. Nearby is the Crimea Memorial Church.
From there we visit the Pera Palace Hotel, terminal hotel for the Orient Express, and then ride the Tünel finicular, built in 1875.