Modern Art Tour Of Istanbul: Istiklal Street, SALT Galata And Istanbul Modern Art Museum

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    1pm
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located Istanbul hotel
  • Return Details :
    Concludes inside Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Gain insight into on-trend Turkish art on a 3.5-hour walking tour around Istanbuls contemporary galleries as well as the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. With an expert guide, passionate about modern Turkish art from the 19th century onward, explore popular galleries around Istiklal Street as well as avant-garde exhibitions around the burgeoning artistic neighborhoods of Tophane and Karaky in Beyolu. Finish with a visit to the Istanbul Modern Art Museum to admire more of the citys thought-provoking artwork.This tour operates with a maximum of 15 people, ensuring youll enjoy a small-group experience with your expert guide.

Highlights

  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

After a pickup from your Istanbul hotel, meet your guide by the prestigious Galatasaray high school in the neighborhood of Galatasaray. Then, set off to discover the citys modern Turkish art scene on your leisurely paced walking tour. Stroll down Istiklal Street, a pedestrianized avenue thronged with shisha cafes, Turkish tea houses and, most importantly, some of the citys leading art institutions: Galeri Zilberman, Salt galata, Borusan Contemporary and more.

Exhibitions at the popular galleries often change, so your guide will select the most interesting places to visit on the day. Learn of the evolution of Turkeys art world from the 19th century to the present day, and hear of Abidin Dino, Ara Gler and other notable Turkish artists who have made names for themselves in recent years.

Having explored select Istiklal Street galleries, continue through the meandering streets of Beyolu to scout out artistic gems in the Tophane and Karaky neighborhoods. Although away from the beaten tourist trail, Tophane is gaining attention with its pop art culture and quirky exhibitions that cover a range of media from video to print. Likewise, Karaky is a boho paradise, and its contemporary galleries and vintage-inspired art shops are helping to stamp Istanbul firmly on the artistic map.

As with Istiklal Street, the 30 or so galleries in Tophane and Karaky are constantly changing, so let your guide select a number of exciting places to visit on the day. Having seen some of the areas most interesting works, visit the Istanbul modern Art Museum on the shores of the Bosphorus strait.

Step inside to view the expansive selection of artwork with your guide. Focusing on the work of Turkish artists, the large museum is spread over two floors of a converted warehouse and boasts a range of temporary exhibitions as well as a cinema and arts library. Hear little-known facts about its standout features from your guide, and admire highlights such as the permanent art history exhibition. Your tour finishes inside the museum, and you can stay inside for longer, if you wish, to view the works at your own pace.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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