Private sightseeing night tour in Istanbul - Fat Taxi
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Each street in Istanbul tell a different story, and the story changes during the night-time. Bright lights of the neon signs, sounds of laughter and the humming of deep conversations fill every corner. If you want to take a little tour of Istanbul at night, the Sightseeing Night Tour is a great choice.

The Half-Day Mosque Tour package includes the below steps, but you can customise your trip by letting your driver know which places you want to see. Your driver will be knowledgeable about the areas you will be visiting, so you can also ask him for a little info about each of your stops along the way. At the same time, you can enjoy the city from the comfort of your private vehicle, use the complimentary WiFi and enjoy snacks and refreshments during the ride.

Your driver will be waiting for you in the vehicle during each visit to the below steps.


1. The Pick-up and drive to Taksim Square

Your designated driver will pick you up from your desired location in Istanbul and you will start your journey to Taksim Square. Taksim Square is located on the European side of Istanbul and it is known as one of the most famous places in the country.


2. Walking tour in Istiklal street and Galata Tower

With authentic restaurants, cafes, hotels and shops, Taksim Square and the connected Istiklal Avenue is a wonderful example of the melting pot that Istanbul is. There are countless shops to visit as well as historical structures and landmarks along Istiklal street. At the end of Istiklal street, there is Galata tower.

The stone tower of Galata was built in 1348 by the Genoese who lived in the neighborhood at the time. The tower was the tallest structure in Istanbul with almost 67 meters in height. Galata Tower has an amazing view of the Bosporus, especially towards sunset.

After your visit to Galata Tower, you will be taking the historical funicular line to Karakoy, also known as the tunnel.


3. Pick-up from Karakoy tunnel station

The tunnel was built in 1875 and connects Beyoglu to Karakoy. Karakoy is located on the shore of Golden Horn with many authentic places to see and a beautiful view. If you’re hungry, the street food of Karakoy is very famous, especially the fish sandwiches.

Your driver will pick you up from Karakoy and you will head to Pierre Loti Hill for a Turkish coffee break.


4. Turkish Coffee Break at Pierre Loti Hill

Taking its name from the famous French author, Pierre Loti Hill is one of the greatest spots to enjoy the view of Golden Horn. The coffee shop on the hill was visited frequently by the famous author, and it is said he wrote most of his books there.


5. Return ride through Golden Horn and Galata bridge

After the coffee break, your designated driver will take you back to your destination. You will be passing the Golden Horn via Galata bridge, enjoying the mesmerising view of Istanbul’s silhouette.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private car
  • Free WIFI
  • English speaking & knowledgeable driver
  • All taxes and fees
  • Water and snacks for all passenger
  • Fuel and tolls

  • Entrance fees to all attractions
  • Official tour guide (our drivers have local knowledge of the places visited, but they do not tour guides)
  • Tips and gratuities

  • Make sure to check the weather forecast and wear suitable and comfortable clothing and shoes
  • You may want to take sunscreen with you if your tour date forecast is sunny
  • It is recommended to have local currency as local shops and merchants may not accept Euro or credit cards
  • Let us know if you have any special requirements and we will plan your tour to suit your needs

What is the process after booking?

Following your booking, you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive a second mail 1-2 days prior to your journey, containing your driver’s details and pick-up/drop-off information. You can always reach out to us via email or phone if you have additional questions.

Can my pick-up and drop-off places be different?

Yes, though there may be additional charges for certain places such as airports. Detailed info will be provided during the booking process.

Can we stop by a restaurant, café or an additional attraction that we come across along the way?

Of course, the tour is fully customisable during the ride.

What is the cancellation policy?

We provide a 100% refund on cancellations up to 24 hours before the tour date and time.

Can our driver join our visit to attractions and tell us about the places we see?

While our drivers have local knowledge of the areas of visit, they are not qualified tour guides. The drivers will readily wait for you in the vehicle while you visit attractions.