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Out of order when I got there

It was out of order when I get there but still it was nice to walk through that road. It have a lot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
iqmal n
Different Experience

We walked from the Tunel up Istiklal Caddesi to Taksim Square and took the Tram back. Whilst you... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was out of order when I get there but still it was nice to walk through that road. It have a lot of shops to eat and there was a lot of people as well

Thank iqmal n
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

It works and it is a bit unusual, what more can you say. My wife and I are pensioners and even on this trip young Turks offered us a seat. They respect their elders here.

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Reviewed September 23, 2018

Istiklal Street is usually one hoard of people. We were expecting it to be busy late on a Sunday morning with weekend breakfasters. Not the case. We arrived at the lower end of the street just as the tram did and hopped right on. There...More

Thank GnMe
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Galatasaray tram was taking people between Karakoy tunnel and Taksim square in the past. After long years of non-functioning the trams started to serve approximately 15 years ago. However it lost its gem due to the terrible renovation of the street and modernization of the...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Took it to Taksim square. Very nice retro tram. And young men were very polite letting women, kids and elderly people sit

Thank Svetlana C
Reviewed May 29, 2018

We walked from the Tunel up Istiklal Caddesi to Taksim Square and took the Tram back. Whilst you may have to wait and queue, it is fun. One seat each side with lots standing but a piece of history. You will need a loaded Istanbulkart...More

1  Thank QualityTime4us
Reviewed March 31, 2018

When you in Galata, you need to make this ride. Tram runs from Taksim to Tunel through the shopping street very slowly. You turn back time how local transportation was when these trams were all over town. Tram runs day time, not at night.

Thank Keule1965
Reviewed February 3, 2018

CRAMMED. That's the experience. Walking İstiklal Avenue is the best way to experience this tourist mecca of Istanbul. Lots to see, and don't forget the side alleys, that's where the real interesting, lower rent, shops/cafes are. Tram? When you're from Melbourne, Australia, they're no big...More

Thank AustraliaRealEstate
Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

Here is the news, fellow Istanbul tourists: Renovation work on Istanbul’s busiest street is over and tram is back on track as of Jan 1, 2018.

2  Thank LoveIStanbul365
Reviewed December 10, 2017

this trip there was not old tram . what a pity which it is not running but it seems there are some construction renovation which a part ids old tram . i hope in next trip i see this beautiful memory .

1  Thank MohammadNejad
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Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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Jooly2015
February 25, 2017|
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Response from LoveIStanbul365 | Reviewed this property |
The tram is back! Renovation work on Istanbul’s busiest street is over and tram is back on track as of Jan 1, 2018.
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September 11, 2016|
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Response from Colin G | Reviewed this property |
Buses, Tram, Ferryboats, Funicular, Metro & Metrobus All accessible using the Istanbul card which can be purchased from small street side kiosks near to bus stops and in stations. First purchase comes with credit (50tl cost... More
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Radouane B
May 15, 2016|
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Response from AhmetKARYAGDI | Reviewed this property |
It is 4 lira without istanbulcard, with the card; 2,5 lira. It is the same for the ferries... and you also need the card for buses. You can buy Just one card and use it for everyone, just need to reload cedits ...
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