We (especially my 4 years old boy) enjoyed very much the streetcar ride on Istiklal street. It's usually crowded but it's worth the money and your children will love it!
There is a briliant transport system in IStanbul which avoids queuing and traffic. one plastic token which costs 3TL for each journey. The funicular runs from Taksim Suare to The Bosphorus and connects with another tram to take you to Sultanahmet or any number of attractions. definitely the way to trravel.
This is a very nice small tram going up and down the main shopping street with several stops on the way. Going form the Galata bridge to the Taksim or vice versa this can be a nice way to have your feet rest a little bit and just enjoy the scenery. It is usually crowded has no A/C and also... More
Ok to ride once for the experience. It does not function as a transit system...but satisfies the tourists.
we managed to catch this tram several times while on our stay in Istanbul as we were only a few block off of Istiklal street. It is fun to watch the people and walk by all the shops. A lot of locals just walk as the tram is so small only about 30 people can be on it at once.... More
I took the tram from Taksim Square down the hill. The old style tram was really great to ride. Not sure if I would do the walk as its just a shopping street. Also unsure if I was conned over cost. There was nothing that tells you how much it costs or even where yo wait to board. You board... More
First time I had a ride on this nice little tram in January 2013. Since then I used it for many times. It's nice to have this experience! You have the chance to feel a bit of the old good times, sitting in the tram of about 100 years old or something! It goes slowly by the pedestrian Istiklal street,... More
One of the attractions in Istiklal St. is this tram that make it easy to go up and down and with a low speed let you to see every point of nice street. Actually it's one of the reason that has made Istiklal St. famous in Istanbul.
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