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Galatasaray Tram

Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey
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Lost its nostalgic element

Galatasaray tram was taking people between Karakoy tunnel and Taksim square in the past. After long... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Flyngdtchmn
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Nice ride

Took it to Taksim square. Very nice retro tram. And young men were very polite letting women, kids... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Svetlana C
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Riga, Latvia
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Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey
Beyoglu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 June 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
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Reviewed 29 May 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

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Reviewed 31 March 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
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Reviewed 3 February 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

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Reviewed 25 January 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
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Reviewed 10 December 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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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Was disappointed to note that this tram does not exist - we believe it is being renovated. Was looking forward to seeing it since it is one if Istanbul's most notable and iconic attractions.

Thank 2017S
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

It is fascinating to read some very recent reviews praising this tram because we were there last week and it hasn't been there for some considerable time. The track has been taken up and filled in with a rough patchwork of concrete, tarmac and broken...More

5  Thank JJHDerbyshire
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

Its a good experience taking a tram ride... which covers many sightseeing area mostly in central...doesnt cost much.... take a ride its worth it.

1  Thank TraveKings
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Nearby
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
...More
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Jooly2015
25 February 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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11 September 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
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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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