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Galatasaray Tram

Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey
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Currently , its being out of use due to maintenance. its convenient for people who would like to... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Joseph A

This tram is reminiscent of the trams of San Francisco. It runs the full length of the one and only... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Bangor, United Kingdom
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“istiklal street” (35 reviews)
“istanbul card” (7 reviews)
Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Currently , its being out of use due to maintenance. its convenient for people who would like to pass all the istiklal street when they are tired of walking.

Thank Joseph A
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This tram is reminiscent of the trams of San Francisco. It runs the full length of the one and only Main Street in Takism.

Thank thewanderinggypsy
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Nice place, haven't been here for a long time and i visited with caution. We had a good ride, doing things the Istanbulite's way

Thank Stone S
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Should have been one of attraction in Beyouglu area. In February 2017 not in use, rails taken away so not sure whether it will be back

1  Thank Metelesku2
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

İt's not working anymore :((((( I think it will not work for one year, maybe more ... I live in Istanbul, near to Taksim Square

Thank Aretha G
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The tram whistles up and down Istiklal street and always seems to be crowded, popular with tourists than locals. Not sure it actually beats walking on Istiklal street but at least you would avoid the various touts.

Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Who visited the istiklal street will recognize the red trolley in the heart of the busy street, its route isn't too long but it's a good to try it once of you are lucky to find a place, the driver will stop near the galatasaray...More

Thank Manoul
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Through the heart of Istanbul from one point to another, you can feel nostalgia while passing through old buildings on Istiklal street. A magical journey from Taksim square to Tünel district. Must do !

Thank Mert U
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A Short by fun ride up or down Istiklal Caddesi. Yes it gets crowded and its far from just a tourist ride, its cheap if you walked down Istiklal, it sure beats walking back.

Thank Neale O
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I used to ride the same kind of tram in the 60's so riding the same tram now was a special experience.The ride itself is short as distance and longer as time as it rides from Taxim to Galata(almost) You buy tickets from the stations...More

1  Thank Kertesz
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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25 February 2017|
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Response from Kertesz | Reviewed this property |
sorry, I can not confirm it.
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
Radouane B
15 May 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 ...