Out of Itinerary Tour!
KU Guides call you to discover the Hidden Spots of Istanbul with locals of this magnificent city. 

Our KU Guide Rutkay and narrator Talha Özkaynak, an Archaeology and History of Art (ARHA) student from our university, will help you explore some ostentatious ‘Out of Itinerary’ locations.

Do not miss this unique opportunity!

Locations to be discovered in the event: 

  • Russian Archeology Institute
  • Nuri Ziya Street Franz Liszt House
  • Garibaldi Theater
  • Tomtom Captain Street
  • French Orphanage
  • Artists’ Park
  • Surp Krikor Church
  • Karaköy Russian Church
  • Karaköy Old Russian Coffee House 
  • Karaköy Dry Coffee Inn
  • Tunnel (Beyoğlu Funicular)
  • French Workers Resthouse and Surroundings
  • Jurnal Street 
  • and of course, much more.

After the tour, we will have dinner with those who want to join us. There are many options for dinner in that district and there is no limit! We will decide all together there!

If you are interested in joining our Out of Itinerary Tour to discover Istanbul with Rutkay and Talha, please read the details and fill out the RSVP form.


RSVP Form: https://forms.gle/FK2jn3L8DeBpnbL69 

Time: October 23rd, 2022, Sunday between 13:00- 18:00 (1-6 PM)- was postponed due to heavy rain-

Location: Taksim Area

Where and when to meet the KU Guides and the group?

There are 4 meeting points for your convenience: 

1. KU Main Campus, Fountain at 13:00 (1 PM) 

We will take bus no. 154 to Hacıosman Metro Station at 13:15 (1:15 PM) 

2. West Campus Bus Stop at 13:20 (1:20 PM) by taking bus no. 154 which we will be in 

3. Hacıosman Metro Station at 14:00 (2 PM), next to the turnstiles

4. Taksim Metro Station at 14:20 (2:20 PM), Main Square Exit

Do I have to pay for anything?

The tour is free of charge. None of the listed locations have entry fees. Yet, you need to pay for your transportation and the food&bevarages you buy during the tour. Our guides can not make any payment on your behalf. 

This activity will be led by Rutkay. You can email him if you have any questions.