Balat & Antique Car Museum Tour

Everyday Guarantee Departures
1 Day
1 City
18 Reviews

Places to Visit

  • Istanbul
  • Sultanahmet
  • Balat
  • Rahmi Koc Antique Car Museum
  • Culture Tour

Tour Program

Tour Program

  • 09:30 - Meet your guide at the Sultanahmet Tram station
  • 09:45 - Take a short tram ride to Balat neighborhood
  • 10:00 - Start the walking tour of Balat, including visits to historic synagogues, churches, and mosques, and stops at colorful houses, street art, and local shops
  • 12:00 - Break for lunch at a local restaurant or cafe (lunch not included)
  • 13:00 - Visit the Rahmi Koc Antique Car Museum and explore the impressive collection of vintage cars, motorcycles, and boats, and learn about Turkish industrial history through its exhibits
  • 15:00 - Return to Sultanahmet Tram station

Tour Details Tour ID 110

Balat and Antique Car Museum Tour: A Journey through History 

Experience the vibrant neighborhood of Balat, one of Istanbul's most colorful districts. Stroll through the winding streets and alleyways of this historic neighborhood, known for its colorful houses, street art, and authentic local shops. You'll learn about the neighborhood's Jewish, Armenian, and Greek heritage, and see how its unique character has been shaped by centuries of migration and trade. 

 

After your walking tour, you'll visit the Rahmi Koc Antique Car Museum, housed in a beautifully restored industrial building. You'll marvel at the museum's impressive collection of vintage cars, motorcycles, and boats, as well as its exhibits on Turkish industrial history.


✅ Everyday guarantee departures 
✅ Small groups max 8 person 
✅ Local Guides 

✅ Skip-the-line express entry tickets to attractios

✅ Travel by luxury minivan ensures a personalized experience

✂ Fully customizable itinerary


Departures: Everyday


Departure Place: Sultanahmet, Istanbul 


Duration: 5.5 Hours


Highlights

  • Istanbul
  • Sultanahmet
  • Balat
  • Rahmi Koc Antique Car Museum

When you open the booking form ( after you click make reservation button) you will see optional activities, so you can add them in your tour and you can customize it as you wish.

✅ Inclusion :

  • Local Guide
  • Public Ferry & Tram Tickets
  • Museum Entrance Tickets

❌ Exclusion :

  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - Driver and Guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
  • Meals
  • Drinks

Q: What is included in the Balat walking with Rahmi Koc Antique Car Museum tour?

A: The tour includes a walking tour of Balat neighborhood with a knowledgeable guide and a visit to the Rahmi Koc Antique Car Museum.

Q: How long is the tour?

A: The tour typically lasts around 3-4 hours, depending on the pace of the group and any additional requests or stops.

Q: What should I wear on the tour?

A: Comfortable walking shoes and casual clothing are recommended. As Balat is known for its colorful streets, many visitors like to dress in bright colors or traditional Turkish clothing.

Q: Is transportation included in the tour?

A: No, transportation is not included in the tour. Participants will need to make their way to the meeting point in Balat.

Q: Are food and drinks included in the tour?

A: No, food and drinks are not included in the tour. However, there will be opportunities to purchase snacks or refreshments along the way.

Q: Is the tour suitable for children?

A: Yes, the tour is suitable for children. However, please note that the Rahmi Koc Antique Car Museum may not be of interest to younger children.

Q: Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

A: The walking tour may not be suitable for those with mobility issues, as Balat's streets can be steep and uneven. However, the Rahmi Koc Antique Car Museum is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know in advance if you require any special accommodations.

# For cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the scheduled activity or service, there will be %20 of the total amount as penalty.

# If you like to re-schedule the tour date instead of refund. You can re-schedule your tour without any penalty 1 time. And you can tell your new travel date until 15 days of your arrival date. And this re-schedule right is valid 2 years after postponing the actual tour date.

# For cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the scheduled activity or service, there will be no refund.

# If you like to re-schedule the tour date instead of refund. You can re-schedule your tour with only %10 penalty 1 time. And you can tell your new travel date until 15 days of your arrival date. And this re-schedule right is valid 2 years after postponing the actual tour date.

After you submit your reservation please send copies of passports of all participants, and your arrival/departure airport transfer informations via email [email protected] For further assistance please feel free to call +905434428069

Comments
Jake K.

Tour was a hidden gem in Istanbul. The winding streets and alleyways revealed the neighborhood's rich cultural heritage, and our guide provided insightful commentary on its diverse history. The visit to the Rahmi Koc Antique Car Museum was a fascinating addition, showcasing Turkey's industrial past wink

Ian W.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Balat walking tour and the opportunity to discover Istanbul's hidden corners. The neighborhood's vibrant atmosphere, combined with its multicultural heritage, made it a truly unique experience. The visit to the Rahmi Koc Antique Car Museum was a fascinating highlight, showcasing a different aspect of Istanbul's history yes

Dante R.

The Balat walking tour was a delightful experience that allowed me to immerse myself in Istanbul's vibrant culture. Exploring the colorful houses, street art, and local shops in this historic neighborhood was a feast for the senses. The visit to the Rahmi Koc Antique Car Museum added an extra touch of fascination to the tour 

Jimmy K.

The walking tour of Balat and visit to the Rahmi Koc Antique Car Museum was a delightful experience. Exploring the colorful streets of Balat and learning about its multicultural history was fascinating. The Rahmi Koc Museum was a highlight, showcasing a remarkable collection that offered a glimpse into Turkey's industrial past. winksmiley

tricia d.

Balat's vibrant street art and eclectic mix of shops and cafes make it a great place to spend an afternoon, and the Antika Araba Müzesi is the perfect complement to a day of exploring.
 

dephney k

Balat and the Antika Araba Müzesi are two of Istanbul's best-kept secrets, and anyone who loves history, culture, and classic cars should make the journey to this magical neighborhood.

Anonymous

The Antika Araba Müzesi is a true masterpiece - a collection of antique cars that showcases the skill and dedication of the craftsmen who restored them.
 

Anonymous

The Antika Araba Müzesi is a true gem - a world-class collection of antique cars that is sure to impress even the most discerning of visitors.
 

britanny

I was fascinated by the stories and histories behind each of the antique cars on display at the Antika Araba Müzesi - it's clear that the museum's curators are passionate about their work.
 

sam f.

Balat's rich history and vibrant culture make it the perfect place to explore on foot, and the Antika Araba Müzesi is a must-see attraction in the area.
 

Anonymous

If you're a fan of vintage cars or classic automobiles, you simply have to visit the Antika Araba Müzesi - it's an unforgettable experience.
 

walter jr. d

Balat is a truly magical neighborhood, and the Antika Araba Müzesi is one of its crown jewels - a hidden gem that shouldn't be missed.
 

p.o.

I was blown away by the incredible attention to detail and craftsmanship that went into restoring the antique cars at the Antika Araba Müzesi.
 

Anonymous

The Antika Araba Müzesi is a car enthusiast's dream come true - with dozens of beautifully restored vehicles on display, it's hard not to be impressed.
 

paul

Balat's charming cobblestone streets and colorful houses provide the perfect backdrop for a visit to the Antika Araba Müzesi, and I highly recommend taking the time to explore this unique neighborhood.
 

paul

Balat's charming cobblestone streets and colorful houses provide the perfect backdrop for a visit to the Antika Araba Müzesi, and I highly recommend taking the time to explore this unique neighborhood.
 

Anonymous

The Antika Araba Müzesi is a true marvel - a treasure trove of antique cars and rare vehicles that will transport you back in time.
 

Anonymous

Balat is one of Istanbul's hidden gems, and the Antika Araba Müzesi is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in antique cars and vintage automobiles.
 

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