The historic red retro tram in Istanbul has long been a hallmark and the most recognizable transport of the city.
The name of the tram is "Nostalgia" (Nostalgia Tramway).
There are two historical tram routes in Istanbul: the first runs in the European part of Istanbul, and the second in the Asian part.
The tram running in the European part of Istanbul is the most visited, recognizable and interesting.
The tram follows the city center, the most famous pedestrian shopping street in Istanbul - Istiklal (Istiklal Caddesi) and binds Taksim Square (Taksim Meydanı) with Tunel Square, where the upper station is located historical underground funicular Tunel - Beyoglu (Beyoğlu).
The tram line T2 is called "Taksim-Tunel Nostalgia Tramway" (Taksim-Tunel Nostalgia Tramway) and has a length of 1.6 kilometers.
From 1869 to 1966, trams ran in Istanbul, first horse-drawn, and then electric. The tram was put into operation again as a Nostalgic tram between Taksim and Tunel at the end of 1990.
Today, the historic tram is more of a tourist attraction and entertainment than public transport. Payment for travel, as well as in public transport of the city (Istanbul transport cards are valid).
During the movement, the tram makes three stops on Istiklal Street: Hüseyin Ağa Camii, Galatasaray Lisesi and Odakule.
The rules of travel in the tram are the same as in ordinary public transport in Istanbul.
There are no other vehicles on Istiklal Street.
Historical tram website: iett.istanbul.
The second line of the historic tram runs on the Asian side of Istanbul. This is the ring line T3 "Kadıköy - Moda Nostalgia Tramway" (Kadıköy-Moda Nostalgia Tramway).
The tram runs clockwise around the ring from Kadikoy Pier to the Fashion district.
This line has a length of 2.6 kilometers and has many stops.
There are several red cars from the 1960s from Germany on the route.
Payment for travel is the same as in the tram along Istiklal Street - as well as in public transport of the city (Istanbul transport cards are valid).
All accommodation facilities in Istanbul, including on Istiklal Street, in the historical center, on the European and Asian sides of the city, can be viewed and booked here