Off to the Asian part of the city. Get to the emblematic Taksim Square by the funicular from Kabatas.
From there, walk down the pedestrian avenue Istiklal Caddesi to the Galata Tower. You can do this the other way round, but the walk might be less pleasant as the streets are pretty steep. Taking the old tramway might be a good option.
Have a break with a cup of tea and a nargile at the Galata 2 Hotel terrace.
To end your trip on a nice note and unwind from the city’s hustle, indulge with a Turkish bath break. Note that in general, these baths are not mixed, and that in the smaller ones, the visiting time for men and women alternate.
If you decide to go for the scrub and massage option, beware that they are energetic… to say the least! That’s you warned!