Treasures of Golden Horn

Learn about the old Istanbul through the most iconic places

100 EUR / pers.

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the experience

100 EUR / pers.

Treasures of Golden Horn

Learn about the old Istanbul through the most iconic places

BOOK

the experience

Verified

2 - 8 people

9 hours

Istanbul

Verified

2 - 8 people

9 hours

Istanbul

Full description

The tour starts at 09:00 am and finishes around 17:00 You will be met by your guide at your hotel at 09:00 am. With your guide you will head to Eyup first. One of Prophet Muhammed’s best friends Eyup is buried here. So, everyone wanted to be near him to wait the judgment day since 15th century. And, because of this reason this place turned into a necropolis (the city of the death people) full of beautiful designed tombs and epitaphs. You will walk through these tombs before you take a cable car to Piyer Loti Hill which has a breathtaking view of Golden Horn. After having a Turkish Coffee here you will head to Chora Church which has the best surviving late Byzantine frescos and mosaics from 14th century. The purpose of these mosaics and frescos is to tell the stories from Old and New Testament and from your guide you will even learn what is beyond. After having lunch here you will continue to Golden Horn by walking through the walls of Constantinople and two old districts of Istanbul, Fenet and Balat and then you will reach to the Patriarchate. This Patriarchate is the head of the Orthodox Churches and followed by more than 300 Million Othodox Christians. From here you will head to Suleymaniye Mosque. This monumental mosque is built by Architect Sinan at 16th century to honor Suleyman the Magnificent. With its poetic view and ingenious architecture it is just like a crown on Golden Horn. Then you will walk to Golden Horn through alley ways and Spice Market. Tour finishes here. If you like your guide can assist you back to your hotel. This tour will be run by a private van for groups of more than 2 people.

Highlights

  • History and secrets of Istanbul
  • Local ways of life
  • Culture through the most beautiful monuments
  • Local coffee and lunch
  • Breathtaking view of Golden Horn

About your insider guide

Experience type

What's included

  • Transportation.
  • Tickets
  • Turkish coffee
  • Local lunch

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