Istanbul Half Day Tour: Walk back Into the History

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Istanbul Half Day Tour: Walk back Into the History

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  • Tour DurationTour duration: 4h
  • Tour TimeUpcoming departures:
    • 27.06.2017: 14:00
    • 04.07.2017: 14:00
    • 11.07.2017: 14:00

    This tour must be booked at least 48 hours before departure

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  • Suitable for families, young and seniors Suitable for families, young and seniors
  • UNESCO site UNESCO site
  • Hotel Pick-up Service Hotel Pick-up Service

Why you should go

Enjoy in 4-hour tour and walk back into rich history of Istanbul. Discover Golden Horn, natural naval harbour, visit the Patriarchate, explore the Church of Panagia of Blachernae and many other magnificient attractions.

Highlights

  • Discover Golden Horn, natural naval harbour
  • Visit the Patriarchate at Fener which is the seat of Orthodox Christianity
  • Explore the Church of Panagia of Blachernae
  • Discover Anemas Dungeons,unique in the world with its historical and architectural structure
  • See Tekfur Palace, St. Savior in Chora (Kariye Museum) and Byzantine City Walls

What shall I see

Natural naval harbour of the Byzantines named as Golden Horn because of its hornlike shape and golden reflection of the glittering waves under sunshine when viewed from the hill tops.

Visit the Patriarchate at Fener which is the seat of Orthodox Christianity since Constantine The Great’s declaration of Christianity as the religion of Roman Empire.

Church of Panagia of Blachernae, the best known and most celebrated shrine of the Holy Virgin famed with the “Hagiasma” (holy water) and the “Hagion Lousma” (sacred bath).

Anemas Dungeons (from outside) were part of the Blachernae Palace, unique in the world with its historical and architectural structure. It consists of 14 separate dungeons, each having 2 basements below sea-level with cells for the prisoners and two towers. It was used as a prison for high ranked statesmen.

Tekfur Palace (from outside) built in the 12th century adjacent to the city walls. The only surviving pavillion of the Blachernae Palace.

St. Savior in Chora (Kariye Museum), originally a Byzantine monastery with fantastic mosaics and frescoes portraying scenes from the bible, the life and miracles of Jesus.

Byzantine City Walls surrounded the Acropolis of Byzantium with 22 kms. long fortification with 96 towers and 9 main gates dating back to the 5th century.

Price includes

  • Drop-Off Back To Your Hotel
  • Guide
  • Pick-up from any hotel
  • Transportation

Good to know

Guarantee departure only Tuesday afternoons. Not available other days.

Pick-up service

  • Free Transfers from any Istanbul Hotel (only centrally located and accesable hotels
  • Some streets are narrow and it’s not possible to access them by busses and some hotels are far away from city center so they are not on our free shuttle route)
  • For those with hotel pick-up, please call 24 hours prior to your departure to reconfirm your tour and schedule your hotel pick-up
  • On the day of your tour, please be ready at least 10 minutes before your scheduled pick-up time
  • Pick ups take 45 to 60 minutes and guests who don’t want to spend time on shuttles can come to our meeting point

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