Chora Church & City Walls & Golden Horn Tour :This is a special tour including some of the most unique places in the city but also which are difficult to visit on your own. The tour will take you to the roots of historic Istanbul with visit to the monuments of Byzantine and Ottoman cultural heritage. As the places of visit are all located out of the touristic centers, you will also have the chance to visit the current daily local life.
Trip Profile :
The Excursion includes professional tour guidance, enterance fees and transportation to the sites mentioned above.
Duration :Half Day in the morning
Itinerary :We will pick you up about 08:30 am for the tour (**only Old City and Taksim area with free pick up service). The first stop is Yedikule Dungeons located within the city walls of Constantinople, once used as a prison and execution site for the young princes.Driving along the city walls will end at one of the oldest and most important churches in the city - The Church of Chora - representing fascinating wall paintings which tell the life of Christ in an historical order. Even though the building itself being small, the meaning was great for Byzantines as being founded at the borders of the city and welcoming the visitors. Today the environment is restored and this is a good place to spend time with local artisans and wooden houses. After the church, we will have a tea-coffee break at one of the most splendid spots of Istanbul with a beautiful view over the Golden Horn - Pierre Loti Hill. The place inspired the French Poet Mr Pierre Loti who gave the spot her name. You will again start drive but that time along the shores of Golden Horn through the towns Fener and Balat which are the old Greek and Jewish living sites. Fener Orthodox Patriarchate is located in the area as well where you will have a stop for the visit. The journey will end by driving along the Golden Horn Bridge in Sultanahmet about 13.00
** Please note that there will be an extra charge for pick up service from other locations which will be informed you separetely when we get your hotel details. The extra pick up service cost payable to the driver in cash change please.
Price :35 Euros per person
Free pick up service provided for Old City and Taksim area hotels. Additional cost may be required for other destinations.