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Golden Horn (Haliç) Tours and Activities

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Thank the natural harbor of the Golden Horn (Haliç) for the rise of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. The inlet separates Istanbul’s Sultanahmet district from Beyoglu, and is spanned by the Ataturk, Halic, and Galata bridges. An ages-old thoroughfare, ferries ply the Golden Horn to historical neighborhoods including Fener, Balat, and Eyup.

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Golden Horn and Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul

Golden Horn and Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul

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Cruise along the waters of the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. This guided 2-hours boat tour. View the Asian and European sides of Istanbul and admire the palaces, wooden villas, bridges and all of the unique maritime landscapes.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.57
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$19.57

Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace

Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace

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Cruise the stunning Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and experience three of the best Istanbul sights on this adventure-filled full-day sightseeing tour. This tour takes you on a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait to savor spectacular sights of bridges, palaces, mosques and fortresses. Stop at Dolmabahçe Palace for a guided tour and explore the alluring scents and colors of the Spice Bazaar. Visit Rüstem Pasha Mosque on top of Camlica Hill and capture wide views of the skyline. Plus, enjoy a delicious 3-course meal along the beautiful shoreline.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.61
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$103.61

Afternoon Bosphorus Boat and Bus Tour with cable car from Pierre Loti Coffee

Afternoon Bosphorus Boat and Bus Tour with cable car from Pierre Loti Coffee

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This combination tour in Istanbul gives you the chance to see different sides of the city with logistics planned for you so you don't have to worry about booking your own transportation. On a Bosphorus cruise, admire views of city sights such as Dolmabahce Palace and Maiden's Tower. You'll see more attractions on a bus tour, plus enjoy a cable car ride at Pierre Loti Tepesi.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.54
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$34.54

Eyup, Pierre Loti Hill, and Kariye Museum: Guided Day Tour from Istanbul

Eyup, Pierre Loti Hill, and Kariye Museum: Guided Day Tour from Istanbul

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Enjoy a full-day Istanbul tour that takes in important sites around the Eyüp District, Pierre Loti Hill, the Golden Horn and more. See the Eyüp Sultan Mosque, the Chora Church (Kariye Museum), the Ecumencial Orthodox Patriarchate (aka Church of St George) and Suleymaniye Mosque as your informative guide shares the history of these Byzantine and Ottoman era monuments. Take in views of the Golden Horn from Pierre Loti Hill, and walk through the historic Fener and Balat districts, before ending the day at the Egyptian Spice Bazaar.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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$160.00

Bosphorus and Golden Horn Full Day Tour in Istanbul

Bosphorus and Golden Horn Full Day Tour in Istanbul

See top attractions in Istanbul by land and boat on a full-day tour. See ancient Byzantine walls, Chora Church, Topkapi Gate, and Yedikule Fortress (Fortress of Seven Towers). Then cruise along the Bosphorous River and around the Golden Horn, taking in sweeping views of this historic city and waterway.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.43
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Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

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Instead of driving around Istanbul all day in a stuffy tour bus, discover the city’s beauty in style on this relaxing sunset cruise down the Bosphorus, the waterway that marks the border between Asian Turkey and European Turkey. From the open-air deck of your luxury yacht, see riverside landmarks like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque and the Rumeli Fortress, all lit by the beautiful dusk light.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.56
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Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise Tour, Golden Horn Coach Tour and Pierre Loti Tour

Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise Tour, Golden Horn Coach Tour and Pierre Loti Tour

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See Istanbul from three different vantage points on this tour, including a sightseeing cruise, panoramic tour and cable car ride. Take a scenic cruise on the Bosphorus and admire top Istanbul attractions such as the Bosphorus Bridge and Rumeli Fortress from the water. Then, take a coach drive around the Golden Horn districts to see the former Jewish quarter, old city walls, iron-built St Stephens and other lesser-known treasures. Lastly, catch the cable car up Pierre Loti Hill to witness the stellar city views from its hilltop cafe.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.29
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$40.29

Istanbul Boat Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace & Two Continents

Istanbul Boat Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace & Two Continents

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Admire beautiful architecture and capture stunning views of illustrious palaces during a full-day tour in Istanbul including a Bosphorus cruise. Aboard a cozy coach explore the highlights of Istanbul including the Walls of Constantinople, views of the Golden Horn and witness the lively Spice Bazaar on foot. You will then experience a must-do in Istanbul, a Bosphorus Strait sightseeing cruise. The cruise concludes with a visit to the beautiful Dolmabahce Palace where Istanbul’s late sultans once resided. Plus, you will gaze over this east-meets-west city for eye-popping views at Yeditepe or Çamlıca Hill.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.10
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$92.10

Istanbul City Tour with Bosphorus Strait Sightseeing Cruise

Istanbul City Tour with Bosphorus Strait Sightseeing Cruise

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Gaze over land and sea on this guided Istanbul city tour with a Bosphorus Strait sightseeing cruise. Aboard a comfy coach, discover the lively neighborhoods of Fener and Balat, and drive along the Golden Horn for spectacular views. With your expert guide experience the vibrant Spice Bazaar and then board a charming sightseeing cruise to traverse the Bosphorus viewing highlights like the Bosphorus Bridge and Rumeli Fortress.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.29
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All in One Day Istanbul - Historical Tour of Istanbul with Bosphorus Cruise

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All in One Day Istanbul - Historical Tour of Istanbul with Bosphorus Cruise

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HISTORICAL TOUR OF ISTANBUL WITH BOSPHORUS SUNSET CRUISE Combine a trip to both Istanbul's greatest sites including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, and a luxury yacht cruise on the Bosphorus in one day. Take advantage of a special no-wait entry at the Topkapi Palace and skip-the-line access to the great Ottoman Palace during this full-day tour. Witness the classic sites of heritage and history that abound in Istanbul on your full-day tour. Visit architectural masterpieces, marvel at awe-inspiring, Byzantine-era tile works, and see the imperial treasures of Ottoman sultans. Along the way, experience the customs of a bustling bazaar. When you finish exploring the old city of Istanbul, the next thing is to take a magical journey on the Bosphorus. Sail down the Bosphorus passing Dolmabahce Palace, impressive Bosphorus Bridges, and beautifully designed seaside villas along both sides of the Bosphorus.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.52
$138.15
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$138.15
$27.63 savings

Private Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise on Luxury Yacht

Private Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise on Luxury Yacht

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Tick off Istanbul’s most renowned attractions, all from the comfort of a luxury yacht, during this enriching private cruise on the Bosphorus. Beat the hassle of traveling to each location and enjoy stunning views from the water. Admire highlights like 19th-century Dolmabahce Palace, imposing Rumeli Fortress, and the iconic towers of Maiden and Galata while sipping on homemade lemonade and sampling fruit and baklava.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$460.49
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$460.49
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Bosphorus Strait Cruise and City Bus Tour with Cable Car

Bosphorus Strait Cruise and City Bus Tour with Cable Car

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See Istanbul by boat, bus and cable car on a 6-hour tour of the city’s atmospheric neighborhoods, monuments and scenery. See the buildings and mosques along the Bosphorus Strait, with time to visit a 19th-century Ottoman palace. Follow streets lined with historic landmarks to the top Pierre Loti Hill, and enjoy free time to eat lunch, walk or simply enjoy the panoramic views of the city. Descend the hill by cable car, then ride alongside the high walls of the Old City and finish your tour at Sultanahmet Square.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.29
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Full Day Istanbul Old City & Bosphorus Cruise Tour incl Lunch & Tickets

Full Day Istanbul Old City & Bosphorus Cruise Tour incl Lunch & Tickets

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Take in the highlights of Istanbul and maximize your time with skip-the-line entrance at the most popular attractions. Enjoy guided visits to the Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque; browse the stalls at the Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar; and tuck into tasty Turkish cuisine at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, discover Istanbul’s European and Asian sides on a Bosphorus sightseeing cruise.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.68
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Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Küçüksu Palace

Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Küçüksu Palace

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Step into the fascinating world of Ottoman sultans, courtiers and harems with a 5-hour tour of Istanbul that includes two imperial palaces and a 1-hour sightseeing cruise. Explore the exquisite grounds of Dolmabahçe Palace, a 19th-century court surrounded by manicured grounds and water views. Leave Eminonu Pier for the Bosphorus Strait, and spot iconic towers, palaces, mosques and fortifications along the shoreline. Learn about the elaborate Ottoman hunting parties at Küçüksu Palace then enjoy views of the Asian side of the city while returning to your hotel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.56
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Bosphorus Luxy Yacht sightseeing, up to 10person, optional swimming or rental

Bosphorus Luxy Yacht sightseeing, up to 10person, optional swimming or rental

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During the Bosphorus tour, we will have the opportunity to see the palaces, towers and other architectural works that history has left us both on the Asian and European sides. Bosphorus ride is a lifetime experience everyone should do for once. The oldest way to watch Asia and European side from Ottoman Sultans or Byzantine emperor”s eyes. ADD-ONS; we can organize a special tour for your special days, the services we will provide; private guide, wedding proposals, wedding anniversary, lunch or dinner, birthday organization, corsage/flowers, laser pointer, belly Dance show, balloon decoration.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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$200.00
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Bosphorus Cruise & Golden Horn Sightseeing Morning Tour

Bosphorus Cruise & Golden Horn Sightseeing Morning Tour

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Take a boat ride along the Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and wander the Spice Bazaar on this guided tour in Istanbul. Discover the colorful Spice Bazaar and elegant Rüstem Pasha Mosque before spending the rest of the day sightseeing on the Bosphorus, a must-do in Istanbul. Explore the inlet to the Golden Horn, which divides European Istanbul, and capture amazing sights of Rumeli Fortress, Bosphorus bridges, and Dolmabahçe Palace. With serene coastal views of the Old City it’s no wonder people can’t seem to put their camera down as they cruise the Bosphorus Strait.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.80
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8 Days Package: Breathtaking Turkey Tour

8 Days Package: Breathtaking Turkey Tour

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Tick off all the popular sights of Turkey such as Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale by joining 8 Days Turkey Tours Package. You will find the true definition of class in Turkey through the thrill of being a witness to the collection of classical living miracles.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,726.82
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$1,726.82
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Semi Private Tour - Golden Horn and Miniaturk Park Tour in Istanbul
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Semi Private Tour - Golden Horn and Miniaturk Park Tour in Istanbul

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Venture to the Miniatürk model park and see views of the Golden Horn during this 3-hour guided tour of Istanbul’s European side. You will explore the famous Eyüp Sultan Mosque and cruise up to Pierre Loti Café on board a vintage cable car. With your expert guide, discover the beautiful natural harbor of the Golden Horn and marvel at the intricate models of Turkey’s iconic monuments at Miniatürk.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.29
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$40.29

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

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Enjoy stunning, sunset views of Istanbul’s top heritage sites, all from the comfort of a luxury yacht. During this exclusive, private Bosphorus cruise, you’ll sail down both European and Asian sides of the renowned strait, covering highlights like 19th-century Dolmabahce Palace, imposing Rumeli Fortress, and the iconic towers of Maiden and Galata. Guided tours include complimentary refreshments, including fruit and homemade lemonade.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.80
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$51.80

Istanbul Modern City Walking: Taksim to Galata With Secret Passages

Istanbul Modern City Walking: Taksim to Galata With Secret Passages

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This tour takes you into the heart of the modern section of Istanbul to be shown the unmistakable icons as well as the hard-to-find secret spots that make Beyoğlu so captivating. Veer away from the hustle and bustle of Istiklal Avenue to discover the beautiful side streets and historical passages that get missed by tourists and Turks alike. See the Pera district through a local’s eyes and learn about its cosmopolitan history. Area is also famous across Istanbul for its outstanding street food but discovering good eateries in a big city is not always easy. Not to worry, as we stroll Istiklal Avenue, your guide will point out best local eating places, cafés and bars, as well as show you the main points of interest along the way. • Let your guide take you to the hidden backstreets and passages of Beyoğlu • Discover the secret haunts of locals, best local eating places and bars • Sample top-notch Beyoğlu Chocolate suggested by your guide • Enjoy the relaxed pace of a walking tour
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.02
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$23.02
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True Discovery: Full Day Tour and Cruise of Istanbul

True Discovery: Full Day Tour and Cruise of Istanbul

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Discover unmissable attractions on both European and Asian sides of the Turkish capital during this full-day, driving and boat cruise combination tour. Travel by climate-controlled vehicle between locations, visiting the ornate, 19th-century Dolmabahce Palace, then dig into a tasty onboard buffet lunch as you cruise along the Bosphorus to the Black Sea.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.12
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$115.12

Istanbul Bosphorus Lunch Cruise Half day Afternoon

Istanbul Bosphorus Lunch Cruise Half day Afternoon

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Istanbul bosphorus cruise is avaible everyday. Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise is an exellent activity to do in Istanbul. Lunch on the Istanbul bosphorus by the boat cruise and sightseeing in between Asia and Eurpe watching both sides. The Bosphorus Lunch Cruise is one of the best ways to discover Istanbul in its full beauty.The Bosphorus strait,which separetes the two continents and connects the Black sea to the Marmara Sea is the only water canal in the world where you can cruise between Europe and Asia.Along this unique strait of 32 km with three suspension bridges you will admire the stunning panorama of the city.With so many monuments which are fully visible only boat,such as Dolmabahçe,Çırağan and Beylerbeyi palace and moe than 600 beautiful seaside residences of Istanbul dating between 17th and 20th century,your experience will be breathtaking
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.78
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$28.78

Semi Private - Constantinople Tour of Istanbul: Discovering the Byzantine Empire

Semi Private - Constantinople Tour of Istanbul: Discovering the Byzantine Empire

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Realize the true impact of the Byzantine Empire on Turkey during this 3-hour guided history of Constantinople tour in Istanbul. Step back in time almost 1700 years and discover how Istanbul’s famous religious architecture and monuments took shape during this age of Christianity. Explore prime examples such as the Holy Virgin at the Church of St Mary of Blachernae, the Walls of Constantinople, and the ruins of Blachernae Palace. The legacy created by the Byzantine empire is uncovered on this tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.05
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$46.05

Golden Horn Tour of Byzantine Istanbul
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Golden Horn Tour of Byzantine Istanbul

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Leave Sultanahmet for the day and see Byzantine era Istanbul along the famous city walls. Enjoy a small-group tour of the Chora Church by an expert guide Relax on a local vehicle along the Golden Horn zigzagging both sides of this inlet Savor a local lunch in Balat which is a residential neighborhood Visit the Greek Orthodox Patriarchal Church in Fener to talk about non-Muslim Istanbul
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.37
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