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Istanbul City Walls (Walls of Constantinople) Tours and Activities

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Marking the boundaries of Istanbul’s historical center, the Istanbul City Walls (Walls of Constantinople) still stand on the Old City peninsula. Built in the fourth and fifth centuries, the defensive walls were breached in 1453 when the Ottomans conquered Constantinople. Today many sections have been restored and cut through bustling historical neighborhoods.

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.70
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$41.70
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.32
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$95.32
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.70
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$41.70
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Byzantine Churches of Constantinople Private Tour (Visits from Exterior)

Byzantine Churches of Constantinople Private Tour (Visits from Exterior)

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Go back in time to the Byzantine times when Istanbul was Constantinople and enjoy an 8-hour small-group guided tour of monasteries and churches. On this tour, uncover the impressive history of Christian sanctuaries that peaked during the reign of the Byzantine Empire. Visit Kariye Museum, once Chora Church, and ogle its frescoes and mosaics. See mosques converted from churches such as Pammakaristos and Pantocrator. Immerse with your guide to discover the history of palatial remains plus enjoy lunch included on this tour. Numbers on this small-group tour are limited to 15 people for a more intimate experience.
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  • 6 hours 40 minutes to 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$262.12
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$262.12
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.66
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$47.66
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1-2 days ⭐️Divine Sanctuaries of Constantinople Private/Regular/Group Options

1-2 days ⭐️Divine Sanctuaries of Constantinople Private/Regular/Group Options

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As we mentioned on tour title, our tour focus on unique, historical, divine and sacred places. In accordance with the content of our tour, our guides are experts in the history of religions, Ottoman and Byzantine history. Our main goal in this program; keep you alive and witness the history,to see the ruins of historical artifacts and to tell the mystical-mysterious stories that exist in history. It’s not a SHOPPING tour
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Istanbul Mosques & Islamic Heritage Tour

Istanbul Mosques & Islamic Heritage Tour

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Turkey is famous for its holy mosques and Ottoman architecture. Dominating an empire for close to 500 years, the Ottoman Sultans realized the importance of these sacred sites of all faith and preserved and protected them. Turkey has a rich heritage of religious and civil architecture, of mosques and tombs and of sites of faith. Istanbul has a rich cultural and religious heritage. We will be visiting Istanbul's largest and most beautiful mosques, which includes some world-renowned sacred sites, tombs and madrasas for Muslim people as well.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.40
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$83.40
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Ottoman and Byzantine Relics-Less known mosques, city walls,local markets

Ottoman and Byzantine Relics-Less known mosques, city walls,local markets

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This is a package of different activities combined for those who don't want to do the same and similar things all day. This tour appeals to those who likes see the different face of Istanbul. We will start with the Topkapı palace where the Ottomans used to control the empire for four hundred of years. Your guide will bring to the live with the stories from the Harem, about the Grand viziers to Sultan skills and weakness. We then will walk off the main touristy part of the city to little known Şehzade mosque which was built for the Sultan's son Mehmet who died in a young age. We will be looking at the Roman aqueduct which has been challenging to the centuries. These are the part of the city where you will only see yourself among the many locals. We will continue to Chora museum which has some the most beautiful and oldest icons in the world.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.14
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$119.14
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8-Day Tour in Turkey with Hot Air Balloon Experience

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8-Day Tour in Turkey with Hot Air Balloon Experience

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Take the strain out of Turkey travel planning when you prebook this 8-day tour, with guides to put everything in context and help the journey go smoothly. You’ll see no fewer than four UNESCO World Heritage sites: Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and historic Istanbul. One convenient flat price includes transfers, guiding, admission charges, most meals and 4-star accommodation—not to mention a magical sunrise balloon flight over Cappadocia’s eerie valleys.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,569.73
$1,846.74
$277.01 savings
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$1,846.74
$277.01 savings
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Explore the 'hip' districts: Fener & Balat

Explore the 'hip' districts: Fener & Balat

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If you want a richer, deeper, and more unique experience of the character, authenticity and traditions of this multi-civilizational city, then a guided walking tour of the Fener and Balat areas in the old city is for you. You will see churches, synagogues and mosques side by side and see impressive sights of religious co-existence dating back centuries ago. Our qualified and licenced tour guides can guide you, as part of a customised tour suited to your wants and needs, through the subtle magic of the narrow, steep and winding streets, detailing their history and present day significance whilst sharing their personal insight.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$268.08
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$268.08
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Dolmabahce Palace & Cable Car & Bosphorus On Boat

Dolmabahce Palace & Cable Car & Bosphorus On Boat

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Combine visits to some of Istanbul's top sights with a cruise on the Bosphorus on this single tour. Save time and energy booking separate tours; this combination excursion also includes lunch for an added bonus. Listen to engaging guided commentary on Istanbul's architecture, history, and culture as you visit the Bazmi Alem Valide Sultan Mosque, the Royal Garden of Dolmabahce, and the Dolmabahce Palace, followed by a 2-hour Bosphorus cruise.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.32
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$95.32
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Istanbul Private 3-Night Sightseeing Tour

Istanbul Private 3-Night Sightseeing Tour

Explore Istanbul with a personal guide on a 3-night private tour of the city that includes accommodations, round-trip airport transfers, some meals, and two full days of activities. Visit historic landmarks, browse the Grand Bazaar, cruise the Bosphorus Strait, and shop for unique souvenirs at handicraft workshops. Enjoy independent time at the beginning and end of your trip, with the flexibility to customize the experience to your preferences.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$550.00
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$550.00
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Fener and Balat Jewish and Orthodox Tour with Galata Tower

Fener and Balat Jewish and Orthodox Tour with Galata Tower

We have a passion for uncovering this unique city’s lesser known historical treasures on foot. Our tour starts with imposing Galata Tower which is overlooking to beauties of Bosphorus and the Old-City. After visiting Museum of Turkish Jews, where artifacts chronicling the history of Jewish people in Turkey, plus an art gallery & synagogue, we take you off the major tourist trail to multi-cultural Fener, Balat and Ayvansaray. These are the old Istanbul neighborhoods where Constantinople officially ends which means we admire surviving city walls of Byzantines and discover historic churches, mosques, synagogues, traditional houses and even the remnants of a palace. Finish off our tour with a relaxing ferry journey along the Golden Horn.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.57
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$59.57
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Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise And Dolmabahce Palace Tour – Full Day

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise And Dolmabahce Palace Tour – Full Day

The licensed local guide will share with you the most interesting facts and history, present the most famous places and hidden corners, answer all the questions.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.44
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Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise -Half Day Afternoon Tour

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise -Half Day Afternoon Tour

City Walls, Golden Horn, Pierre Loti, Cable Car, Bosphorus on boat, Rumeli Fortress and the Leander's Tower by the sea,
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.36
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$89.36
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Hills of Istanbul Tour

Hills of Istanbul Tour

Half Day Morning City Tour with Palace and Cable Car Fee Included With hotel transfers , Professional Licensed Guide
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.94
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$62.94

Istanbul Morning Cruise and Bus Tour with Pickup

Istanbul Morning Cruise and Bus Tour with Pickup

See Istanbul’s magnificent palaces and architecture from ground and water on this exciting half-day tour! From the luxury of a coach, you'll see top Istanbul attractions like the Golden Horn and Walls of Constantinople, and then cover up the colorful chaos of Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar on a stroll.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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$50.00
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6-Day Istanbul Muslim Best of Tour Package

6-Day Istanbul Muslim Best of Tour Package

Discover some of Istanbul’s Islamic landmarks and structures on this 6-day tour. Visit places like Pierre Lotti Hill, the Eyup Sultan Mosque, the Princess’ Islands, the city of Bursa, and enjoy a cruise down the Bosphorus. Learn about the Ottoman and Muslim influences throughout the entire city and take in the beautiful scenery as you explore. This tour is inclusive of all tours, lodging, daily breakfast, transportation, and entrance fees.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$913.45
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$913.45
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.21
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Byzantium Spirit of Istanbul

Byzantium Spirit of Istanbul

Today we feel the spirit of Byzantium of Istanbul. Our first visit is to the natural naval harbour of the Byzantines named “the Golden Horn” because of its hornlike shape and the golden reflection of the glittering waves under the sunshine when viewed from the hilltops. Visit the Patriarchate at Fener which has been the seat of Orthodox Christianity since Constantine The Great’s declaration of Christianity as the religion of the Roman Empire. Church of Panagia of Blachernae, the best known and most celebrated shrine of the Holy Virgin Mary and famed for its “Hagiasma” (holy water) and “Hagion Lousma” (sacred bath). The Anemas Dungeons (seen from outside, The Tekfur Palace, the only surviving Pavillion of the Blachernae Palace and the next stop on this tour is the amazing Church of St. Savior in Chora (Kariye Museum), originally a Byzantine monastery with exquisite mosaics and frescoes portraying scenes from the Bible. The Byzantine city walls will be in our list today. Join us!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$196.64
Price varies by group size
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$196.64
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Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Afternoon Tour

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Afternoon Tour

Enjoy Bosphorus Cruise Afternoon Tour and See Istanbul’s magnificent palaces and architecture from ground and sea! On our tour, you'll see top Istanbul attractions like the Golden Horn and Walls of Constantinople, and Pierre Loti Hill and Cable Car.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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$50.00
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ISTANBUL SPICE BAZAAR & BOSPHORUS TOUR (Half Day Morning)

ISTANBUL SPICE BAZAAR & BOSPHORUS TOUR (Half Day Morning)

CITY WALLS The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.62
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$82.62
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Byzantine Heritage Tour of Istanbul - Private Tour

Byzantine Heritage Tour of Istanbul - Private Tour

The Byzantine Heritage Tour takes you to the most important Byzantine sites in Istanbul. Be thrilled at the Hippodrome of Constantinople. Astonished by the city’s Byzantine heritage hidden under a restaurant. Overcome by the Byzantine mosaics in the Great Palace Museum. Adrift in the Basilica Cistern. Dazzled by the Hagia Sophia. Bowled over by the Chora Church. Conquered by the City Walls.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$186.67
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$186.67
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Highlights of Turkey Tour - Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale

Highlights of Turkey Tour - Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale

Experience Turkey’s highlights during this amazing 8-days best of Turkey tour Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale. This tour starts in Istanbul with visits to cultural highlights like the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia than then take multi-day excursions and discover the fascinating history at Ephesus, the fairytale-like geologic formations at Pamukkale and the other-worldly geology in Cappadocia.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,523.79
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$1,523.79
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Istanbul City Walls (Walls of Constantinople) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Istanbul City Walls (Walls of Constantinople) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Istanbul City Walls (Walls of Constantinople) costs USD 40.00. Guided Istanbul City Walls (Walls of Constantinople) tours start around USD 40.00 per person.
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