Best of Istanbul: private guided tour to Fener-Balat

Istanbul, Turkey
Free cancellation
Language : English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese
Mobile voucher accepted
Validity: Duration upto 7 Hours
What to expect

Meet your guide at your hotel and start your private tour of the highlights of Istanbul! Enjoy total immersion in the rich history of the city and see some of its most important monuments and neighborhoods, from Suleymaniye Mosque to Balat and Fener districts. Then, take the cable car and enjoy breathtaking city views from the top of Pierre Loti Hill!The first stop on your tour will be the impressive Suleymaniye Mosque, the largest mosque in Istanbul. In the garden behind the mosque, you will find a terrace that offers a lovely view of the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus. Next, you'll visit the Church of St. George in the Fener district. Since the 1600s, this church has been the location of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and is recognized as the seat of the spiritual leader of the Eastern Orthodox Religion.You'll then explore the Balat district, where lines of drying laundry stretch across steep, winding streets. Here, art galleries and design shops alternate with old Ottoman houses leaning against each other in a combination of reds, blues, and greens. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Bulgarian St. Stephen Church, also known as the Iron Church as it's made entirely of prefabricated cast iron, and the Rahmi Koc Museum, the industrial and cultural museum founded by the Koc family.Finally, take the cable car and reach the top of Pierre Loti Hill for great views of the city. Enjoy the beautiful scenery while sipping your Turkish coffee or tea, the perfect conclusion to a memorable experience in Istanbul! As an alternative, you can visit the Kadikoy district on the Asian side, the modern face of Istanbul full of pubs, cafés, taverns, bookstores and art galleries.

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$ 250