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Istanbul Heritage: Small Group Istanbul Walking Tour


This tour will take you off the normal tourist trail and show you the Golden Horn and the rich Byzantine and Ottoman history that exists near the old city walls of Istanbul.

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Cruise down the Golden Horn, visit UNESCO World Heritage listed Ottoman houses, walk the old Byzantine city walls, visit the sacred Eyüp Mosque complex, take a cable car to the picturesque Pierre Loti Café and be inspired by the spectacular 180 degree views of Istanbul.
Tour Highlights
- Cruise the world famous Golden Horn - the world’s longest natural harbour.
- Photograph the colourful new and ruined UNESCO World Heritage listed Ottoman houses.
- Enjoy a cable car ride to the top of one of the seven hills of Istanbul.
- Learn about the historic Pierre Loti Cafe, the inspiration for French author, Pierre Loti's 1879 book, Azıyade.
- Drink Turkish çay from a tulip glass whilst you take in the best panoramic view of Istanbul from the Pierre Loti Cafe.
- Explore the 1,600 year old Byzantine walls of Constantinople once the protector of city.
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Adult/Child (Age 12 & over)
USD 55.62
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Child (Age 6-11)
USD 38.93
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Adult/Child (Age 12 & over)
USD 55.62
USD 55.62
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 38.93
USD 38.93
  • Duration: 5.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Cruise fee / English-speaking guide / Cable car fee / Glass of çay, turkish coffee or soft drink
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
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  • 13:15 Check-in & Tour begins
  • Tram & Bus ride to Fener/Balat district
    3191505_orig One of the oldest districts in Istanbul where Ottoman Orthodox and Jewish people once lived. Wooden Ottoman houses, mosques, churches and synagogues all next to each other which shows the multicultural and religious ways of the Ottoman Empire. The area is listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
  • Walk alongside the historic Byzantine city walls
    Walls were built in the 4th century AD during the time of Constantine the Great.
  • Eyüp Mosque Complex
    1547362_orig Visit the historic Eyüp Mosque Complex which is a sacred and mystical area where locals and pilgrims come to visit the mosques and the tombs of Muslim saints.
  • Cable car ride to the famous Pierre Loti Cafe
    Enjoy the greatest panoramic views of Istanbul while sipping a drink in one of the cafés where French Poet Pierre Loti was inspired to write Aziyade, a part biography / part love story about his escapades in Istanbul in the late 1800s.
  • Back down to Eyüp by ferry
    This ferry ride gives you great photo opportunities of Istanbul’s Golden Horn with Ottoman houses, shipyards, the old and new Galata Bridge, Ataturk Bridge, city walls, mosques, churches and other historic and modern sites.
  • 18:30 Check-out
Additional Note(s)
    • This tour has daily departure for a maximum of 10 people.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • Drinks and snacks are available for purchase.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 08:30 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 55.62
USD 55.62

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(5.00/5.00) 5.00 / 5
(1 review)

Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 5.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily


I had a great time with my tour guide Salih walking around Istanbul! Since it was low season I had the fortune to be the only one in the group so I ended up getting a private tour. Salih was a very ...more

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Istanbul Heritage: Small Group Istanbul Walking Tour