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Golden Horn Tour of Byzantine Istanbul provided by Walks In Istanbul - Tours

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Golden Horn Tour of Byzantine Istanbul

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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 51192P76
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport along the Golden Horn
  • Skip-the-line tickets for Chora Church
  • Expert guide and a small group tour
  • Walking tour at a relaxed pace
  • Entry/Admission - Haliç
  • Entry/Admission - Tekfur Sarayi
  • Entry/Admission - Chora Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Fener Rum Ortodoks Patrikhanesi Kütüphanesi
Exclusions
  • lunch
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • City Lines Karakoy - Kadikoy Ferry Line, Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Rıhtım Cd. No:17, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey We meet at the Karakoy ferry dock. This is where we will get on the Golden Horn ferry. Please make your way to Karakoy and locate the ferry dock by the water. Your guide will wait just by the exit. Looking at the sea, Galata Bridge will be on your right.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transport along the Golden Horn
  • Skip-the-line tickets for Chora Church
  • Expert guide and a small group tour
  • Walking tour at a relaxed pace
  • Entry/Admission - Haliç
  • Entry/Admission - Tekfur Sarayi
  • Entry/Admission - Chora Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Fener Rum Ortodoks Patrikhanesi Kütüphanesi
Exclusions
  • lunch
Departure details
  • City Lines Karakoy - Kadikoy Ferry Line, Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Rıhtım Cd. No:17, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey We meet at the Karakoy ferry dock. This is where we will get on the Golden Horn ferry. Please make your way to Karakoy and locate the ferry dock by the water. Your guide will wait just by the exit. Looking at the sea, Galata Bridge will be on your right.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 20 Jun 2020
A note from Golden Horn Tour of Byzantine Istanbul
- All required protective equipment is provided - To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    City Lines Karakoy - Kadikoy Ferry Line
    Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Rıhtım Cd. No:17, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
    We meet at the Karakoy ferry dock. This is where we will get on the Golden Horn ferry. Please make your way to Karakoy and locate the ferry dock by the water. Your guide will wait just by the exit. Looking at the sea, Galata Bridge will be on your right.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Karakoy Rihtim
  • 1
    Halic
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Tekfur Sarayi
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Chora Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Balat
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Fener Rum Ortodoks Patrikhanesi Kutuphanesi
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Mürselpaşa Cd. No:10
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Cem G
Istanbul, Turkey2 contributions
Old Istanbul Tour
Aug 2021
Actually, I live in Istanbul:) And I already visited Fener and Balat many times. I booked this tour for my 12-year-old nephew who lives in Dubai. He loves taking this kind of tour.

Although I thought that I know those neighborhoods like a local man, I understand I didn't know :)

Many thanks to our guide Mr. Cetin for his excellent knowledge. And thanks to Ms. Arzu for her good communication.
Written 23 August 2021
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Oara L
Rome, Italy2 contributions
Fun and informative
With guide like Guzin everything can be possible! We walked several hours throught Byzantine Istanbul, and never have I ever seen that Guzin was out of words to explain or describe the surroundings!
I would definitely recommend her, as she is really social and full of knowledge!
Written 26 September 2020
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Graham B
Athens, Greece1 contribution
Byzantine Istanbul and much more
Sep 2020
Sep 2020: Walking tour lasted about 6 hours including brief stop for lunch. Very companionable and knowledgeable guide who was happy to tweak the tour to include a couple of specific things that I wanted to see. Tremendous history, beautiful churches, lively and attractive neighborhoods - a rich and informative tour and great value for money.
Written 14 September 2020
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Glen G
Brisbane, Australia20 contributions
Great way to see Byzantine Istanbul
Sep 2019
We did this tour last September. It was an all day walking tour which covered many important Byzantine buildings in the Golden Horn area. Cora Church was just one standout of many. A stranger to the city could not possibly find their way around to some of the areas we visited. We had a great guide who was incredibly informative and helpful with general info about Istanbul as well. We visited several neighbourhoods including Balat where we had a great lunch at Maide restaurant. Overall great value
Written 26 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
*Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Walks In Istanbul - Tours
Adil K
Adil K
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A magnificent historic site contains pre Ottomans time as well.
A magnificent, must see site full of history, fallowing footsteps of Sultans we went through dayly life in the Pala
Karchoute
Karchoute
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Great weekend and a lot of insights
Guzin was very nice, instructive and gave us plenty of useful details on Sainte Sophie, Blue Mosque (under renovati
goingnomad123
goingnomad123
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An amazing insight into the buildings, people and history
We had a fantastic time wandering around these iconic landmarks. Our small group were shown all kinds of details th
Terry F
Terry F
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In Awe, and Disappointed At The Same Time
We joined a Small Group Tour (booked via Viator) that took us to the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. We were in s
anonimnamama
anonimnamama
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Balat and Fener walking tour
We spent delightful 3 hours with our guide Çetin exploring this bohemian looking and history rich neighborhood . Ba
208owenr
208owenr
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Walking Food Tour: Excellent!
We had a walking food tour with Sabih as our guide. The whole event was great! Excellent food, great company and a
Kim P
Kim P
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Fener & Balat Walking Tour - Do it!
I booked the morning 3 hour Fener and Balat walking tour. My guide was Sabih and it was just me and him for the tou
Liam_617_A
Liam_617_A
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In-Depth Look at These Amazing Buildings
My tour guide Çiğdem was a wealth of knowledge! I booked this tour as well as the Topkapi Palace tour for the same
Liam_617_A
Liam_617_A
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Great Experience
My tour guide Çiğdem was a wealth of knowledge! I booked this tour as well as the Hagia Sophia/Blue Mosque tour. I
Mitchineurope
Mitchineurope
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Great tour of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia
This tour was a great way to see the two most important sites for us in Istanbul. Of course, it was only our small
221lizbeths
221lizbeths
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Worst service ever
I had this activity scheduled, me and my husband were at the start point, however, they never arrived. After waitin
ravery531
ravery531
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Authentic and historical experience
Çiğdem was such a wonderful, kind, and intelligent tour guide. Not only did she give me detailed background on Gree
beaubo
beaubo
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As For Her By Name- Guzin
We booked three tours with Walks InIstanbul and our online contact was the owner Arzu, who communicated in a timely
BarbaraG157
BarbaraG157
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Impressive living history - hagia sophia
Sabih is a very experienced, pleasant and competent guide. It is a good idea to give ‚free time‘ to the group to lo
TomasB240
TomasB240
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Great Insights and Explanations
Excellent knowledge and enthusiasm by my guide. She was thorough and asked questions to see what my interests were.
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