Tour overview

Sights to visit in today’s Istanbul Tour; Golden Horn Cruise, Eyup-Fener-Balat

Welcome to Istanbul city which was once Constantinople,

Today we will visit Golden Horn of Istanbul, one from ancient Byzantine era and the other is from Ottoman age. You will see relics of both world empires to comprehend history in depth with explanations of your professional local tour guide in 4 hours.

Accompany of a local and knowledgeable person during your tour here will make you more comfortable and give you a chance to learn more both about history, culture, art, and architecture of the city.

Your tour guide will meet you at *Karakoy Tram Station and make your way to port first for cruise and then walking in historical districts which are identified with different religions.


  • Private Tour
  • Private Professional Tour Guide
  • Skip-the-line-priority to buy museum tickets

Not Included

  • Entrance Fees
  • Transportation
  • Guide Tips
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Meeting With Your Guide

Meeting point is entrance gate of *Karakoy Tram Station to start your tour. Your guide will have tour guide badge/license on his/her neck for notice

Golden Horn Cruise

Public ferry from Karakoy to Eyup Pier to enjoy beauty of Golden Horn seeing both sides of it with live commentary of tour expert guide. Duration of cruise is approximately 45 minutes and it costs 5 Turkish Lira if you have Istanbul kart.

Pierre Loti Hill

Famous poet who was in love with Istanbul was writing his poems looking from this hill and as a sign of respect people named the hill as Pierre Loti after his death. Today we will use cable car to climb and watch panaromic view of Istanbul and Golden Horn.

Eyup Sultan Mosque and Tomb

The most well known Sahabe Tomb in Istanbul is in Eyup Sultan Mosque who was the person having Prophet Mohammed as guest in his house. With purpose of conquesting Constantinople city he joined campaign and martyred in this area, in his memory the area named as Eyup Sultan.

Balat District

The colorful houses of Balat area is the sign of peninsula with umbrellas and clothes on rope between houses to dry, not as colorful as Italian houses however almost same style as area was mostly inhabited by Latin people before conquest. After conquest of Constantinople these people migrated from Istanbul to Italy which also started Renaissence Movement in Europe.

Fener District and The Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarchate

Home for some famous Turkish tv series and soap operas definitely you will remember scenes from television in this art of Istanbul with small two storey houses and sincere people who is fun and kind for all cultures. The Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarchate is Greek Orthodox Church of Istanbul, we will visit that and other important churches can be added to your itinerary according to your preference.

End of Your Tour

Your tour will be completed here and please feel free to contact us if you would like to extend your tour with our alternatives and visit other wonders of Istanbul.

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