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This is a special tour including some of the most unique places in the city but also which are difficult to visit on your own. The tour will take you to the roots of historic Istanbul with visit to the monuments of Byzantine and Ottoman cultural heritage. As the places of visit are all located out of the touristic centers, you will also have the chance to visit the current daily local life.
Trip Profile :
The Excursion includes professional tour guidance, enterance fees and transportation to the sites mentioned above.
Code : BPIST5
Tour Name : Suleymaniye Mosque & Chora Church & Golden Horn Tour
Duration : Half Day in the morning
Itinerary : We will pick you up at about 08:30 am for the tour. The first stop is Suleymaniye Mosque, constructed by Architect Sinan by the order of Sultan Suleyman The Magnificient. This is the largest mosque complex of the city used as the Imperial Mosque and offer a gorgeous view over the Golden Horn. After the mosque, we will stop by Pierre Loti Hill named after the French Poet who gave the spot his name. There you will find a beatiful scenery of the city and peaceful location for taking a Turkish Tea. The next visit is to one of the oldest and most important churches in the city – The Church of Chora – representing fascinating wall paintings which tell the life of Christ in an historical order. Even though the building itself being small, the meaning was great for Byzantines as being founded at the borders of the city and welcoming the visitors. Today the environment is restored and this is a good place to spend time with local artisans and wooden houses. Driving along the city walls, the tour will end about 12.00 noon with drop off to the hotels. The tour is not operated on Wednesdays as Chora Church is closed. We provide free pick up & drop off service from Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Beyazit, Taksim area hotels and Cruise Port.
Price : 31 Euros for cash payments
8% tax will be added for credit cards payments.