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. 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.
- 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.
|Adult/Child (Age 12 & Up)||$80|
|Child (Age 6-11)||$56|
- Cable car fee
- Glass of çay, turkish coffee or soft drink
- Cruise fee
- English-speaking guide
- 5 (hrs)
Check In/Pickup Location Details
Getting there by tram: Travel to the Sultanahmet Tram Station. From the tram station walk down the hill on the left side of the road. Take the first left onto Ticathane Sokak. You will see Mosaik Restaurant on your right. When you reach Mosaik Restaurant turn right onto the small side street. This is Incıli Cavus Sokak. Fuego Cafe & Restaurant is near the end of the street on the left.
Getting there by taxi: Taxis can prove difficult as often roads are closed close to our meeting point. If you do get a taxi, ask to be taken to Yerebatan Sarnıcı (also known as the Basilica Cistern in English). The Cistern is located on Yerebatan Caddesi in Sultanahmet (Caddesi means road in Turkish). You will see the Basilica Cistern located close to the marker in the map above. The marker is Fuego Restaurant.
- 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.
|Istanbul Heritage: Small Group Istanbul Walking Tour|
Check-in & Tour begins
Tram & Bus ride to Fener/Balat district
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
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.