Golden Horn Tour of Byzantine Istanbul

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Leave Sultanahmet for the day and see Byzantine-era Istanbul along the famous city walls.

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

What's Included

Expert guide and a small group tour

Transport along the Golden Horn

Walking tour at a relaxed pace

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 8
  • ADULT: Age: 9 - 99

Additional Info

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Karakoy Rihtim
Meet your expert guide and join your small group tour to discover lesser-known parts of Istanbul.
Jump on a small vehicle and start going up west on the Golden Horn.

• Admission Ticket Free

Start your discovery onboard a small vehicle along the Golden Horn. It's a very protected inlet and we see both sides of it going up west towards Eyup.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Walls of Theodosius
Leave the vehicle at the western end of the Golden Horn and walk up the seventh hill of Istanbul along the Byzantine land walls.
Learn about the medieval protection system of the city and discuss the war for the conquest of the city between the Turks and the Greeks.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tekfur Sarayi
See the outer walls of the Byzantine Palace as your guide talks about the Fourth Crusade to Istanbul.
Visit the Museum of the Palace and walk around this medieval Byzantine building.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Walk a very residential neighborhood of upscale Jewish families and enjoy a lunch break in the local market by the old synagogue.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Fener Rum Ortodoks Patrikhanesi Kutuphanesi
Discover Fener neighborhood with its colorful buildings and lively local life. Watch children play on the streets, and learn about the Greek past of Istanbul.
Visit and learn about the most prominent Greek Orthodox church in Istanbul and admire its timeless relics.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Bulgarian Orthodox Church
Visit the extraordinary church of St.Stefan's along the Golden Horn: the only cast-iron church in Istanbul.
Learn about this unique structure from your guide as they end their tour and get back to Karakoy.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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