Ottoman Spirit of Istanbul Tour

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Your tour will begin with a visit to the sacred site Eyüp Sultan Mosque and Tomb, where thousands of pilgrims visit each day. Eyüp El-Ensari was the flagbearer of Prophet Mohammed and died here during the Arabic siege of the city in the 7th century. The old trees, pigeons, praying pilgrims and visiting crowds create an enchanting and colorful atmosphere around the mosque. Ride the teleferique (cable car) to Pierre Loti Coffee House and sip a cup of Turkish coffee among the beautiful trees while enjoying the wonderful panorama of the Golden Horn. You will have a birds-eye-view of the Golden Horn during the short cable car ride while climbing to the café, 550 beeline meters in 115 seconds. The coffee house takes its name from Pierre Loti, the French author and poet who was very fond of İstanbul and wrote as he sat in this coffee house enjoying the view. Miniatürk “A Story Land,” will cherish your half-day tour in Istanbul. Your half-day tour will end in Grand Covered Bazaar in Eminönü.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Fuel surcharge

Parking Fees

Private transportation


WiFi on board

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 1 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • For healthier travel experience, we will be upgrading our standard vehicles to SUVs, MPVs and Vans for 8 people or less and 16 or 33 seater minibuses for 9 people or more, both options at no extra cost. All medical regulations will be adhered to during th
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

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

Eyup Sultan Mosque
Our tour will begin one of the most important holy figures in Ottoman Empire era. We are visiting Eyüp Sultan Hazretleri in Istanbul's Eyüp neighbourhood, outside the city walls, near the Golden Horn, the Eyüp Sultan Mosque (Turkish: Eyüp Sultan Camii) stands. The building today dates back to the early 19th century. The mosque complex consists of a mausoleum, the place where the typical born and companion of Muslim prophet Muhammad, Abu Ayub al-Ansari, is said to be buried. We shall visit the tomb as well.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Pierre Loti Tepesi
Time to visit one of the best spots offering a breathtaking vista of Golden Horn. Hugging the hill behind the 15th-century Eyüp Sultan Mosque is a sprawling cemetery of strange, beautiful, turban-topped tombs. For the best views, we will head to the hilltop Pierre Loti Cafe, named after the French novelist and naval officer. Loti wrote his 1876 novel Aziyadé at this establishment back when it was called the Rabia Kadın Café. The journey will be with a cable car. We will offer you a very traditional Turkish tea and some Turkish snacks in this beautiful cafe.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

The miniature park in Istanbul with its landmark monuments and architectonic masterpieces is the largest miniature park in the world. This is the best location for someone who wants to visit Turkey on a wonderful trip as well as introducing the local and national heritage for today and for the past. Miniatürk “A Story Land,” an open-air miniature park exhibiting scaled models of the most well-known masterpieces creating a fairy tale representation of İstanbul, Anatolia and the former Ottoman territories. It reflects the revival of Turkish culture and history in all its magnificence. Countless models of human figures – such as Muslims in a mosque courtyard, Jews praying in a synagogue, a railroad worker, and a flower seller – are situated throughout the park, portraying the lifestyle of the society through the ages. Most of all, you will enjoy the colourful shopping centre where you may find the best souvenirs in İstanbul.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Grand Bazaar
Our final destination for today will be world's oldest market in Istanbul. where our tour ends. The 554-year-old Grand Bazaar is one of the best shopping opportunities in the world. This is the perfect place to end your tour by shopping in the country for some of your beloved souvenirs. There will be some of the best-known Turkish hand-made tapestries, kilims, souvenirs and decorations made from copper and bronze, high-quality ceramics, onyx and leather goods on sale. You can find in the jeweller's shops all manner of valuable craft accessories, from antique gems to the modern pendants, which are filled with gold, silver and precious stones. Walking around the Bazaar is a journey among charming fragrances of spices, bright colours, sweet sounds, beautiful crafts, and the tenting smell of Turkish coffee, of course. Well, a dazzling traditional Turkish shopping experience awaits you at Grand Bazaar, again, one of the oldest covered markets in the world.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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