Pier loti hill, chora museum, greek ortadox patriarchate church
As I said Istanbul is situated on two continent, the part of ıstanbul situated in Europe also divided in two part with another water called golden horn. This is also the most historical part of the city where ancient Constantinople was founded, surrounding with the ancient city walls. We visit Chora museum, considered to be one of the most beautiful surviving examples of a Byzantine church. Chora is famous for its amazingly vivid and well-preserved mosaics and frescoes depicting images from the life of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. It is truly like a picture book and an experience not to be missed. The next stop would be greek orthodox patriarchs church on the golden horn. For anyone with any sense of history, this site is as holy, as any holy site in Jerusalem. This church has more dignity, grace, and apostolic spirit, than Vaticano and the Moscow Patriarchate (or both combined). This tour also includes picturesque views of Constantinople's old city walls.
- Golden horn
- Eminonu spice market
- Pier loti hill
- Eyüp sultan mosque
- Chora museum
- Greek orthadox patriarchas church
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will come to pick you up from your hotel loby
End location: I drop you back to your hotel
Duration: 6 hours
According to your travel plans we can change the time
We will use public transport but also hiring a car with driver is an option if you would like, please contact me for a customized tour with private transportation included.
English-speaking guide for the 6 hour duration time
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 us dollar - It could be for enterence fees, public transport, your lunch and personal expenses
-Public transport fees
-Enterence fees to museums. As local tour guides with licence we have got privilages to get tickets without getting in line. Only in blue mosque we have to go in line because it is free enterence temple with no ticket.
In this tour only entrance fees you pay is the Chora Museum, which is aproxamately 7 Us Dollar
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or i can arrange for a separate car and driver
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This was 1 of 4 tours with Dilek all of which were wonderful. Dilek went way beyond the tour book synopsis for the historical sites. We four adults gained so much from her anecdotes and insights we felt like we really got to experience the insider view of Istanbul. The ladies quickly bonded and were smiling through the busy days. We opted for public transportation which was itself an experience but recommended if you have the stamina.