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Diversity of Istanbul Along the Golden Horn: Fener, Balat, Eyup

Art, Culture, & Historical
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The Golden Horn, an inlet dividing two main parts of the European side of Istanbul, has so many historical neighborhoods on each side of itself. Fener, Balat and Eyup are probably the most beautiful and diverse ones!


In this tour you'll be able to witness different colours and religions of Istanbul and get a flavour of local life.

09:00 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel, cruise ship port or Yavuz Sultan Selim Mosque

09:20 AM

Yavuz Sultan Selim Mosque and Complex

It's one of the imperial mosque complexes of Istanbul and was built in 1522 by Sultan Selim I. It's definitely off the beaten path!

10:00 AM

Patriarchal Church of St. George

It's the holiest and highest Orthodox church in the world. Its stunning architecture and holy relics are a great example to get an idea about Orthodox Christianity and art.

10:40 AM

Fener Streets and Houses

Narrow streets and colorful houses. Time to take capture some cool moments!

11:00 AM

Balat (Jewish neighborhood)

It's one of the most important areas for the Jews of Istanbul. Today it's also where you can see local life of Istanbul.

11:30 AM

Bulgarian Church of Sveti Stefan (aka Iron Church)

It's one of the most unique buildings in Istanbul because this church was made of prefabricated cast iron elements in Vienna and transported to Istanbul all the way through Danube and the Black Sea in the late 1890's.

11:50 AM

Tram ride from Balat to Eyup

It's only 3 stops and takes about 5-6 minutes.

12:00 PM

Eyüp Sultan Mosque and Complex

It's an imperial mosque and the most important Islamic site of Istanbul. Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, one of the companions of Prophet Muhammad, is buried in this complex.

12:40 PM

Historical Monuments and Cemeteries in Eyüp

It's where you can see one of the largest historical cemeteries of Istanbul. There are so many great examples of Ottoman tombstones and tombs.

01:00 PM

End of the tour

We'll end our tour in Eyüp. If you want, you can spend more time in this area or I can help you return to your hotel or cruise ship port.

Ending Point

Eyüp Sultan Mosque

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Guide fee, hotel meet-up

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Food, Drinks, Snacks

Souvenirs

Tour Important Information

Mosques are closed 1 hour before Friday prayer on every Friday. There is also a dress code for religious buildings. I'll send you instructions about it before our tour.

Since mosques are cloed earlier than usual on Friday, we can only start from 09:00 on Friday but there is no such limitation for other days.

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