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Private & Guided Fener – Balat Walking Tour

Turkey, Istanbul, Sultanahmet Square
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Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English

Istanbul historically was home to Muslim, Christian, and Jewish communities, and the traces of all three are still all over the city. Explore some of the harder-to-reach monuments and buildings on a full-day private walking tour with a guide. Stroll through the backstreets of Fatih and visit some of the city’s most impressive imperial mosques, before continuing on to the colorful neighborhoods of Fener and Balat.

  • Learn about Istanbul’s cultural heritage from a guide
  • Walk through some of Istanbul’s historically notable neighborhoods
  • See Muslim, Christian, and Jewish monuments
  • Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day.

Highlights

  • Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Valens Aqueduct (Bozdogan Kemeri)
  • Zeyrek Mosque
  • Gul Camii
  • Hagios Nikolaos Greek Orthodox Church
  • Fener Rum Ortodoks Patrikhanesi Kutuphanesi
  • Balat

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 from 4 to 6 4 6 $ 10,00
2 from 7 to 9 7 9 $ 15,00
3 from 10 to 12 10 12 $ 20,00

Istanbul Off The Beaten Track.

Suleymaniye Mosque The first stop is Suleymaniye Mosque was built on the order of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and constructed by the great Ottoman architect Sinan. The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished in 1557. The mosque is modeled in part on the style of a Byzantine basilica, particularly the Hagia Sophia, which was perhaps a conscious move on the part of the sultan to create a continuity and a symbolic connection with the city's past. 1 hour • Admission Ticket Free. Valens Aqueduct (Bozdogan Kemeri) After the mosque, we will have a tea-coffee break at Kadinlar Pazari under the shadow of the aqueduct of Valens. A really authentic square, filled with "buryan kebab" restaurants. 1 hour • Admission Ticket Free. Zeyrek Mosque Walking along the aqueduct will end at one of the oldest and most important churches now a mosque in the city Zeyrek Mosque or Monastery of the Pantocrator, A unique combination of two former Eastern Orthodox churches and a chapel. The Zeyrek Mosque is the second largest religious edifice after the Hagia Sophia to be built by the Byzantines remaining in Istanbul. 30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free. Gul Camii Next stop will be the Gul Mosque, Gul Mosque started life as the 11th-century Church of St Theodosia and converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. 45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free. Hagios Nikolaos Greek Orthodox Church We will then continue to the beautiful districts of Fener and Balat to discover the Aya Nikola Greek Orthodox Church. 45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included. Fener Rum Ortodoks Patrikhanesi Kutuphanesi We will then continue to the beautiful districts of Fener and Balat to discover the Aya Nikola Greek Orthodox Church before visiting the Fener Orthodox Patriarchate The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople is one of the fifteen autocephalous churches that together compose the Eastern Orthodox Church. Since 1586 the Ecumenical Patriarchate has had its headquarters in the relatively modest Church of St George in the Fener district of Istanbul. 30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free. Balat Afterward, enjoy a break from sightseeing to have a drink and we will then wander around the labyrinth cobblestone streets of Balat to see Phanar Greek Orthodox College, this Fener landmark, known locally as Kirmizi Mektep for its castellated red-brick facade, still functions as a Greek school. Then we will visit Saint Mary of the Mongols, is an Eastern Orthodox church in Istanbul. It is the only Byzantine church of Constantinople that has never been converted to a mosque, always remaining open to the Greek Orthodox Church. 1 hour • Admission Ticket Free.

  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Donations
  • Licences tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

5 – 7 hours

English

Activities
City Tours
Shore Excursions

Istanbul
Turkey

Tour's Location

Turkey, Istanbul, Sultanahmet Square

What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during?

The policies on face masks and attendee health are: Face masks required for guides in public areas Face masks provided for travelers Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

What is the policy on sanitization during?

The policies on sanitization are: Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas Gear/equipment sanitized between use Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

What is the social distancing policy during?

The policy on social distancing is: Social distancing enforced throughout experience

What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during?

The policy on staff health & safety is: Guides required to regularly wash hands

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