Best of Istanbul: Private Guided Tour to Fener-Balat
History & heritage tours

Best of Istanbul: Private Guided Tour to Fener-Balat

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 7 hours
Do this because
  • Visit historical Istanbul streets with a local tour guide
  • Expand your knowledge with the explanations of your private guide
  • Customize your flexible itinerary by talking with your guide and set your pace accordingly
What to expect

Meet your tour guide at your hotel or at the cruise port and start the tour with the highlights of Istanbul:

Suleymaniye Mosque is the largest mosque in Istanbul and is as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside. In the garden behind the mosque you will visit a terrace which offers a lovely view of the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus.

Chora Church is considered to be one of the most beautiful examples of Byzantine churches, because of its glorious mosaics and frescoes about scenes of the Holy Bible.

You will then continue exploring Istanbul’s rich religious history with a stop at the Church of St. George. Since the 1600s, this church has been the location of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and is recognized as the seat of the spiritual leader of the Eastern Orthodox Religion.

The following stop is Balat District, where lines of drying laundry stretch across steep, winding streets. One century-old Ottoman houses lean against each other in a combination of reds, blues and greens. And art galleries and design shops dot the area along the water.

St. Stephen Church, located on the shore of the Golden Horn, the church is also known as the Iron Church due to the fact that it’s made entirely of prefabricated cast iron in the 19th century.

Pierre Loti Hill and the Cable Car are one of the most popular sights to visit since they offer great views for the visitors. Take the cable car to reach to the top and enjoy the beautiful scenery while sipping your Turkish coffee or tea.

After your tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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What's included
  • Guided tour
  • Private tour
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips (optional)
  • Roundtrip transportation

Alemdar, Basilica Cistern, Yerebatan Caddesi, Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Meeting point:

Your guide will be wearing a tour guide badge.

What to remember
  • Prices are per group (1-8 people) and not per person
  • Museum tickets are not included in the price of this tour and children under 7 can get free entrance tickets in museums: please make sure that you have the passport of children as museums will verify their ages for free tickets
  • Your guide will meet you in hotels in the areas of Sultanahmet, Taksim, Beyoglu, Ortakoy, Laleli, Sisli and Besiktas and start the tour from there. If your hotel or place of stay is outside these areas, by talking with your local service supplier, you can arrange a pick-up point or set a meeting point with your guide
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  • Every day at 9:00am, 09:30am, 10:00am
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Guided Istanbul Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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