8 Hour
Duration
Istanbul
Location
Jan. to Dec.
Month
Year-round
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Private Fener and Balat Tour lets Tour to the  the richest in history, most fascinating and the most authentic areas of Istanbul.

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1 Pax 100 USD [Total]
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    DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Istanbul Hotels / Port, Istanbul Hotels / Port
    DEPARTURE TIME Between 08.00 – 09.00 AM
    WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing.
    VISITING Balat, St. Stephen Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Thedosius Walls, Fener Rum Lisesi, Chora Church, Suleymaniye Mosque
    INCLUDED
    Pick-up and drop-off service
    Services of an expert local guide
    Entrance fees to attractions
     Private transportation in a non-smoking air-conditioned vehicle
    NOT INCLUDED
    Lunch
    Drinks
    Personal Expenses
    Tips and gratitues

     

    Highlights:

    Balat Area
    St Stephen Bulgarian Orthodox Church
    Thedosius Walls
    Fener Rum lisesi
    Chora Church.
    Suleymaniye Mosque

    Balat: it is a neighborhood traditionally inhabited by Jews until they immigrated to Israel in the twentieth century. Bus rides with panoramic views of the walls of Theodosius: where the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II walled the seven hills of Rome to protect the new city of Attila the Hun and the Bulgarian Orthodox Church of Saint Stephen, and their beauty is visible dominant from a distance. It is completely made of cast iron, although it seems stone. It is one of the few cast iron churches around the world that are preserved in their original format.

    It continues to Eyup district for a memorable cable car ride up the hill from Pierre Loti and relax with a delicious Turkish tea or a drink at the famous Pierre Loti coffee. This coffee, typically oriental in its architecture, is located behind the Eyup Mosque on top of the hill. Coffee was named after the famous French writer Pierre Loti (1850-1923), who came here to work and see the enchanting panorama of Istanbul. Then we will visit Chora Church;  Considered one of the finest examples of Byzantine church that can be seen today. The interior is richly covered with mosaics and frescoes that make it one of the most important works bequeathed by the Byzantine artists

    Fener: This neighborhood was once home to the Greeks and their houses are typically Greek style. The Greek Fener Rum Lisesi high school: the building of magnificent and unique red brick, Fener dominates from the top of the hill. Here we visit the St. George Orthodox Church (Patriarchate of Constantinople): The equivalent of San Pedro in Rome for Catholics. The historic and symbolic importance of this place is huge. It is one of the five main centers of Christianity. Visit Pammakaristos (Fethiye Camii): the main building continues to serve as a mosque, while the parekklesion became a museum. It hosted the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate until 1568. It contains the largest amount of Byzantine mosaics in Istanbul after St. Sophia, the Church of St. Saviour in Chora.

    Imperial Suleymaniye Mosque: considered the most beautiful of all imperial mosques in Istanbul. It was built by Sinan. It was in the gardens of this complex where Roxelana Suleiman and his wife did build their mausoleums, and nearby Sinan built his own tomb.

    Then you enjoy the Nargile with the locals in Istanbul in Corlulu Ali Pasa (Yeniçeriler Caddesi No.36 / 28): the charm of smoking hookah, custom in the Middle East. This is the most authentic place to do it, an oasis for locals and tourists. Relax between carpets and lamps colorful mosaics, while the aromas floating fruity snuff. It is a sensory delight in a mystical atmosphere.

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    Tour Reviews

    5.00 based on 1 review
    February 2, 2016

    I took this tour with my family in late November and was floored by not only the city itself but the professionalism, knowledge, and courtesy of our guide. Not only did dutifully educate us concerning every aspect of Turkish, Byzantine, Roman, and Fener and Balakt history but he pointed out local watering holes, restaurants, and served as a handy interpreter and amateur photographer. Private Fener and Balat Tour runs a good team, I would recommend this to anyone interested in immersing themselves in the Istanbul Experience as a traveler rather than just observing externally as a tourist. Will be back and will recommend to all who travel to Istanbul and Ada Vegas Travel agency. Thank you very much for everything.

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