Byzantine Istanbul Tour Along The Golden Horn

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9:30am Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    In front of the Spice Market in Eminonu.
  • Return Details :
    Tour ends in Eminonu ferry docks, very close to the Spice Market where the tour starts.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Discover Constantinople along the Golden Horn.Leave Sultanahmet for the day and see Byzantine era Istanbul along the city walls. Enjoy a small group walking tour to explore medieval Constantinople. Walk to see Constantinople before the Ottoman Conquest in 1453 over this hauntingly beautiful inlet the Golden Horn


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Skip the line
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions

Know More about this tour

The tour starts with a ferry ride from Eminonu or Karakoy zigzagging both sides of the Golden Horn to end in Ayvansaray. Ayvansaray is where Constantinople officially ended so well see and walk along the mighty Byzantine walls of Theodosius from 5th Century.

The first visit is an extraordinary Greek Orthodox Church Mary Blachernae. The only church in the whole world where theres a service on a Friday morning. Built on a sacred water source, the church is a pilgrimage for Greek people.

You will be climbing the 7th hill of the city as we make our way to one of the oldest Byzantine Palaces from the 13th Century ( Tekfur Sarayi).
The highlight of the trip is the famous Chora, the Byzantine marvel of mosaics and frescoes.
Enjoy skip the line priorty admission with our professioanal guide and learn about Chora Church's history and artwork. 

Then the tour will walk back through Balat which houses one of Istanbuls surviving medieval synagogues and trendiest houses that are now enjoying their second or even third type of use.

In Fener, you will see the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate housing a column, which is believed to have been used for the binding and flogging of Jesus in Jerusalem.
Witness the heart of Greek Orthodox religion at its outmost important church and listen to the non-Muslim society of anceitn Istanbul.


  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Walking tour
  • Ferry ride along the Golden Horn


  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Maximum of 8 travelers per booking