Private Full-Day Tour Of Byzantine Empire Sites In Istanbul

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8am Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We are offer Free transfer service just from Europe Side and just from city Center Hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the Byzantine history of Istanbul, including the Hagia sophia, the Chora Museum, and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. From the 4th to the 15th century, Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine Empire. This private full-day tour with a guide will take you through the ruins of churches, cisterns, and houses to discover the mosaics, frescoes, and distinct architecture this empire left behind. The tour includes transportation in a private vehicle.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Your tour begins when your private driver and tour guide pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship.

Discover the architectural and artistic highlights of the Byzantine Empire that remain in Istanbul, such as the Chora Museum. The Chora Church is known for its ornate and intensely detailed mosaics and frescoes, which are among the best-preserved in Istanbul.

Visit the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, located in the traditionally Greek neighborhood of Fener. This is still the active seat of Orthodox Christianity, and its importance is reflected in its opulence, with gold and chandeliers decorated the interior of the building.

Learn about the Zeyrek mosque, previously known as the Pantokrator Church. Composed of two Eastern Orthodox churches and a chapel, its the second-largest religious Byzatine building that remains in Istanbul.

Discover the splendor of the Hagia Sophia, a Byzantine church turned mosque turned museum and one of the citys most stunning monuments. The original building dates to the 6th century and has golden mosaics and colorful frescoes decorating its walls.

Descend into the dimly lit arched caverns of the Basilica Cistern, the sunken palace near the Hagia sophia. Its one of hundreds of rediscovered Byzantine cisterns that dot Istanbuls historic peninsula, and includes a stone Medusa head.

At the end of your tour, the driver will take you back to your hotel or cruise ship.

Inclusions

Driver/guide

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle

Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern

Entry/Admission - Armenian Patriarchate

Exclusions

Drinks

Food and drinks

Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate