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Golden Horn and Pera Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Istanbul, Turkey

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $355 USD per trip
  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    9:00am - 5:00pm

  • Starting Location

    Pick up from your hotel in Istanbul.

  • Price Includes

    Pick up transfer to/from your hotel in Istanbul; All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary; Guided Tour; Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach; Professional English-speaking tour guide.


  • See the remarkable Byzantine mosaics at the Kariye museum.
  • Try some Turkish delights in the traditional cafeteria.
  • See the Rustem Pasha mosque with its beautiful Iznik (Nicea) tiles.

Trip Info

Start your tour with a visit to the Spice Market, also known as the Egyptian market. Take a short walk through local markets to visit Rustem Pasha mosque with its great Iznik (Nicea) tiles. Drive through Balat neighbourhood into Eyup district to visit the mosque and Pier Loti cafe, a famous French poet from the 19th century. Take a short drive to Kariye museum, church of Saint Savior in Chora, to see the remarkable Byzantine mosaics.

After lunch, drive through the Golden Horn to the Pera neighborhood and explore. Visit the Galata tower, the Tunnel, Pera Palace Hotel, great consulate buildings from 19th century, the fish market and the flower market (Cicek Pasaji), old churches, and the nostalgic tram. This pedestrian street is always full of people.

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