4H30M Istanbul Byzantium Tour

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Learn all about four of Istanbul's most history-filled landmarks, this tour takes you to the beautiful Golden Horn harbour, the great church of St Mary of Blachernae, the church of the Holy Saviour in Chora (also known as the Kariye Museum, in Turkish) and the splendorous Palace of the Porphyrogenitus (Tekfur Palace). Your first stop is one of the most awe-inspiring sights in Istanbul. The Golden Horn is a hornlike branch of the Bosphorus River used as a ... Read More

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Tour Duration
4h 30min

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Description

Learn all about four of Istanbul's most history-filled landmarks, this tour takes you to the beautiful Golden Horn harbour, the great church of St Mary of Blachernae, the church of the Holy Saviour in Chora (also known as the Kariye Museum, in Turkish) and the splendorous Palace of the Porphyrogenitus (Tekfur Palace). Your first stop is one of the most awe-inspiring sights in Istanbul. The Golden Horn is a hornlike branch of the Bosphorus River used as a natural naval harbour in the times of the Byzantine Empire. Its name comes from both its shape and the golden hue it adopts when seen from a hilltop due to the reflection of the sun. Visit the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the seat of Orthodox Christianity in Turkey since the time when Constantine the Great declared Christianity the religion of the Roman Empire. Continue to of St Mary of Blachernae, a magnificent church and shrine of the Mother of God famous for its holy water and sacred baths. Then see another breath-taking church, the Holy Saviour in Chora, long ago a Byzantine monastery and nowadays a very interesting museum filled with mosaics and frescoes from ages past. Also delve into the eerie Prison of Anemas, a spooky network of 14 separate dungeons. Finally, visit the imposing 12th century Palace of the Porphyrogenitus. It is the only surviving pavilion of the Blachernae Palace and it was erected adjacent to the city walls that surround the remains of the Byzantine acropolis, a day full of history.

Important Information

Operating days

Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun

Departure point

Guests will be picked up from their accommodation main entrance, lobby or reception between 13:00 to 13:30. The customers must be at the meeting point 15 min before the start of the tour.

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Highlights

Explore the beautiful Golden Horn harbour Visit the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople Discover a magnificent St Mary of Blachernae church and the Holy Saviour in Chora Visit the imposing 12th century Palace of the Porphyrogenitus

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Cancellation policy

You can cancel your tour until 3 days before your travel date

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