Tour Information

This half-day tour visiting the Golden Horn area includes Suleymaniye Mosque, City Walls, Chora Church and Pierre Loti Hill. This tour includes the places that are diffucult to reach by public transport and considered to be some of the most important plac
This is a special tour including some of the most unique places in the city but also which are difficult to visit on your own. The tour will take you to the roots of historic Istanbul with visit to the monuments of Byzantine and Ottoman cultural heritage. As the places of visit are all located out of the touristic centers, you will also have the chance to visit the current daily local life.

Trip Profile :
The Excursion includes professional tour guidance, enterance fees and transportation to the sites mentioned above.

Excursion Details
Code : EFN5
Tour Name : Suleymaniye Mosque & Chora Church & Golden Horn Tour
Duration : Half Day Morning or Afternoon
Itinerary : We will pick you up from your hotel for the tour. The first stop is Suleymaniye Mosque, constructed by Architect Sinan by the order of Sultan Suleyman The Magnificient.  This is the largest mosque complex of the city used as the Imperial Mosque and offer a gorgeous view over the Golden Horn. After the mosque, we will stop by Pierre Loti Hill named after the French Poet who gave the spot his name. There you will find a beatiful scenery of the city and peaceful location for taking a Turkish Tea. The next visit is to one of the oldest and most important churches in the city - The Church of Chora - representing fascinating wall paintings which tell the life of Christ in an historical order. Even though the building itself being small, the meaning was great for Byzantines as being founded at the borders of the city and welcoming the visitors. Today the environment is restored and this is a good place to spend time with local artisans and wooden houses. Driving along the city walls, the tour will end about 12.00 noon with drop off to the hotels. The tour is not operated on Wednesdays as Chora Church is closed. Drop off at your hotel after the tour. 

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