Istanbul: Guided Byzantine Empire Churches Tour

Feel the history of the former capital of the Byzantium Empire. You will visit the Hagia Sophia, the Chora Church and the Church of St. Mary of the Mongols, learning about the history of Byzantine churches in Istanbul.
Private
6 hours
Group size up to 9 persons
Meeting point: the hotel lobby
Children allowed
English
Mobile ticket
Full refund for cancellations up to 24 hours
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
What is included in activity
Hotel pickup and drop off
Hagia Sophia museum skip-the-line ticket
The Chora Church skip-the-line ticket
Free time for lunch
What is not included
Food and drinks
Gratuities

After being transferred from your city center hotel between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM, you will travel with your private guide to the Old City of İstanbul. Your tour will then begin with a guided tour of the Hippodrome, the Obelisk of Theodosius and the German Fountain. You will then proceed to the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque), also known as the Sultan Ahmet Camii (or Sultan Ahmed Mosque). This breathtaking building is one of the most majestic Ottoman mosques in all of Turkey.

Following this mosque, you will head to Haigha Sophia. Often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya in Turkish) in Sultanahmet is easily one of Istanbul's most impressive sights. It also has one of the most turbulent histories of any museum in the world. To find out why it's best to delve back through its previous incarnations with your guide.

You will then have lunch on a private yacht while experiencing a Bosphorus Cruise. Places you will see from the Bosphorus while having your lunch will include the Dolmabahçe Palace (the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire), the Çıragan Palace, the Ortakoy Mosque, the Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Castle, and the Golden Horn.

Your menu during this cruise will consist of 10 kinds of cold starters, a hot starter, a fresh seasonal Salad, a main course (grilled fish, chicken or meatballs with rice and garlic), fresh seasonal fruits, and soft drinks, and hot drinks. At the conclusion of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel or anywhere of your choosing in the city center.

What to bring

  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please inform in advance of your hotel and preferred main course for lunch
This is
individual
excursion
Only your group
Only you, your friends or family will be on the tour. Time on this excursion is time spent with loved ones.
Personal guide
Always at your disposal, your guide will tailor your program and suggest places of interest for children, where to eat and what to see.
Economical
The cost of an individual excursion is comparable to the cost of a group excursion if you are going with someone else.
€300
per group
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Online Booking
Price
Participants
Offer for group of 1-2 persons
€300
per group
Offer for group of 3-5 persons
€400
per group
Offer for group of 6-9 persons
€600
per group
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
Activity book period
You can book tour up to 3 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

The hotel lobby

How long your tour will be
6 hrs
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