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Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul

See Turkey like a local on this historic off-the-beaten-path tour of the real Istanbul. Go where the locals go, and experience life in the back streets of Istanbul. Wind through the hills of Fener, home to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Church and colorful Greek and Ottoman Houses. Meeting point is Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant

per adult from

$109

NZD

Duration

7 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Light refreshment
    • Practice of hookah at favorite local hangout
    • Professional guide
    • Public transportation; ferry and bus
    • Entry/Admission - Serefiye Sarnici
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey

    The Hippodrome of Constantinople was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Serefiye Sarnici, Binbirdirek Mh. Piyer Loti Cd. No: 2/1, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    The Theodosius Cistern is one of many ancient cisterns of Constantinople that lie beneath the city of Istanbul, Turkey

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Nuruosmaniye Camii, Mollafenari Mah. Vezirhan Cad. Fatih, Istanbul 34120 Turkey

    Located next to the Grand Bazaar, Nuruosmaniye Mosque was built in the mid-eighteenth century and it is the earliest example of Ottoman Baroque architecture.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Pass By: Kapali Carsi, Kalpakcilar Cad. Sorguclu Han No: 22, Istanbul 34126 Turkey

    The colourful and chaotic Grand Bazaar is the heart of İstanbul's Old City and has been so for centuries.

    Pass By: Istanbul Universitesi Rektorlugu, Fuat Pasa Cad. Beyazit, Istanbul Turkey

    Founded in 1933, Istanbul Universitesi (Istanbul University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the metropolis of Istanbul.

    Stop At: Sahaflar Carsisi, Istanbul 34430 Turkey

    The Second Hand Book Bazaar has been a book and paper market since Byzantine times.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

    Vividly coloured spices are displayed alongside jewel-like lokum (Turkish delight) at this Ottoman-era marketplace, providing eye candy for the thousands of tourists and locals who make their way here every day.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Suleymaniye Mosque, Prof. SIddIk Sami Onar Cd. No:1 Süleymaniye Mah, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

    Süleymaniye Mosque. Built by the most important architect of Ottoman times, Arhitect Sinan, this superb monument is Istanbul's largest mosque complex

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedral Church of St George, Fener Rum Patrikhanesi Sadrazam Ali Pasa Cadesi, Fener, Istanbul 342 20 Turkey

    Located in one of the oldest parts of Istanbul, in Fatih, the Cathedral Church of Saint George is a Greek Orthodox Church which is still in working order

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Balat & Fener Tour, Istanbul Turkey

    Formerly Istanbul's Greek Orthodox and Jewish neighborhoods, today Fener and Balat are known for their dilapidated yet beautiful old houses and more...

    Duration: 50 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant, Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:6, 34400 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Return Detail :
    Karaköy Pier, Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mah., Rıhtım Cad. No:13, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Meeting point is Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant to departure the walking tour
    • Minimum capacity is 2 persons. We reserve the right to cancel a tour due to insufficient reservations. We will do all we can to reschedule your tour or a refund will be provided.
    • A maximum of 12 people per booking
    • Our tours are done by public transportation and walking so if you have any serious mobility issues, we advise you to book a private tour
    • Parents of children under 6 years are advised to book a private tour
    • On Religious Fests Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar are closed ( june 4th,5th, 6th, August 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th )
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Real Istanbul Tours

Activity ID: V-23067P2

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