Semi Private - Constantinople Tour of Istanbul: Discovering the Byzantine Empire

Walk back to history
Discover the splendor of Byzantine Istanbul, the ancient city of Constantinople, on this fascinating 3-hour history tour led by an expert guide. The empire that kick-started Christianity in Turkey (around 330 AD) spawned a rich legacy of religious monuments and architecture, and you’ll see the best examples of these on your tour. Visit a shrine to the Holy Virgin at the Church of St Mary of Blachernae, explore the ruins of ancient Blachernae Palace, walk around the Walls of Constantinople, and more!

per adult from

$64

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Duration

3 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pickup
    • Professional guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Cathedral Church of St George
    • Entry/Admission - Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
    • Entry/Admission - Tekfur Sarayi
    • Entry/Admission - Chora Museum
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel drop-off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Halic, Istanbul Turkey

    Natural naval harbour of the Byzantines named as Golden Horn because of its hornlike shape and golden reflection of the glittering waves under sunshine when viewed from the hill tops.


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

    Visit the Patriarchate at Fener which is the seat of Orthodox Christianity since Constantine The Great’ s declaration of Christianity as the religion of Roman Empire.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Walls of Constantinople (Istanbul City Walls), Istanbul Turkey

    Byzantine City Walls surrounded the Acropolis of Byzantium with 22 kms. long fortification with 96 towers and 9 main gates dating back to the 5th century.

    Stop At: Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Sadrazam Ali Pasa Cad. No:35 Fener, Fatih, Istanbul Turkey

    Visit the Patriarchate at Fener which is the seat of Orthodox Christianity since Constantine The Great’ s declaration of Christianity as the religion of Roman Empire.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tekfur Sarayi, Hocacakir Caddesi, Istanbul Turkey

    Tekfur Palace (from outside) built in the 12th century adjacent to the city walls. The only surviving pavillion of the Blachernae Palace.


    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Chora Museum, Kariye Mahallesi, Kariye Camii Sokak, No: 18 EdirnekapI Fatih, Istanbul 34087 Turkey

    St. Savior in Chora (Kariye Museum), originally a Byzantine monastery with fantastic mosaics and frescoes portraying scenes from the bible, the life and miracles of Jesus.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Tamara Restaurant, Sultan Ahmet, Küçük Ayasofya Cd. No:14, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Guests who do not want an early pick up, they need to come to meeting point which is in front of Tamara Restaurant at 13:45
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please note: When reconfirming your booking, your local supplier will advise you on alternative meeting points for hotels which are not accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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 10 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • 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 - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by Plan Tours

Activity ID: V-5828BYZANTIUMHIST

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