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Kumkapı – Samatya

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7 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size



Any Languages


Discovery of old Istanbul districts with Kumkapı – Samatya tour. Visitng Şerefiye Cistern, Keçecizade Fuad Paşa Mosque and Tomb. Then the Özbekler Dervish Lodge, Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Mosque and Little Hagia Sophia Mosque. Also the Esma Sultan Namazgâh, Hagia Kyriake Greek Orthodox Church and Virgin Mary Greek Church. Then Armenian Patriarchate, Surp Asdvadzadzin Patriarchal Church and Arcadios Column. Visiting Surp Kevork Monastery Church, Ayios Minas Church and Imrahor Ilyas Bey Mosque (Studius Monastery, from outside). Discovering the examples of civil architecture and street texture and the famous restaurants, the “meyhane”s.

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  • Şerefiye Cistern
  • Keçecizade Fuad Paşa Mosque and Tomb
  • Özbekler Dervish Lodge
  • Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Mosque
  • Little Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Esma Sultan Namazgâh
  • Hagia Kyriake Greek Orthodox Church
  • Virgin Mary Greek Church
  • Armenian Patriarchate
  • Surp Asdvadzadzin Patriarchal Church
  • Arcadios Column
  • Surp Kevork Monastery Church
  • Ayios Minas Church


  • All entrances fees to the historical sites and museums indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional guide fluent in language of choice
  • Lunch
  • Tips
  • Donations to the religious buildings
  • Insurance
  • Beverages
  • Transportation

Tour's Location

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What’s the difficulty level of this tour?
The difficulty level of the tour is low. We’ll be stopping every once in a while to listen to our guide and to take pictures.
Are there any unavailable days for this tour?
Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. So Mondays and Tuesdays are unavailable for this tour. (During summer Hagia Sophia is open on Mondays unless otherwise specified by the museum management.)
What to wear for the tour?
We recommend comfortable shoes and in the mosques and religious buildings modest clothes for men and women. Also it is recommended to carry a scarf for women in the religious buildings.
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