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STEP BY STEP GOLDEN HORN: FENER, BALAT, AYVANSARAY DISTRICTS

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Duration

6 hours

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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People Size

Min: 2 people
Max: Unlimited

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Languages

Any Languages

Overview

A Multicultural Perspective to Istanbul
Meet with Professional Tour guide in front of Kadir Has University at 09.30 am. Cibali, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, St. Doors, Rose Mosque (Hagia Theodosia Church), Kantemir House, Fener Greek Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary, Fener Greek High School, The Building of Ecumenical Patriarchate and Church of St. George, Sveti Stefan (Bulgarian Orthodox Church), Balat, the Ahrida Synagogue, Ioannis Prodromos Church (Tur-ı Sinai Monastery), Balat district, the Armenian Church of Surp Hıreşdagabet, Ayvansaray, Church of St. Mary of Blachernae and the Hagiasma (fountain of holy water), interesting Jewish, Greek and Armenian structures, walls and examples of civil architecture.

Some of the indicated buildings will be seen from outside.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sveti Stefan (Bulgarian Orthodox Church): The only prefabricated cast iron church in the World. Also it is the only iron church that remains since the similar iron churches in Argentina and Austria has dissapeared.
  • Fener Greek Orthodox School: Approximately 140 years-old building whose iconic red bricks came from Marseille is the most prestigious Greek Orthodox school in Istanbul.
  • Ecumenical Patriarchate of Istanbul: The Church of St. George, the most senior office of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Itinerary

Included/Exclude

  • Professional guide fluent in language of choice
  • Lunch
  • Donations to the religious buildings
  • Tips
  • VAT (18%)
  • Insurance
  • Beverages
  • Transportation

Tour's Location

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FAQs

What’s the difficulty level of this tour?
The difficulty level of the tour is low. Even if it is a walking tour but we’ll be stopping and resting every once in a while to listen to our guide and to take pictures. Taking few uphill streets in the neighbourhood will be worth what you see.
When is the best time for the tour?
The tour is available throughout the year on both weekdays and weekend. But it is only allowed on the weekdays to visit Ahrida Synagogue.
Is it safe to visit this neighbourhood?
It is pretty safe to visit Golden Horn Fener, Balat, Ayvansaray districts. In a cosmopolitan city like Istanbul, Fener-Balat and Ayvansaray are the best examples of the inspiring culture of Ottoman multicultural neighborhoods. Along our route we’ll see Armenian, Greek and Jewish buildings, antique-vintage shops and adorable cafés.

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