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Kariye Museum (Kariye Müzesi)
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Kariye Museum (Kariye Müzesi) Tours and Activities

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Originally built as the Church of the Holy Savior during the Byzantine era and converted to a mosque during the Ottoman rule of Istanbul, Khora Church is now a museum with colorful, well-preserved frescoes and mosaics. Located outside the Old City in the Edirnekapi neighborhood, the art-filled Kariye Museum (Kariye Müzesi) is well worth the trek.

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Kariye Mahallesi, Kariye Camii Sokak, No: 18 Edirnekapı, Fatih
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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

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Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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$150.00
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Skip The Line: 1-2 or 3 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

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Skip The Line: 1-2 or 3 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

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Make your Istanbul adventure totally unique with a 1- 2- or 3 day private sightseeing tour. Opt for a single day and see the whole of the Old City, plus the Grand Bazaar. Extend the tour to include a second day and visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim, and Istiklal Street, plus a Bosphorus cruise. Please note that your guide is happy to alter the itinerary completely to accommodate your personal interests.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.00
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$120.00
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$120.00
$24.00 savings
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Byzantine Churches of Constantinople Private Tour (Visits from Exterior)

Byzantine Churches of Constantinople Private Tour (Visits from Exterior)

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Go back in time to the Byzantine times when Istanbul was Constantinople and enjoy an 8-hour small-group guided tour of monasteries and churches. On this tour, uncover the impressive history of Christian sanctuaries that peaked during the reign of the Byzantine Empire. Visit Kariye Museum, once Chora Church, and ogle its frescoes and mosaics. See mosques converted from churches such as Pammakaristos and Pantocrator. Immerse with your guide to discover the history of palatial remains plus enjoy lunch included on this tour. Numbers on this small-group tour are limited to 15 people for a more intimate experience.
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  • 6 hours 40 minutes to 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$266.67
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$266.67
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Golden Horn and Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul

Golden Horn and Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul

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See Istanbul on a half-day tour that includes a boat cruise on the Bosphorous River, and a cable car ride up Pierre Loti Hill. You'll also learn about the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires as you take in the walls of Constantinople, and make a stop at Chora Church, know for its frescoes and stunning examples of Byzantine art.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.03
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$23.03
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Semi Private - Constantinople Tour of Istanbul: Discovering the Byzantine Empire

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

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Realize the true impact of the Byzantine Empire on Turkey during this 3-hour guided history of Constantinople tour in Istanbul. Step back in time almost 1700 years and discover how Istanbul’s famous religious architecture and monuments took shape during this age of Christianity. Explore prime examples such as the Holy Virgin at the Church of St Mary of Blachernae, the Walls of Constantinople, and the ruins of Blachernae Palace. The legacy created by the Byzantine empire is uncovered on this tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.49
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$48.49
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10-Day Small Group Tour of Turkey From Istanbul

10-Day Small Group Tour of Turkey From Istanbul

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While Istanbul is full of beautiful historic sights, many of Turkey’s most memorable attractions are a long journey from its European soil. Starting in Istanbul, this 10-day tour takes travelers all over the country to see the best Turkish landmarks, the perfect option for visitors seeking an extensive overview of Turkey without the hassle of organizing your own itinerary or transport.
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,151.55
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$1,151.55
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14 Days Private Turkey Tour From Istanbul

14 Days Private Turkey Tour From Istanbul

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Highlights:  Turkey is a treasure chest. Being in Turkey is like being in candy shop. On this trip, you will reward yourself for being in such an amazing country withh all the stories you heard in history classes taking action in this country. You will witness how lucky the Turks are and leave the country by drying your appetite .
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  • 14 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,500.00
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$2,500.00
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Eyup, Pierre Loti Hill, and Kariye Museum: Guided Day Tour from Istanbul

Eyup, Pierre Loti Hill, and Kariye Museum: Guided Day Tour from Istanbul

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Enjoy a full-day Istanbul tour that takes in important sites around the Eyüp District, Pierre Loti Hill, the Golden Horn and more. See the Eyüp Sultan Mosque, the Chora Church (Kariye Museum), the Ecumencial Orthodox Patriarchate (aka Church of St George) and Suleymaniye Mosque as your informative guide shares the history of these Byzantine and Ottoman era monuments. Take in views of the Golden Horn from Pierre Loti Hill, and walk through the historic Fener and Balat districts, before ending the day at the Egyptian Spice Bazaar.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00

1-2 or 3 Day Private istanbul Guided Tour

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1-2 or 3 Day Private istanbul Guided Tour

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Make your Istanbul adventure totally unique with a 1- 2- or 3 day private guided istanbul tour. Optional for a single day and see the whole of the Old City, plus the Grand Bazaar. Extend the tour to include a second day and visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim, and Istiklal Street, plus a Bosphorus cruise. Extend the tour to include a third day and visit Galata Tower,Fener Rum Patrikhanesi,Kariye Museum,Pierre Loti Tepesi Please note that your guide is happy to alter the itinerary completely to accommodate your personal interests. * FULL DAY PRIVATE ISTANBUL GUIDED TOUR FOR YOUR INTEREST *Create an itinerary that suits your interests and set your own pace for the day *Full-day tour of Istanbul's essential sites *Comprehensive tour of the city over one, two, or three days *Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city *Enjoy magnificent views on a relaxing cruise along the Golden Horn and Bosphorus Strait
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.00
per group
$150.00
$45.00 savings
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$105.00
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$150.00
$45.00 savings
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Bosphorus and Golden Horn Full Day Tour in Istanbul

Bosphorus and Golden Horn Full Day Tour in Istanbul

See top attractions in Istanbul by land and boat on a full-day tour. See ancient Byzantine walls, Chora Church, Topkapi Gate, and Yedikule Fortress (Fortress of Seven Towers). Then cruise along the Bosphorous River and around the Golden Horn, taking in sweeping views of this historic city and waterway.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.64
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$83.64
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Luxury Small-Group Tour of Imperial Istanbul Including Lunch

Luxury Small-Group Tour of Imperial Istanbul Including Lunch

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Immerse yourself in Istanbul’s fascinating cultural highlights on this small-group, full-day tour in a luxury Mercedes minivan. Cruise through Istanbul in comfort and style as your expert local guide details the captivating events that shaped this great city. Hear tales of its different rulers, from the Romans to the Ottomans. Savor a 4-course traditional Turkish meal at the famous  Matbah restaurant, then tour the Chora Church, the Hagia Sophia, the Istanbul Archaeology Museum and  Topkapi Palace. This tour is limited to eight people to ensure a quality experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.00
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$140.00
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The Exotic Istanbul - Private Tour (with Chora Church, Fener & Balat)

The Exotic Istanbul - Private Tour (with Chora Church, Fener & Balat)

See second part of Istanbul Top 10 List. Visit the Underground Cistern, walk along Divanyolu Street (the Imperial Road) until Suleymaniye Mosque, the most impressive work of architect Sinan. Wander down to Eminonu area, strolling through the bazaar quarters. Short visit to the Spice Market (the Egyptian Bazaar) and we then continue with the Chora (Kariye) Church Museum after lunch at a local restaurant. Next, you will discover Istanbul's two of the most photographed neighborhoods.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.00
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$132.00
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2 Days Istanbul Tour with Private Guiding Service

2 Days Istanbul Tour with Private Guiding Service

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Turkey is a treasure chest. Being in Turkey is like being in candy shop. On this trip, you will reward yourself for being in such an amazing country withh all the stories you heard in history classes taking action in this country. You will witness how lucky the Turks are and leave the country by drying your appetite … !! NOTE: If your accommodation is not in Sultanahmet area, the price will be USD 70 more per person.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$328.67
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$328.67
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Byzantion Istanbul

Byzantion Istanbul

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This program includes inside Byzantium monuments ... please also check out our other programs ..
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$193.94
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15 Days Classical Turkey Tour

15 Days Classical Turkey Tour

Turkey is a treasure chest. Being in Turkey is like being in candy shop. On this trip, you will reward yourself for being in such an amazing country withh all the stories you heard in history classes taking action in this country. You will witness how lucky the Turks are and leave the country by drying your appetite .
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  • 15 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,910.00
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$2,910.00
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Private and Guided Off The Beaten Paths Of Istanbul

Private and Guided Off The Beaten Paths Of Istanbul

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See a wide range of Istanbul’s cultural heritage and skip the long lines on this customizable driving tour. In the company of a guide, depart from your hotel in a private air-conditioned minivan and make your way into the city. Stop at the Chora Museum, Suleymaniye Mosque, the neighborhoods of Fener and Balat, Pierre Loti Hill, and more.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.00
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$180.00
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Istanbul Flexi : Best of Istanbul 1-2-3 Day packages

Istanbul Flexi : Best of Istanbul 1-2-3 Day packages

Unique Price Offer for mini group up to 8 people. Istanbul Flexi : Best of Istanbul 1-2-3 Day packages is a flexible solution for those who needs a comprehensive tour of the city by a certified guide. The program can be customized according to your needs. The program explores both Istanbul banks including back street to find out and taste the local cuisine while balancing its content with the highlights of Istanbul: Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Golden Horne, Asian Side with Kadıköy and Üsküdar, Pera and Galata including Istiklal Avenue and Taksim Square, Pierre Loti and Eyüp Mosque, Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahçe Palace and Bosphorus Strait with a nice cruise. Sample of Days Structures 1 Day Istanbul Flexi: Visit Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar. 2 Days Istanbul Flexi: Day 1: Idem Day 2: Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street. 3 Days Istanbul Flexi: All above + Kadıköy + Eyüp - Golden Horne
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$202.03
per group
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$202.03
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3 Days Private Istanbul Tour Including Ottoman and Byzantine Sites

3 Days Private Istanbul Tour Including Ottoman and Byzantine Sites

• Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace, Harem section, Grand Bazaar, St. Chora, Spice Market, Hagia Sophia, • Next we walk through the old cobbled streets down to Rustem Pasha Mosque and then the Spice Market, where Genoese and Venetian goods were sold at a time when there was no Suez Canal, and all the spices from the East were also brought here after being loaded on vessels in Egypt. We end the tour with a visit to the Grand Bazaar. Overnight at ahotel in Sultanahmet.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$701.00
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$701.00
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Private Istanbul Tour in 1, 2 or 3 Day

Private Istanbul Tour in 1, 2 or 3 Day

Visit most popular sights of Istanbul with your private tour guide who has skip-the-line priority in 1-2 or 3 days; DAY-1 Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace. DAY-2 Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Istiklal Street, Galata Tower(from outside). DAY-3 Suleymaniye Mosque, Chora Church, Fener-Balat Districts, Pierre Lotti Panorama Hill by Cable Car.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.40
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$99.40
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Exotic Istanbul Tour - Chora Church, Imperial Mosques, Bazaars, Fener and Balat

Exotic Istanbul Tour - Chora Church, Imperial Mosques, Bazaars, Fener and Balat

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Discover the prominent and lesser known monuments, markets, and culinary creations of Istanbul on a private tour. In addition to the famous Basilica Cistern and Suleymaniye Mosque, the well-rounded itinerary takes you to the colorful neighborhoods of Fener and Balat. Enjoy traditional Ottoman dishes at a traditional restaurant near the often overlooked Chora Church. After the tour, relax in complimentary hotel drop-off.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.70
Price varies by group size
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$148.70
Price varies by group size

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3 Days Private Tour with Friendly Local Guide

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3 Days Private Tour with Friendly Local Guide

Immerse yourself in the peculiar mix of Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman cultures on a 1-,2- or 3-day private tour around Istanbul. Travel back in ancient times, be awed by the majestic of the Old City, and find a real treasure in the Grand Bazaar. Take the second day and soak the vibrant pace of modern Istanbul life, discover all alleys of Taksim Square, and get lost among all mouthwatering sweets of the Spice Bazaar. Add one extra day to explore the eastern part of the city or create a customized tour itinerary based on your preferences. · Get an exclusive tour around Istanbul accompanied by a personal guide; · Customize itinerary based on your preferences; · Explore all must-see cultural sights on a tight schedule; · Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$266.67
per group
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$266.67
per group
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1-2 days ⭐️Divine Sanctuaries of Constantinople Private/Regular/Group Options

1-2 days ⭐️Divine Sanctuaries of Constantinople Private/Regular/Group Options

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As we mentioned on tour title, our tour focus on unique, historical, divine and sacred places. In accordance with the content of our tour, our guides are experts in the history of religions, Ottoman and Byzantine history. Our main goal in this program; keep you alive and witness the history,to see the ruins of historical artifacts and to tell the mystical-mysterious stories that exist in history. It’s not a SHOPPING tour
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00
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3 Days Small Group Istanbul Tour Including Ottoman and Byzantine Sites

3 Days Small Group Istanbul Tour Including Ottoman and Byzantine Sites

Istanbul has so much to offer that even long-time Istanbullus struggle to decide which attractions to take visiting friends and family to see. Spare yourself the endless researching involved in planning a visit to Istanbul with this three-day small group tour, which focuses on some of the city’s most approachable sites. From the indomitable Hagia Sophia to the frenetic energy of the Grand Bazaar, this tour offers a fulsome overview of the city where Asia and Europe collide.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$349.07
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$349.07
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Private Tour: Hidden Istanbul

Private Tour: Hidden Istanbul

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Get beyond the tourist sites in Istanbul with a full-day, private tour that combines iconic destinations with atmospheric neighborhoods often overlooked by visitors. Explore a historic university and a series of Christian landmarks, old city walls and a Byzantine prison. Soak up the city’s rich history at an Ottoman mosque and the Chora Museum, whose vivid Byzantine mosaics depict early Christianity. See a palace and a 15th-century synagogue gate, Panagia Blachernae Church and a bustling street full of small shops and stalls stocked with local handicrafts and souvenirs.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$424.25
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Kariye Museum (Kariye Müzesi) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 42 Kariye Museum (Kariye Müzesi) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Kariye Museum (Kariye Müzesi) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Kariye Museum (Kariye Müzesi) costs USD 23.03. Guided Kariye Museum (Kariye Müzesi) tours start around USD 23.03 per person. See all 42 Kariye Museum (Kariye Müzesi) tickets and tours on Viator.
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