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Best of Istanbul: Golden Horn, Eyup, Miniaturk & Pierre Loti Private Tour

Duration

4 hours (Approx)

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

25 people

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Guide Language

Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Overview

We are taking you a half day tour that you will get to explore the magical city of Istanbul. We will visit the sacred site at the Eyüp Sultan Mosque and Tomb that is being visited by thousands of faithfuls everyday. We will take a cable car ride up to Pierre Loti and enjoy the city’s amazing silhouette some more. We will stop by at the famous Pierre Loti Coffee house where the famous poet got inspired for all his work and explore the Miniaturk.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the 3rd most sacred site in the world after Mecca and Jerusalem at the Eyup Sultan Mosque & Tomb
  • Enjoy the wonderful views of the Golden Horn and Istanbul’s silhouette on your cable car ride up to Pierre Loti
  • Walk in the footsteps of the poet Pierre Loti and see the café where he got his inspiration
  • Get to see the miniature versions important landmarks of Turkey.
  • Shop for colorful souvenirs at a busy shopping center
  • Enjoy the private service designed only for you and your loved ones

Itinerary

This is a private tour designed only for you and your loved ones.

Our tour starts with us picking you up from your centrally located hotel. On this half-day tour of Istanbul’s Golden Horn, we get the chance to visit one of the most sacred landmark of the Muslims all around the world, The Eyup Sultan Mosque. The Eyup Sultan Mosque is visited by thousands of faithful people every day to pay their respects and prayers to Eyup-El-Ensari, flagbearer of the Prophet Mohammed. Eyup-El-Ensari died in Istanbul during the Arabic siege of the city in the 7th-Century. The old trees, pigeons, praying believers and the large crowd create a mystical and colorful atmosphere around the mosque.

We are continuing our journey via the cable car up to the Pierre Loti Coffee House, located on a hill with beautiful trees. We will enjoy the wonderful view of the Golden Horn and the amazing city scenes of Istanbul. The Pierre Loti Coffee House is named after the famous French author and poet who was extremely fond of İstanbul and wrote as he sat in the coffee house while enjoying the views.

Our next stop is Miniaturk, an open field of miniature scaled models of the best known masterpieces of Turkey that create a fairy-tale environment of İstanbul, Anatolia and the former Ottoman territories. It reflects the revival of Turkish culture and history in all its magnificence. Countless human models, situated throughout the park, such as a railroad worker, Muslims in a mosque courtyard, Jews praying in a synagogue, and flower sellers, portray the lifestyle of Turkish society through ages. There we will get to see and learn about the places that we do not have chance to visit. We will spend some time exploring the colorful shopping center, where we can find some of the best souvenirs for our loved ones.

After our half day journey, our tour ends and we are transferred to our hotels.
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What to bring
Passport or ID card

Not allowed
Smoking

Know before you go
• Pick-up is only available for centrally located Istanbul hotels. When verifying your booking, your local supplier will advise you on alternative meeting points for hotels which are not accessible
Pickup included
Free pick-up service from/to central Istanbul hotels. Please provide your hotel name.

Included/Excluded

  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Free pick-up and drop off service for centrally located Istanbul hotels
  • Refreshments

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