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5 Hidden Corners of Istanbul

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  • 5 Hours
  • Max People :25
  • Wifi Available
  • All Year
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pick up: If your hotel is located in our free service area: (Fatih,Taksim,Bosphorus,Sultanahmet)

Departure & Return Location

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Departure Time

45 min. Before The Tour Starts


This is a walking tour to the hidden Streets of THE GOLDEN HORN DISTRICT to discover the DAILY LOCAL LIFE of istanbul.

– FENER DISTRICT,
– BALAT DISTRICT ,
– GOLDEN HORN,
– EMINONU DISTRICT

Fener and Balat districts are located on the historic peninsula of Istanbul. Once a focal point of the social and cultural lives of Greeks, Armenians and Jews, the Fener and Balat districts are presently inhabited by a mostly Muslim population that immigrated from other cities and rural areas.

Fener was dominantly a Greek neighbourhood since the Byzantine period. In the 17th century, Fener became the residence of upper classes and the bourgeoisie with its hewn stone buildings and richly ornamented house facades. During the Ottoman period, an important segment of Greeks who lived in Fener, who were well-educated and fluent in several languages, held high government positions as interpreters or diplomats. During the 18th century, the majority of new constructions were made of stone or wood; and aristocratic Greek families started to build villas around the Patriarchate.

Balat is known as a Jewish quarter–with a small Armenian population– dating back to the Byzantine period. Balat’s winding streets provided a meeting ground for navigators, seafarers, street vendors and porters. Following the earthquake of 1894 and a series of fires that affected not only the neighbourhood but whole city of Istanbul, the social structure of Balat underwent significant changes: The wealthiest section of the inhabitants left the district and moved to Galata, which is the current location of the Jewish institutions including the Chief Rabbinate and major synagogues. The emigration followed and one fourth of the population of Balat left for Israel after its establishment.

The Golden Horn (Turkish: Haliç), is a major urban waterway and the primary inlet of the Bosphorus in Istanbul. It is a horn-shaped estuary that joins Bosphorus Strait at the immediate point where said strait meets the Sea of Marmara,thus forming a narrow, isolated peninsula,the tip of which is “Old Istanbul(ancient Byzantion&Constantinople),and the promontoryof Sarayburnu,or Seraglio Point.The Golden Horn geographically separates the historic center of Istanbul from the rest of the city, and forms a natural, sheltered harbor that has historically protected Greek, Roman, Byzantine,Ottoman and other maritime trade ships for thousands of years.

Eminonu is the name of the district which is the heart of the walled city of Constantine, the focus of a history of incredible richness. Eminönü covers roughly the area on which the ancient Byzantium was built. The Galata Bridge crosses the Golden Horn into Eminönü and the mouth of the Bosphorus opens into the Marmara Sea. And up on the hill stands Topkapı Palace, the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) and Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya). Thus Eminönü is the main tourist destination in Istanbul. It was a part of the Fatih district until 1928, which covered the whole peninsular area (the old Stamboul) within the Roman city walls – that area which was formerly the Byzantine capital Constantinople.

To Be Able To Do This Tour We need to have at least minimum 3  passangers.

For Exemple : if you are only 2 passengers and if you agree to pay ( 125 € x 3 pers. ) 375 euro we can do this tour .

Price Includes

  • Pick up and drop off at the hotel
  • Professional, English-speaking tour guide
  • A non Smoking Tour Vehicle

Price Excludes

  • Insurance: All Types
  • Items of a Personal Nature Such as Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Laundry
  • Any Others Expenses Which are not Mentioned at the Included Section

Complementaries

  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
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Itinerary

Point 3Golden Horn

Point 1Fener District

Point 2Balat District

Point 4Eminonu District

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