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  1. Turkey
  2. Istanbul
  3. Chora Church

Istanbul Byzantine Monasteries Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 18134
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Enjoy a stunning look at the center of Byzantine Constantinople on an extraordinary walking tour of the greatest Byzantine sights. Visit monasteries, homes, and ruins with an expert guide to help you gain a deep and rich understanding of Turkey's history.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Meet the guide at your hotel lobby
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See the St. Polyeuktos Church ruins, Pantokrator Church, Aspar Cistern, and Pammakristos Church
  • Visit the Chapel of St. John the Forerunner, the Monatsery of St. Saviour in Chora, and Tekfur Palace
  • Discover ancient Byzantine Heritage on this walking tour
  • Enjoy a look at beautiful monasteries and ancient cisterns
  • Learn the history and myths behind some of Istanbul's best preserved monuments
  • Stop for lunch at a typical Turkish restaurant
Full description
If you are fan of Byzantine Art and civilization and want to know more about Byzantium Empire, then this is the tour for you. Istanbul is the capital of the Byzantium Empire that rocked the world from the 4th to the 15th centuries.

Today, walk in the footsteps of the Byzantine rulers who once called Istanbul home. Visit the St. Polyeuktos church ruins, Pantokrator Church, Aspar Cistern, Pammakaristous Church (Fethiye Camii), the Chapel of St. John the Forerunner,the Monastery of St. Saviour in Chora, and Tekfur Palace on this incredible walking tour.

Byzantine art and civilization paved the way for the Renaissance and modern world as we know it today. The center of this empire rested right beneath your feet, and on your walking tour of Istanbul's greatest Byzantine heritage sights, your guide will point out the monasteries and ruins of Constantinople. You will discover mystery and legend buried deep in these stone houses, cisterns, dungeons, and palaces.
  • Guiding services in English
  • Public transportation tickets
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Donation to churches
  • Transportation to and from the hotel
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages during lunch
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Product ID: 18134