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Istanbul Byzantine Monasteries Full-Day Tour with Lunch

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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.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Pickup is available from centrally-located Istanbul hotels within Taksim Square, Şişli, Beşiktaş, Sultanahmet, and Fatih neighborhoods.

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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 Monastery 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
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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
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited

From £80.75 per person

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Product ID: 18134