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Eyup – The Ottoman District Morning Walk in Istanbul

Product ID: 18262
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Take a morning stroll through the historic Eyüp area outside of the Istanbul city walls on our guided morning tour. See the famous Mosque that makes Eyüp so important to the Muslim population, and much more.
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Duration 3 hours
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Highlights
  • See some of the most amazing places of religious significance in Istanbul
  • Look back over the Golden Horn from Pier Loti Hill
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Located outside Istanbul's historic city walls is the captivating Eyüp area, an Ottoman district brimming with interesting sights and monuments. On this half-day walking tour we will take you through this long-standing Muslim shrine and show you just why this is such an important place for the local Muslim population.

Our tour begins with a visit to the Mosque of Eyub al Ansari – the standard bearer of Prophet Muhammed. It’s this Mosque that makes Eyüp so special to followers of the Muslim faith, and it's also one of the real highlights of the tour.

Other stand-outs include the Mausoleum of Sokullu Mehmet Paşa, a Grand Vizier of Selim II, the Mosque of Zal Mahmut Paşa, the son-in-law of Sultan Selim II, and the Mausoleum of Sultan Resat, the Tekke of the Kalenderi Sect. Of course, these are just some of the interesting and historic sights you will see during the tour.

The walk ends with a stroll through the Eyüp Cemetery to the Pier Loti Hill, giving you the opportunity to look over the area you have just explored.
Includes
  • English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Refreshments

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Know before you go
Please dress in a manner that is approproate for visiting religious sites.