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Istanbul: Tour of Garipce Village, Rumeli Fortress and Balat

Product ID: 57798
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If you’ve seen the major attractions of Istanbul, this tour gives you the opportunity to see more of this magical place with a knowledgeable local guide. Visit a local village, stop for breakfast, learn a bit of history, and take in spectacular views.
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Duration 8 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Your hotel in Istanbul's city center

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  • Explore the tiny village of Garipce
  • Visit Rumeli Castle, a fortress on Istanbul’s European side
  • Marvel at the views from Otagtepe
  • Stop to see the Greek Orthodox Fener and Balat districts
Full description
Enjoy a really local tour of Istanbul with a guide who has an in-depth knowledge of the city. The full-day tour begins at around 08.30 with a pick up at your hotel, followed by breakfast in a small village located on the shores of the Black Sea.

Visit a 17th-century castle and enjoy the amazing views. Stop to admire the Rumeli Fortress that looks out over the Bosporus – one of the unique monuments of Istanbul.

Continue on with a drive to the Asian side of the city, where you’ll visit the Kucuksu Palace, used as a hunting lodge and summer mansion during the 18th century.

Your guide will also take you to see the Balat/Fener area, which was the center of Greek Orthodox life in the time of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel pick-up and transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Tips

From £144.11 per person

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Product ID: 57798