Daily Istanbul City Walls Tour
Istanbul City Walls Tour takes you around the Old City of Istanbul to show the historical and cultural heritage of the city. City Walls are a heritage of the Byzantine Empire and still stand around the Old City.
Pick up from your hotel in the morning and start to explore the Old City. We drive along the great Byzantine City Walls and stop in Fener (The Greek Orthodox District). Walk around Balat where we see Tekfur Palace (Palace of the Porphyrogenitus), the only palace that has survived from the Byzantine Era up to now. Balat is located on the southern shores of the Golden Horn. It is one of the Jewish districts where Jews were resettled in the Ottoman Empire.
Then we visit Anemas Dungeons. Prison of Anemasis a large Byzantine building attached to the walls of the city of Constantinople.
The City Walls tour continues with Chora Mosque. It dates back to the 12th century. A former church in Byzantine Empire and now it is used as a mosque.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, we drive to Samatya, a local district inhabited by Christians and Muslims together. Then we proceed to the Panorama 1453 Museum where we see the visualized history of the conquest of Istanbul.
Istanbul City Walls tour ends by visiting Yedikule Dungeons ( Turkish Yedikule Hisari, in Greek, Heptapyrgion; meaning Fortress of the Seven Towers). It is located in the Yedikule neighborhood of Fatih. It was built in 1458 by adding three new towers to a section of the Walls of Constantinople which included the Golden Gate.
On the way back, we drive along the city walls and drop you off at your hotel.
- Drive along the Byzantine City Walls
- Explore the Old City of Istanbul
- Visit the marvelous Chora Mosque
- See the heritage of the Byzantine Empire
- Hotel pick up & drop off
- Transportation in A/C vehicle
- English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fee
- Drinks at lunch
- Tips & gratuities
- Personal expenses