More photos
  • Captura de pantalla 2019 06 18 a las 16.14.29

The original Istanbul. Balat and Fener

Your guru: Jose
Questions? Contact with Jose

Foto freetour
  • Istanbul
  • Available in: Spanish

About the tour

We will leave from the pier of Karaköy, from where we will take a ferry that will take us through the Golden Horn to the neighborhood of Balat.

The first stop will be at the Walls of Theodosius, which delimited the ancient city of Constantinople. From there we will go to the Church of Santa Maria de las Blanquernas, a sacred place for the Orthodox Greeks. Once the heart of Balat we will explore its colorful streets and appreciate the multiculturalism of its inhabitants. Our last destination will be the Greek neighborhood of Fener, where the building of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople stands out.

Meeting point
Open in Google Maps
Google on white
How to find me: Delante de la terminal de Ferry de Karaköy
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Tour schedule


What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €5, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (28)


Marisa Fernández Collado

19 days ago

El barrio, curioso y entretenido y el guía, genial!!!.

Nos contó muchas cosas de Estambul, del día a día, muy ameno.

Súper recomdable, para los tour q hay en español.



20 days ago

El tour nos encantó y Jose fue maravilloso, explicando toda la zona, contando anécdotas, narrando la historia de Estambul, reciente y no tan reciente. Descubrimos unos barrios no tan turísticos y mucho más auténticos que el centro masificado de turistas.

Un gran acierto contactar con Jose y dejarnos llevar a los otros Estambul.



23 days ago

Jose muy amable, la visita muy recomendable.


Noelia Concepción Marco Ruiz

27 days ago

Una zona diferente de Estambul y José muy atento, puntual y agradable.


Pablo Glaz

29 days ago



1 month ago

(28 Ratings) Rate this tour