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Fener-Balat Walking Tour by Art Historian

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on July 15, 2021

Welcome to my tour I'm Kubra. I'm professional tour guide in Istanbul. I'am not an agency but a guide who wants you to have best experience while you are here at Istanbul Having an education in Art History we wanted to show people all around the world about the city which we love. That's why we've started tours in Istanbul in which we wish you to love this city as much as we do. Now if you are here in Istanbul or still making planning, join us to see Istanbul as we do, enjoy Istanbul as we do. Learn the culture, it's both dark and bright history hosting two empires that ruled the world. We have a very important sentence for us here by Rumi the poet : “Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.” This is the motto for Istanbul, it will welcome you just like in this sentence ! See you on the next tour.

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Tour description

Hey  👋🏽
I'm Kubra, Professional Tour guide

Are you curious about the history and  culture of Istanbul?
Or do you want to do different tour other than the all the things you've seen at the Istanbul?

Make yourself ready to be charmed by the multicultural life of Fener- Balat used to share with many nationalities living in an empire called Ottoman Empire. Greeks, Armenians, Jews, Turks and more living side by side in which you will see a mosque then a church and a synagogue next to each other  !

  This  Walking Tour Includes  : 

📌Greek Patriarchate Orthodox 
📌Private Marashli Greek Primary School
📌Colorful Stairs
📌Dimitrie Cantemir House Romanian Prince and Lord of Bogdan (Moldovia)
📌Church of Saint Mary of the Mongols (Bloody Mary Church) 1266
📌Phanar Greek Orthodox College 1881-Present
📌Aya Yorgi Metakhion Jerusalem
📌Panagia Paramythia Church 16.century
📌Sveti Stefan Bulgarian Church- 1896
📌Wooden Minaret Mosque -1458
📌Stair Hill Historic Balat Houses-Unesco Culture Heritage
📌Antiques-Çifit Bazaar
📌Ahrida Synagogue

Importontant Informations for our Guests:

-This tour is done with small numbers of groups and being the full time professional job of me ,and the  expectation  for the  rewarding is   minimum= 10£/10$/200TL per person

~This tour is in English, it is much more advised if you can speak it.~

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  • Meeting point:
    Balat, Fener, 34087 Fatih/İstanbul, T...
    Balat, Fener, 34087 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Ales... 29 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Kübra was such a great guide! she is so passionate about her job and is very knowledgeable about the history of Istanbul! I would recommend to follow the Fener Balat tour with her! Don’t expect beauties such in Istanbul old city center but it’s anyway interesting!
Maria 25 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Very nice tour and very professional and kind guide
Liliána 25 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Kübra told us many interesting facts about the history, and her way of storytelling was very interesting. Overall we enjoyed the tour a lot
Mich... 23 May 2023

Must do!
Jeff 22 May 2023
San Antonio

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Travelled in group - May 2023
Kubra is a great guide. She is a great storyteller and was very engaging. Her stops and explanations are well timed and thought out. It covers an interesting, less traveled part of the city. It is a must do.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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