Free tour

Karakoy, Eyüp Sultan via Ferry and Pierre Loti Hill

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

Awareness Through Walking Tours.. As licensed tour guides in several languages, we created for you thematic and boutique tours under an official tour agency. We share with you necessary information & narrated stories. Listen to the stories from our guides with max 15 walkers and catch more motivated & connected group tours. P.S Our guides are professional licensed tour guides so they earn their living from these tours. Therefore, please have a look at the tipping recommendation in tour descriptions. Also, keep your communication channels open so that we can reach you in case of delay or cancellation.

Show more
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

We will have a journey in two sites of Golden Horn River through walking and taking the ferry. 

We will walk in the backstreets of Karakoy then we will see the panoramic view of Constantinople (Old City) from a public boat  with zigzags in the Golden Horn River. We will make a final from a hill where the famous French author Pierre Loti had his coffee and wrote his book on Istanbul. 

 'by 1st Walk from outside'

  • Kılıc Ali Pasha Mosque 
  • Karakoy Gourme Streets 
  • French Gateway-Passage
  • Karakoy Orthodox Churches
  • Instagram Spots

'by boat' - 30mins with your istanbul transportation card

  • Ottoman Empire Topkapı Palace 
  • Hagia Sophia 
  • Galata Tower
  • Suleymaniye Mosque 
  • Valens Aqueduct 
  • Zeyrek Monastery 
  • Fatih Sultan Mehmet Mosque 
  • Greek Orthodox High School
  • Constantinople Old City Walls 
  • Golden Horn Bridges

 'by 2nd Walk'

  • Ayyob Sultan Tomb (Companion of the Prophet Mohammad)
  • Local Market and Walking Streets of the area
  • Coronation Road of the Ottoman Sultans
  • Walking at Ayyob Sultan Cemetery
  • Pierre Loti Hill Ponoramic View Point

○ To reach the Pierre Loti Hill we will climb via cemetary path. So this tour is not friendly for children, (10 and under),baby strollers and not suitable for those who have difficulty walking on steep ground.

○ You need an Istanbulcard with min 30TL per person to get on the public ferry (Visa or Mastercard Credit Cards work as well). 

○ The tour will be finishing at the Pierre Loti Hill which is 10-15 mins walking distance from tram station. You can use cable car to come back to T5  Pierre Loti-Eminonu Tram Station (Istanbulcard or visa/mastercard with contactles payment works for cable car)
or you can follow the guide by going down from the Pierre Loti Hill to T5 Pierre Loti-Eminonu Tram Station on foot.

○ The tour duration and end point may vary depending on the guide and the number of participants. 

○ Smoking and consumption of alcohol are strictly prohibited during the tour.

○ Please follow modest dress code in this tour. Both men and women are required to wear clothing that covers their shoulders, knees and for ladies to have a scarf in certain religious locations of the tour.

Please also note that;

  • There is no online & credit card payment.
  • Please note that at the end of the tour, you are expected to tip the guide minimum 10 Euros or 10 US Dollars or 400 liras per person

Show more

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Tophane, 3...
    Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Tophane, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye
    View on map

    At the courtyard of the Kılıc Ali Pasha Mosque

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Kılıch Ali Pasha Mosque
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Karakoy Roman Prison
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Karakoy Pier
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Kasımpasha Pier
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Fener Pier
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Balat Pier
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Sutluce Pier
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Ayyob Sultan Pier
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Ayyob Sultan Mosque and Tomb
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Pierre Loti Hill Panoramic View Point

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).

Tour opinions

(99 ratings)
By category
Bram 19 Jun 2024

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Very good tour. Our tourguide was Önder, a very kind men with lots of knowlegde of the city and it’s sites. Speaks very good English.
Postolache 13 Jun 2024

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
A well documented person. We really enjoyed his insights in history. Very professional. Really recommend him!
Abdulrazaq 12 Jun 2024

Verified booking
Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Really fascinating tour, an educational experience in broad religious and political terms
Ana Margarida 11 Jun 2024

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
The guru was very nice and the tour was really fun and interesting at the same time. We specifically enjoyed the area that we visited because we know, for sure, that if it wasn’t the tour we’ve never ended up visiting the place and finding some Istanbul “lost” or more “hidden away from the tourists” gems :)) 💎🇹🇷
Viviane 10 Jun 2024

Verified booking
Travelled alone - Jun 2024
My experience with Onder was magnificent! I have learned so much! He has a great proficiency of english, as well as knowledge about the culture, religion, history and geography. It was also important to hear about his experience and his own point of view about all the information. This agregated a personal experience on it. The day was with this perfect weather and the tour by the Bosphoro was incredibly enjoyable. The city we have arrived is cute and cheap. I could have an excelent meal with a good service there and it was important for me see how local people live. Definitely a very good experience!
Show 99 reviews

Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for 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.
When do you want to go?
Show more
See availability