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Karakoy, Golden Horn River and Pierre Loti Hill
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Welcome to Istanbul Dear Walkers!
Istanbul has been a hub for big empires. To discover the unique blending of two of the biggest empires in history we will go through a journey in which we will walk in the backstreets of Karakoy then we will see the history from a public boat having a the view of Constantinople (Old City) with zigzags in the Golden Horn River and from a hill where the famous French Author Pierre Loti had his coffee and wrote his book on Istanbul.
So in this tour, you will be able to see all the Unesco World Heritage Areas and these followed buildings.
'by 1st Walk'
- Kılıc Ali Pasha Mosque
- Karakoy Gourme Streets
- French Gateway-Passage
- Karakoy Orthodox Churches
- Roman Prison
- Instagram Spots
'by boat' - 30mins
- 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 Mosque and Tomb (Companion of the Prophet Mohammad)
- Local Market and Walking Streets of the area
- Coronation Road of the Ottoman Sultans
- Walking at Ayyob Sultan Cemetary
- Pierre Loti Hill Ponoramic View Point
*The boat ticket/pass will be covered by tour guide for one way.
**The tour will be finishing at the Pierre Loti Hill which is 10-15 mins walking distance from tram station. For those who have already istanbul transportation card they can use cable car to come back to T5 Pierre Loti-Eminonu Tram Station or you can follow the guide by going down from the Pierre Loti Hill to T5 Pierre Loti-Eminonu Tram Station on foot.
**At the end of the tour our guide also can help you how to get istanbul transportation card.
***Feel free to message us. Your questions will be answered by our guides as much as earlier in their available times.
***This tour may not be conducted in the windy dates due to cancelletion of ferry services.
Please note that;
- At the end of the tour, you are expected to tip the guide minimum 10 Euros or 350 liras per person.
- There is no online & credit card payment.
Please check the other options on guruwalk if our time schedules do not suit you
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Tophane, 3...Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Tophane, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye
Before the Kılıc Ali Pasha Mosque
1Outside visitKılıch Ali Pasha Mosque
2Outside visitKarakoy Roman Prison
3Outside visitKarakoy Pierre
4Outside visitKasımpasha Pierre
5Outside visitFener Pierre
6Outside visitBalat Pierre
7Outside visitSutluce Pierre
8Outside visitAyyob Sultan Pierre
9Outside visitAyyob Sultan Mosque and Tomb
10Outside visitPierre 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).