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Balat & Fener Walking Tour(Easy Access by Ferry)
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Welcome to Istanbul Dear Walkers!
Fener and Balat are the two colourful districts of old city in Istanbul.
Instead of starting this tour from the Fener&Balat area, we inivite you to begin our tour from the Karakoy Pier where we get into the Golden Horn Ferry. We have a short Golden Horn River Ferry Tour to see the panoramic view of Fener & Balat districts from the ferry.
First we will step into the Christian Quarter called Fener and from Fener to Balat we walk to the Jewish and Armenian Quarter of the Ottoman Empire period through colourful streets.
With the harmony you will come across in the area you will be finding peace.
At the finish point, there is a tram (T5 Fener - Eminonu) and bus (55T Fener - Taksim) to be back to certain areas.
We help the walkers how to go back easily!
Itinerary (from outside):
- Golden Horn Ferry Tour(Public Ferry ticket will be paid by the guide)
- Instagrammable Spots
- The famous cafes in the area
- Bulgarian Orthodox Church
- Fener Orthodox Patriarchy
- Greek Red School
- Fener and Balat Colourful Streets and Stairs
- Mansions and Classical Apartments of the Balat
- Ahrida and Yanbol Synagogues
- Balat Armenian Church
- Balat Armenian School
- Ferruh Kethuda Mosque(Great Architect Sinan's Heritage)
- Jewish Bazaar
- City Walls of Istanbul (Roman Period)
Please note that;
- It is around 2,5 km of walking and sometimes a bit steep.
- At the end of the tour, you are expected to tip the guide minimum 10 Euros or 350 liras per person.
- We keep the number of walkers between 7 - 12 in our tours.
- There is only cash payment
If the tour hours don't suit you please check other tour options in Fener & Balat area given by other gurus.
Guruwalk official guides will cover your expectations for Fener&Balat.
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Karaköy, G...Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Karaköy, Genelev, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye
We will be in front of the Şehir Hatları Karaköy Pier.
1Outside visitColoured Houses of Balat
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2Outside visitAhrida Synagogue
3Outside visitBalat Jewish Bazaar
4Outside visitKarakoy Pier
5Outside visitFener Piewssr
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9Outside visitKemankeş Karamustafa Paşa
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).