Golden Horn by Ferry and Walking Tour at Fener & Balat

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

We are licensed professional tour guides in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Polish languages. We love the unique historical richness of our city of Istanbul. In our tours, we mostly give you a lot of information about the history, culture, and contemporary states of the objects we visit. You can always write to us about any special things you need during your visit in Istanbul. It could be about any how-to questions.

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

Tour description

We begin our tour from the Karaköy area where we get into the Golden Horn Ferry via Karakoy Pier. We have a Golden Horn River Ferry Tour to the Christian Quarter called Fener. From Fener to the historical city walls we walk through the Jewish Quarter of the Ottoman Empire period. Then we walk before the city walls.
At the finish point, there are public transportation opportunities 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)
  • IG Spots 
  • Fener Orthodox Patriarchy
  • Greek Red School
  • Fener and Balat Colourful Streets
  • Mansions and Classical Apartments of
  • Ahrida and Yanbol Synagogues
  • Jewish Bazaar
  • City Walls of Istanbul (Roman Period)

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Karaköy Meydanı, Halil Paşa Sokak, No...
    Karaköy Meydanı, Halil Paşa Sokak, No:14 Aksu İş Hanı, Kat:5, Daire:507, Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye
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    I will be in front of the Atlas Outdoor (next to Karakoy Tram Station)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchy
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Phanar Greek Orthodox College
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Coloured Houses of Balat
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Ahrida Synagogue
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Balat Jewish Bazaar
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Karakoy Pier
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Fener Pier

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

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Alex 30 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
I loved it! It was not a tour, it was like walking with a friend who’s showing you the real thing, eating and doing what people do. So different from any other tour I’ve done so far. Thank you!
Marc 29 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Hilarious Tour and very nice Guy. Many thanks
Hector 28 Mar 2023
Mexico City

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Excellent tour! The tour guide was incredible and full of knowledge. He was always looking for us to have a great experience and was willing to answer all of our questions.
Swati 27 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Faith was very knowledgeable and nice
Julia 27 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Die Tour war sehr interessant und informativ, können wir unbedingt weiter empfehlen!
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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 4 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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