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Kariye Museum (Kariye Müzesi) Tours and Activities

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Originally built as the Church of the Holy Savior during the Byzantine era and converted to a mosque during the Ottoman rule of Istanbul, Khora Church is now a museum with colorful, well-preserved frescoes and mosaics. Located outside the Old City in the Edirnekapi neighborhood, the art-filled Kariye Museum (Kariye Müzesi) is well worth the trek.

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Kariye Mahallesi, Kariye Camii Sokak, No: 18 Edirnekapı, Fatih
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Byzantine Churches of Constantinople Private Tour (Visits from Exterior)

Byzantine Churches of Constantinople Private Tour (Visits from Exterior)

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Go back in time to the Byzantine times when Istanbul was Constantinople and enjoy an 8-hour small-group guided tour of monasteries and churches. On this tour, uncover the impressive history of Christian sanctuaries that peaked during the reign of the Byzantine Empire. Visit Kariye Museum, once Chora Church, and ogle its frescoes and mosaics. See mosques converted from churches such as Pammakaristos and Pantocrator. Immerse with your guide to discover the history of palatial remains plus enjoy lunch included on this tour. Numbers on this small-group tour are limited to 15 people for a more intimate experience.
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  • 6 hours 40 minutes to 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$263.66
per group
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$263.66
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Byzantion Istanbul

Byzantion Istanbul

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This program includes inside Byzantium monuments ... please also check out our other programs ..
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.75
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$191.75

Skip The Line: 1-2 or 3 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

Skip The Line: 1-2 or 3 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

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Make your Istanbul adventure totally unique with a 1- 2- or 3 day private sightseeing tour. Opt for a single day and see the whole of the Old City, plus the Grand Bazaar. Extend the tour to include a second day and visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim, and Istiklal Street, plus a Bosphorus cruise. Please note that your guide is happy to alter the itinerary completely to accommodate your personal interests.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
per group
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$120.00
per group
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Semi Private - Constantinople Tour of Istanbul: Discovering the Byzantine Empire

Semi Private - Constantinople Tour of Istanbul: Discovering the Byzantine Empire

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Realize the true impact of the Byzantine Empire on Turkey during this 3-hour guided history of Constantinople tour in Istanbul. Step back in time almost 1700 years and discover how Istanbul’s famous religious architecture and monuments took shape during this age of Christianity. Explore prime examples such as the Holy Virgin at the Church of St Mary of Blachernae, the Walls of Constantinople, and the ruins of Blachernae Palace. The legacy created by the Byzantine empire is uncovered on this tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.94
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$47.94
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Luxury Small-Group Tour of Imperial Istanbul Including Lunch
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Luxury Small-Group Tour of Imperial Istanbul Including Lunch

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Immerse yourself in Istanbul’s fascinating cultural highlights on this small-group, full-day tour in a luxury Mercedes minivan. Cruise through Istanbul in comfort and style as your expert local guide details the captivating events that shaped this great city. Hear tales of its different rulers, from the Romans to the Ottomans. Savor a 4-course traditional Turkish meal at the famous  Matbah restaurant, then tour the Chora Church, the Hagia Sophia, the Istanbul Archaeology Museum and  Topkapi Palace. This tour is limited to eight people to ensure a quality experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.00
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$140.00
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Eyup, Pierre Loti Hill, and Kariye Museum: Guided Day Tour from Istanbul

Eyup, Pierre Loti Hill, and Kariye Museum: Guided Day Tour from Istanbul

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Enjoy a full-day Istanbul tour that takes in important sites around the Eyüp District, Pierre Loti Hill, the Golden Horn and more. See the Eyüp Sultan Mosque, the Chora Church (Kariye Museum), the Ecumencial Orthodox Patriarchate (aka Church of St George) and Suleymaniye Mosque as your informative guide shares the history of these Byzantine and Ottoman era monuments. Take in views of the Golden Horn from Pierre Loti Hill, and walk through the historic Fener and Balat districts, before ending the day at the Egyptian Spice Bazaar.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00

12 Days Private Turkey Tour From Istanbul

12 Days Private Turkey Tour From Istanbul

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Upon arrival at The Istanbul International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Sultanahmet. You will meet your guide and other tour participants for a cocktail and a briefing on your trip before dinner. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
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  • 12 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,345.00
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$2,345.00
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1-2 days ⭐️Divine Sanctuaries of Constantinople Private/Regular/Group Options

1-2 days ⭐️Divine Sanctuaries of Constantinople Private/Regular/Group Options

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As we mentioned on tour title, our tour focus on unique, historical, divine and sacred places. In accordance with the content of our tour, our guides are experts in the history of religions, Ottoman and Byzantine history. Our main goal in this program; keep you alive and witness the history,to see the ruins of historical artifacts and to tell the mystical-mysterious stories that exist in history. It’s not a SHOPPING tour
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
Price varies by group size
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$40.00
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Private and Guided Off The Beaten Paths Of Istanbul

Private and Guided Off The Beaten Paths Of Istanbul

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See a wide range of Istanbul’s cultural heritage and skip the long lines on this customizable driving tour. In the company of a guide, depart from your hotel in a private air-conditioned minivan and make your way into the city. Stop at the Chora Museum, Suleymaniye Mosque, the neighborhoods of Fener and Balat, Pierre Loti Hill, and more.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.00
Price varies by group size
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$180.00
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2 Days Istanbul Tour with Private Guiding Service

2 Days Istanbul Tour with Private Guiding Service

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Turkey is a treasure chest. Being in Turkey is like being in candy shop. On this trip, you will reward yourself for being in such an amazing country withh all the stories you heard in history classes taking action in this country. You will witness how lucky the Turks are and leave the country by drying your appetite … !! NOTE: If your accommodation is not in Sultanahmet area, the price will be USD 70 more per person.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$328.67
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$328.67
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Private Tour: Hidden Istanbul

Private Tour: Hidden Istanbul

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Get beyond the tourist sites in Istanbul with a full-day, private tour that combines iconic destinations with atmospheric neighborhoods often overlooked by visitors. Explore a historic university and a series of Christian landmarks, old city walls and a Byzantine prison. Soak up the city’s rich history at an Ottoman mosque and the Chora Museum, whose vivid Byzantine mosaics depict early Christianity. See a palace and a 15th-century synagogue gate, Panagia Blachernae Church and a bustling street full of small shops and stalls stocked with local handicrafts and souvenirs.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$419.46
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$419.46
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1-2 or 3 Day Private istanbul Guided Tour

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1-2 or 3 Day Private istanbul Guided Tour

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Make your Istanbul adventure totally unique with a 1- 2- or 3 day private guided istanbul tour. Optional for a single day and see the whole of the Old City, plus the Grand Bazaar. Extend the tour to include a second day and visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim, and Istiklal Street, plus a Bosphorus cruise. Extend the tour to include a third day and visit Galata Tower,Fener Rum Patrikhanesi,Kariye Museum,Pierre Loti Tepesi Please note that your guide is happy to alter the itinerary completely to accommodate your personal interests. * FULL DAY PRIVATE ISTANBUL GUIDED TOUR FOR YOUR INTEREST *Create an itinerary that suits your interests and set your own pace for the day *Full-day tour of Istanbul's essential sites *Comprehensive tour of the city over one, two, or three days *Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city *Enjoy magnificent views on a relaxing cruise along the Golden Horn and Bosphorus Strait
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.00
per group
$150.00
$45.00 savings
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$105.00
per group
$150.00
$45.00 savings
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Off The Beaten Path Istanbul

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Off The Beaten Path Istanbul

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This is a special tour including some of the unique places in the city but also which are difficult to visit on your own. The tour will take you to the roots of historic Istanbul with a visit to the monuments of Byzantine and Ottoman cultural heritage. As the places of visit are all located out of the touristic centers, you will also have the chance to visit the current daily local life.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.00
$140.00
$21.00 savings
Price varies by group size
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$119.00
$140.00
$21.00 savings
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Ottoman and Byzantine Relics-Less known mosques, city walls,local markets

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Ottoman and Byzantine Relics-Less known mosques, city walls,local markets

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This is a package of different activities combined for those who don't want to do the same and similar things all day. This tour appeals to those who likes see the different face of Istanbul. We will start with the Topkapı palace where the Ottomans used to control the empire for four hundred of years. Your guide will bring to the live with the stories from the Harem, about the Grand viziers to Sultan skills and weakness. We then will walk off the main touristy part of the city to little known Şehzade mosque which was built for the Sultan's son Mehmet who died in a young age. We will be looking at the Roman aqueduct which has been challenging to the centuries. These are the part of the city where you will only see yourself among the many locals. We will continue to Chora museum which has some the most beautiful and oldest icons in the world.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.86
$119.84
$11.98 savings
Price varies by group size
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$107.86
$119.84
$11.98 savings
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Exotic Istanbul Tour - Chora Church, Imperial Mosques, Bazaars, Fener and Balat

Exotic Istanbul Tour - Chora Church, Imperial Mosques, Bazaars, Fener and Balat

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Discover the prominent and lesser known monuments, markets, and culinary creations of Istanbul on a private tour. In addition to the famous Basilica Cistern and Suleymaniye Mosque, the well-rounded itinerary takes you to the colorful neighborhoods of Fener and Balat. Enjoy traditional Ottoman dishes at a traditional restaurant near the often overlooked Chora Church. After the tour, relax in complimentary hotel drop-off.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.01
Price varies by group size
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$147.01
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10-Day Small Group Tour of Turkey From Istanbul

10-Day Small Group Tour of Turkey From Istanbul

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While Istanbul is full of beautiful historic sights, many of Turkey’s most memorable attractions are a long journey from its European soil. Starting in Istanbul, this 10-day tour takes travelers all over the country to see the best Turkish landmarks, the perfect option for visitors seeking an extensive overview of Turkey without the hassle of organizing your own itinerary or transport.
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,138.53
Price varies by group size
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$1,138.53
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14 Days Private Turkey Tour From Istanbul

14 Days Private Turkey Tour From Istanbul

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Highlights:  Turkey is a treasure chest. Being in Turkey is like being in candy shop. On this trip, you will reward yourself for being in such an amazing country withh all the stories you heard in history classes taking action in this country. You will witness how lucky the Turks are and leave the country by drying your appetite .
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  • 14 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,500.00
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$2,500.00
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Byzantine Monasteries Tour Including Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern

Byzantine Monasteries Tour Including Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern

Byzantine monasteries and the churches has a magnificant art display on their walls. So this tour will enable us to witness them and receive so much info about them
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$198.34
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$198.34

3 Days Small Group Istanbul Tour Including Ottoman and Byzantine Sites

3 Days Small Group Istanbul Tour Including Ottoman and Byzantine Sites

Istanbul has so much to offer that even long-time Istanbullus struggle to decide which attractions to take visiting friends and family to see. Spare yourself the endless researching involved in planning a visit to Istanbul with this three-day small group tour, which focuses on some of the city’s most approachable sites. From the indomitable Hagia Sophia to the frenetic energy of the Grand Bazaar, this tour offers a fulsome overview of the city where Asia and Europe collide.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$349.07
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$349.07
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15 Days Classical Turkey Tour

15 Days Classical Turkey Tour

Turkey is a treasure chest. Being in Turkey is like being in candy shop. On this trip, you will reward yourself for being in such an amazing country withh all the stories you heard in history classes taking action in this country. You will witness how lucky the Turks are and leave the country by drying your appetite .
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  • 15 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,910.00
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$2,910.00
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8 Days - Seven Churces of Revelation

8 Days - Seven Churces of Revelation

This is an 8 days biblical package combined with Istanbul, Alexandria Troas, Troy, Assos, and Seven Churches of Revelation. Walk on the 1st century roman road where Paul actually walked on his missionary journey. Discover the meanings of the letters in revelation by observing the actual places. Find out Ancient Christian Traditions of early congregations from your Bible Oriented Guide. Visit the treasures of Istanbul and learn history about Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans. Enjoy typical Turkish food in local restaurants. Experience shopping with locals in Grand Bazaar. Skip-The-Line tickets, luxury transportation, bible oriented guide, 4* accommodation provided.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,326.00
Price varies by group size
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$1,326.00
Price varies by group size
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Full Day Tour in Suleymaniye Mosque and Chora Church

Full Day Tour in Suleymaniye Mosque and Chora Church

Start your day off getting picked up by one of our wonderful drivers. From your hotel you will first take a stop at the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul where you will get to see one of the largest and most iconic mosques in Turkey. After stopping here you will take a break to eat lunch and then head on your way to the Chora Museum, which is a Byzantine church that has recently been converted into a mosque. From the Chora Museum your driver and guide will take you back to your hotel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$500.00
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$500.00
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Full Day Istanbul Golden Horn Tour by Private Minivan + Guide + Lunch

Full Day Istanbul Golden Horn Tour by Private Minivan + Guide + Lunch

Golden Horn is both the name of the estuary of the Bosphorus towards west in Istanbul, and of the district on banks of it. Notes about the tour: ***MINIMUM 2 TRAVELERS REQUIRED TO OPERATE THE TOUR.***
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Asia Minor History Voyager Tour

Asia Minor History Voyager Tour

Anatolia aka Asia Minor is a very large peninsula in western Asia and the westernmost part of the continent of Asia. It is the majority of modern-day Turkey, our country. Many great historical people, such as the Hittites, the Lydians, the Greeks, the Persians, the Armenians, the Romans, the Goths, the Minoans, the Byzantines and the Turks, have lived in or occupied Asia Minor. The Roman Empire had a province called Asia, also known as Phrygia. As we take you from one city to another, we just wanted to introduce those important civilizations that left their mark in our country. With 30 years of experience in the travel industry, our team is ready to offer us an unforgettable experience of a diverse mix of history and culture. Join our saga in Asia Minor.
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  • 15 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$8,343.04
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$8,343.04
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Kariye Museum (Kariye Müzesi) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 39 Kariye Museum (Kariye Müzesi) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Kariye Museum (Kariye Müzesi) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Kariye Museum (Kariye Müzesi) costs USD 40.00. Guided Kariye Museum (Kariye Müzesi) tours start around USD 40.00 per person. See all 39 Kariye Museum (Kariye Müzesi) tickets and tours on Viator.
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