Istanbul Pera and Golden Horn Tours

Pera & Golden Horn Tour

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Pera & Golden Horn Tour

Duration: Full Day Pera Golden Horn Tour
Departs: Every day, all year around
Includes:City tour with English guidance, all transport and taxes.

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Pera & Golden Horn Tour - Western Influences

Stroll the classical old quarters where Greek, Italian and Jewish communities flourished along the Golden Horn - admire the great Suleymaniye Mosque, the beautiful Byzantine mosaics of the Church of Chora, the vibrant streets of the French influenced Pera - Beyoglu area and the Genoese Galata Tower with stunning views across the Golden Horn, Marmara Sea and Princess Islands...

Brief Itinerary:

Pera & Golden Horn Tour
This tour of old Pera and the Golden Horn area starts after breakfast, when you are picked up from the hotel or port by our private guide. Overlooking the sweet waters of the Golden Horn, visit the giant 16th century Suleymaniye Mosque, which crowns one of Istanbul's seven hills - a massive complex of Sinan's skillful architecture.

Then proceed to the Church of St. Savior in Chora of 14th century origin, famous for its Byzantine artworks - particularly the beautifully preserved frescoes and golden mosaics showing scenes from the lives of Jesus and Virgin Mary.

Following a lunch break, we will move to the Pera Beyoglu Area to for a walking tour around its vibrant streets of downtown cosmopolitan Istanbul, with many points of historical, architectural and cultural interest - Christian, Greek and Armenian churches, picturesque shopping arcades and passages, old Ottoman Hans, bazaars and coffeehouses, bustling with shoppers, students and young professionals.

Finally, we will end up at the Galata Tower, watchtower of the Genoese fortifications dating from 1349, which we will ascend to the upper public viewing balcony for a 360 degree panoramic view over the Golden Horn, Asian shores, Bosphorus and Princess Islands. Drop off to hotel or cruise ship port.


Possible on request. Please ask. Sites include Golden Horn, Suleymaniye Mosque
Chora Church, Pera - Beyoglu Taksim Quarter, Galata Tower

Tailor made tours:

Just forward your details of arrival and interests and we can create a tailor made escorted tour for your tour of Istanbul. Our private guides and A/C transport can collect and drop you off at the hotel to start and end the tour.


Start this tour any date you like - Departs daily.

Place of Departure:

From Istanbul with pick up from European-side city-center hotels and cruiseships.


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What's Included:

  • Guided tour of the main highlights as in the itinerary.
  • All tours with professional English-speaking guidance.
  • All transport by new-model deluxe a/c vehicles.
  • Pick up from hotel or cruise ship port to start tour.
  • Drop off to the hotel or cruise ship port after tour.
  • All parking tickets and petrol.
  • All taxes.

Not Included:

Entrances, lunch (choice of lunch venues)

Information & Reservations:

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