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Ancient Waterways: Private Tour of Golden Horn Historical Attractions - Pierre Loti, Eyüp, Rahmi Koç Museum and Galata Tower

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Mondays  

    Please check the availability calendar

  • Duration

    8 Hours

  • Start time

    9am - 6pm

  • Meeting Point
    Good news! You can get picked up from your hotel in Old City and the New City areas, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.

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    In case you are not staying in those areas, please make your way to Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus (Hotel reception), Harbiye Mahallesi, Cumhuriyet Cd. No:50, 34367 Sisli/Istanbul.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the starting point.

Key Highlights

  • Explore the historic attractions along the Golden Horn inlet
  • Savour your morning tea amidst the gorgeous views from the Pierre Loti Hill
  • Discover the beautiful district of Eyüp, the first settlement that arose outside the city walls after Istanbul’s capture
  • Visit the Eyüp Sultan Mosque, also home to Sultan Al Ensari's tomb
  • Head to the Rahmi Koç Museum, a private industrial museum and almost a pilgrimage site for vintage car aficionados
  • Climb up the quaint Galata Tower to savour a unique view of Istanbul
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview


This private tour of historic attractions along the Golden Horn is a fantastic way to experience a part of Istanbul. 

After the breakfast at the hotel, we board our vehicles waiting to go to Pierre Loti hill in the historical Balat area, which is the first stop. We sip on to our morning teas amidst the spectacular scenery of the Golden Horn on Pierre Loti hill, post which we will embark on cable car to descend back to our vehicle. Next up is our tour of Eyüp, the first settlement that arose outside the city walls after the conquest of Istanbul, and Eyüp Sultan Mosque. Sultan Ebu Eyüp el-Ensari’s tomb is also here and if you’d like, you can take some time and offer salat here. 

After this visit, we will head to the Rahmi Koç Museum, a private industrial museum located on the other side of the Golden Horn, where you can see the marine department, the aviation department and the antique car section, and more. Galata Tower is our last stop - one of the oldest towers of the world built as a 70 meters high lantern tower, from where you can witness a unique view of Istanbul which seems to be right below your feet.

Inclusions

  • Meals (A taste of Turkey!)
  • Tickets and Guide (We got it all covered!)
  • Transport (Your ride’s on us!)

Exclusions

  • Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!) The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

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