Golden Horn and Miniatürk guided tour

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Highlights

  • Atmosphere of the Eyüp Sultan Mosque

  • Original tour of Miniatürk

  • Panoramic views from the Golden Horn

Essential info*

Duration 4hrs

Languages
  • English

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Enjoy a guided tour around the Golden Horn, explore its history and monuments! The Golden Horn is an estuary which forms a natural harbour at the gates of Istanbul. Fortifications built around the Golden Horn allowed Istanbul to protect itself against invaders for centuries!

Accompanied by your guide, you will visit the Eyüp Sultan mosque. This Islamic mosque was one of the first built in 1453 after the Conquest of Constantinople. The mosque is named after Eyüp Sultan, one of the companions of Muhammad. Here you will experience a mystical atmosphere where nature and prayers are in harmony.

We then take the cable car behind the mosque. After a climb of 550 metres in 115 seconds, you will be able to take in the magnificent view of the Golden Horn. Once there, if you like you can buy a snack (not included) at the Pierre Loti café

We will take the cable car to reach Miniatürk, one of the largest miniature parks in the world. Located on the Golden Horn, the park covers a total area of 60,000 m² with 15,000 m² of exhibitions about Turkish culture over the centuries. Admire the recreations of portraits and monuments, and enjoy the commentaries by your guide throughout this unusual visit!

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday and Thursday (except in exceptional circumstances)
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Duration: Approx. 4 hours
  • Language: English
  • Tour commentary in English
  • Departure: From your hotel in Istanbul (European Side only)
  • A shuttle bus will collect you from your hotel. The exact pick-up times will be provided at the time of booking
  • Note: When visiting places of worship you should not wear flip-flops, shorts, sleeveless shirts, or clothes that are inappropriate to the location, skirts should be below the knee. In some places you must wear a headscarf.
  • Details about lunch will be provided on the day by your local guide.

The price includes :

  • Transport from/to your hotel
  • Entry to Miniatürk
  • Return cable car ticket
  • Entry to the Eyüp Sultan Mosque
  • Services of a tour guide

The Price does not include :

  • Snacks at Pierre Loti Café
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extra costs

All of the details, particularly those relating to the exact departure point, will be sent to you at the time of booking

Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Customer reviews

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    christiane V.
    Sep 16, 2016

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