Balat to Tekfur: Mystery walk in the Old Town

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Balat to Tekfur: Mystery walk in the Old Town

Let’s get lost in the fascinating streets of Balat! Our guide will take you to an area where a lot of cultures blend together.

Duration: 4 Hours
Live Guide: English
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.

Highlights

  • Wander from Istanbul's Balat Jewish Quarter to the Tekfur district
  • Learn about the Jewish community which has been settled in Istanbul since the Ottoman Empire

Full Description

Balat is surely one of the areas which has the richest history in Istanbul. Also, there are lots of UNESCO heritage sites.The most important thing that makes Balat so beautiful is its unique atmosphere. There are painted colorful houses and lots of traces coming from Jewish, Armenian and Orthodox communities.In this tour we will discover Balat streets together and see synagogues, Armenian churches, Romaic churches, Byzantine remnants and Ayazma's.
During the tour, we will be visiting : Ahrida and Yambol Synagogues, the cast-iron Bulgarian Orthodox church of St. Stephen of the Bulgars, the city walls and the ruins of the Byzantine palace known as Tekfur Saray, and the Armenian Church of Surp Hreşdagabet.

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Includes

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional Guidance in English
  • Pick up & Drop off Service from centrally located hotels.
  • Refreshments

Meeting point

Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.

Location

Know Before You Go

  • This tour is only available on Sundays.

About your Host

Istanbul Walks

Istanbul Walks is Tour Operator that organises Daily City Tours and Walking Tours in Istanbul and Turkey with its company owned vehicles. We are licensed as “A Group No 6174” from the ministry of Culture and Tourism...
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