Byzantine Monasteries of Istanbul

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Byzantine Monasteries of Istanbul

Discover the remaining Byzantine sights in Istanbul including monasteries, churches and ruins with the help of an expert guide.

Duration: 8 Hours
Skip The Line:
Live Guide: English.
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.


  • Discover the Byzantine heritage of Istanbul.
  • Admire Byzantine architecture as you visit beautiful monasteries and ancient cisterns.
  • Learn the history and myths behind some of Istanbul's best-preserved monuments.
  • Enjoy an authentic Turkish lunch in a local restaurant.

Full Description

Do you know what "Byzantine" refers to? The Byzantine Empire, also called the Eastern Roman Empire, existed from about 330 to 1453 with Constantinople, today's Istanbul, as its capital. It was a Christian State and was a period during which unique religious practices, political systems, art and architecture were developed, and its influence continues to be seen and felt today. 

On this walking tour, explore Byzantine monasteries and old Byzantine churches, stone houses, cisterns, dungeons, columns, palaces and more! The highlight of the day is definitely Chora Church where you will see amazing mosaics and frescos depicting Biblical and apocryphal scenes. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.



  • Entrance fees.
  • Lunch.
  • Professional guided tour in English.
  • Pick up and drop off services from centrally located hotels.
  • Refreshments.

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.


Know Before You Go

  • This tour is not available on Wednesdays.
  • Please ask if pick-up is available for your hotel.

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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Customer Reviews

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Declan - February 03, 2019

Very professional and informative, interesting

Rene - January 29, 2019

As promised, with a great guide

Johnny - April 14, 2019

We are picked up late from our hotel but the kindness and the knowledges of our guide excused it.

Ida - June 04, 2019

They need to elaborate on lunch. Could be better.

Terry - February 15, 2019

The story of Leonardo da Vinci effected me so much. In His period while he was in Istanbul he visited so much the Chora Church. The myth says Leonardo has been effected from a fresco than he painted Mona Lisa.

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