Golden Horn with Cable Car to Pierre Loti Hill

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Golden Horn with Cable Car to Pierre Loti Hill

Visit Eyup Sultan Mosque, the most sacred place for the Islamic community after Mecca and Jerusalem. Then take the cable car to Pierre Loti Hill and enjoy the view.

Duration: 3 Hours
Live Guide: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels


  • Visit the third most sacred site in the world after Mecca and Jerusalem - the Eyüp Sultan Mosque & Tomb.
  • Walk in the footsteps of the poet, Pierre Loti, and see the café that inspired him.
  • Enjoy the stunning view of the Golden Horn.
  • See Turkish life through the ages miniaturised at Miniatürk.

Full Description

Join us as we visit the third most sacred site in the world for Muslims after Mecca and Jerusalem, the Eyüp Sultan Mosque and Tomb. The Eyüp Sultan Mosque is Istanbul's oldest and most sacred mosque. It marks the place where the friend of Prophet Muhammad, Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, or Eyüp Ensari in Turkish, was buried. He was martyred outside the city walls during an Arab siege of Constantinople in the 7th century. Many Muslims visit the site every year. 

We will then take the cable car to Pierre Loti Hill to enjoy a tea or coffee at the cafe and take in the stunning view of the Golden Horn. 

Finally, we will visit Miniaturk which is a fun museum that displays mini models of all of the important and famous landmarks from around Turkey. 



  • Free pick up and drop off from/to hotels in the city-centre.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Guiding services.
  • A/C transportation.
  • Refreshments.

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.


Know Before You Go

  • This tour is guaranteed to depart on Mondays and Thursdays. On other days, the tour requires a minimum of 6 people to depart.
  • Please ask if pick-up is available for your hotel.

About your Host

Plan Tours

Plan Tours, licenced “A Group” by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, is a major tour operator in Türkiye, based in İstanbul since 1984. (licensee for City Sightseeing Worldwide and Gray Line Worldwide, official travel agency of Turkish Airlines, member of TÜRSAB – Association of Turkish Travel Agencies and ICVB – İstanbul Convention and Visitors Bureau)...
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Customer Reviews

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Yvette - May 12, 2019

I think Istanbul is an undeveloped city in terms of cable cars. I saw just 2 place. Could be more. I felt the mystic atmosphere during the mosque visit. This mosque has an importance for Islamic people.

Wade - June 21, 2019

It was 3 hours but enough. We did not hurry while visiting the points. Our guide was a experienced one. We got the answers of all our questions. Even when we asked why Turks called the mosque as cami. It is consist of the Turkish meanings first letters of four angels.

Julia - March 28, 2019

I can say the shores of Golden Horn were crying because of neglect. It is used as a autopark of boats.

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