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Balat to Tekfur: Mystery walk in the Old Town

Join us for a tour of the colourful streets of Balat and experience the Jewish, Armenian, Bulgarian and Byzantine history of the area.

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Duration 4 Hour

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Pickup optional

Pick up & drop off service from centrally located hotels.

Join us for a walking tour around the bright, colourful neighbourhood of Balat. The area is undergoing a rejuvenation and the old houses have been renovated and painted bright colours, making the area very instagram-worthy!

There's a lot of history to be found here and many sites are UNESCO heritage protected. During the Ottoman Empire, Jewish people were resettled in Balat and there were once seven synagogues here, but today only two are in good condition, Ahrida and Yambol Synagogues, which we will visit. We'll also see Armenian churches including the Church of Surp Hreşdagabet and the famous cast-iron Church of St Stephen, a Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Finally, we'll walk by the city walls and the ruins of the Byzantine palace, Tekfur Saray.

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  • Take the scenic route from Balat to Tekfur.
  • Learn about the Jewish community in Istanbul.
  • See the old city walls and the ruins of Tekfur Saray.

  •  Entrance fees.
  •  Professional guided tour conducted in English.
  •  Pick up & drop off service from centrally located hotels.
Not Included
  •  Refreshments.
Know Before You Go

This tour is only available on Sundays. Please ask if pick-up is available for your hotel.


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Balat to Tekfur: Mystery walk in the Old Town
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12 January 2022
2 Adult(s), 1 Child
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