Tour to Byzantium with Patriarchate visit

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Tour to Byzantium with Patriarchate visit

"Let us travel to history and feel the difference of museums, churches, dungeons, palaces and other historical sites."

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


  • Walk through the Byzantine streets of Istanbul
  • Learn about the Empire that controlled the city for over 1,000 years

Full Description

"Travel to Past

Golden Horn where is a natural harbour, where hides the secret fortunes in the middle of Istanbul. The weakest side of Byzantium Empire. So why is it called as Golden Horn? Due to its horn like shape and when the waves reflect the sunshine you can see it as a Golden Horn.

The Greek Patriarchate at Fener is located just next to Golden Horn. The declaration of Orthodox Christianity which is accepted by the Great Constantine has been announced in this place.

Panagia Church where is known as the Hagiasma Church of Mother Mary. We can see the secret bath called as “Hagion Lousma.

Anemas Dungeons which are a part of the great Blachernae Palace are located near Golden Horn. It has 14 dungeons 2 basements below the sea level. It has been used as a prison for high ranked statesmen.

We can also see the Tekfur Palace from outside which has been built in 12th century net to city walls. We see it as last part of the Blachernae Palace which reaches present day.

Chora Museum has been built orginally as Byzantine monastery with marvelous mosaics and frescoes from holly Bible which tell stories about the life of Jesus.

The think that made so hard of Constantinople's conqest was the city walls. "



  • Free pick up and drop off from/to city center hotels
  • Entrance fees
  • Guiding services
  • A/C transportation
  • Refreshments

Meeting point

Pick up is available from centrally located hotels


Know Before You Go

  • This tour is guaranteed every Tuesday. Rest of the days require minimum of 6 people to depart the tour.
  • Chora (Kariye) Museum is closed on Wednesdays.

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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Minnie - February 02, 2019

You have to read about the Golden Horn. Really impressive. Ships on land 500 years ago. Crazy Turks.

Luz - June 16, 2019

Dont forget to get an empty bottle for the water of Hagiasma Church

Micheal - May 16, 2019

An interesting area. On same region you can see past, present and can guess the future.

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