University to Fındıkzade: The Heart of Ancient Constantinople

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University to Fındıkzade: The Heart of Ancient Constantinople

Let our guide show you the amazing historical parts of Istanbul with a morning tour starting from Istanbul University and ending in Findikzade.

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


  • Admire the unique architecture of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Walk between the antique columns of marble, granite and stone at the Cerrahpasa Mosque.
  • Visit the Column of Arcadius, built between 401 and 421 AD.

Full Description

This tour will start at the University of Istanbul, which was the first university in Turkey. An Islamic Theological Department was opened almost immediately after Mehmet II conquered the city in 1453. You'll continue to the Forum of Theodosius, originally built by Emperor Constantine, and see the remains near Beyazit Square. Your guide will show you all of the points of interest in the Beyzait district, entertain you with stories of unlucky Sultan Mustafa III and tell you about the Byzantine monks of the Myrelaion Monastery. You'll even see the square used for executions in Byzantine Constantinople - gory! Finally, your guide will take you to Haseki, an area filled with amazing mosques, churches, Roman ruins and other historical buildings. You'll have a very interesting morning touring these historic parts of the city. 



  • Entrance fees.
  • Professional guided tour conducted in English.
  • Pick up service from centrally located hotels.
  • Drop off service.

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.


Know Before You Go

  • *This tour is only available on Thursdays.
  • 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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Russell - July 13, 2019

We went to Bayazit, one of the most crowded and old region of the city. We really loved there. If I lived in Istanbul, I would live there.

Melinda - May 21, 2019

Such a magical tour inviting you to the history of an old city, Istanbul.

Angie - April 15, 2019

A must visit place in Istanbul. It is amazing how the history is protected.

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