Walk Along the Divan Yolu

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Walk Along the Divan Yolu

Join us for a walk along the Divan Yolu, the ancient road from Constantinople to Rome, and discover the many monuments and other historic sights along the way.

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

Highlights

  • Walk along the famous Divan Yolu and discover the relics that remain from Empires past.
  • Walk the Ottoman road to the Imperial Council at Topkapi Palace.
  • See all the historic sites including mosques, medreses, Roman forums, Çemberlitaş (the Burnt Column) and more.

Full Description

Join us on this tour as we walk the ancient Divan Yolu. During the Byzantine period, it was called the "Mese" and was the road from Constantinople to Rome. During Ottoman times, the road got the name Divan Yolu which means the "Road to the Imperial Council" since it led to the Divan, or Imperial Council, at Topkapi Palace. 

The start of the Mese was once marked by a grand structure called the "Million". Remains of this structure were found in the 1960s and a smaller stone, called the Million stone, has been re-erected at the same location in Sultanahmet Square. This is where we will start our tour. 

From there, we walk on to see some of the Ottoman Sultans' mausoleums, mosques, Roman forums, schools and Byzantine monuments such as Cemberlitas (The Burnt Column) and the remains of the Theodosian Triumphal Arc. Today, the Divan Yolu is the main road visitors take from Sultanahmet Square and the Hippodrome, all the way to the Grand Bazaar.

 

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Includes

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

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.

Location

Know Before You Go

  • *This tour is only available on Mondays.
  • Please check 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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Yvette - January 16, 2019

There was everything that the tourists are looking for. Pharmacies, restaurants, giftshops, etc.

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Gilberto - May 18, 2019

The tour was not crowded. The guide was so funny. But the place we went was crowded . If you do not like the crowd,this might not be a good option for you. But we discover a lot of things that we cannot see on our own. I recommend it.

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Jerome - July 10, 2019

Divan Yolu is at the center of touristic attractions. It is very close to Sultanahmet . Definitely one of the best areas. Simply fantastic!

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