Walk on the City Walls

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Walk on the City Walls

Join us for a tour along the ancient city walls and see the Yedikule Fortress Dungeons, churches, cemeteries and works of the great Ottoman architect, Mimar Sinan.

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


  • Visit Yedikule Fortress, where foreign diplomats were imprisoned during Ottoman times.
  • Walk along the city walls near Belgrade Gate to Silivri Gate.

Full Description

Our tour will begin at the Yedikule Fortress Dungeons, an Ottoman State Prison where foreign diplomats were imprisoned when the Ottoman Empire was at war with their countries. Even Sultan Osman II was imprisoned and executed there. You'll hear lots of stories about the Dungeon's history from your expert guide. 

Continuing on, you'll see the cemetery of controversial Turkish "Orthodox Patriarchs", the miraculous "life-giving spring" at Ayazma of Balikli and other churches. Our walk from Yedikule Fortress, to Belgrade Gate to Silivri Gate will also take us past some works of the famous Ottoman architect, Mimar Sinan.



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

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.


Know Before You Go

  • *This tour is only available on Saturdays.
  • 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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Cosme - February 08, 2019

Una joya que muchos turistas omiten

Dan - February 28, 2019

All the walls from this point needs maintenance and some security, but it was a nice experience to walk around the walls and feel the historical atmosphere.

Theresa - March 02, 2019

Impressive structures! I felt the history in my bones!

Frankie - August 29, 2019

It s a good idea to visit this old and long wall. I think they are the most authentic historical artifacts.

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