Balat to Tekfur - Mystery Guided Half Day Walking Tour in the Old Town

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What To Expect

Visit Balat, the district on the southern shores of the Golden Horn and the traditional Jewish Quarter of Istanbul. See the Palace of the Sovereign (Tekfur Saray), one of the few surviving examples of Byzantine architecture.

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Istanbul
Departs From:
Istanbul
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
3 hours
Availability:
Sunday at 1:30 PM
Product Code:
6606
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Description

Balat is located on the southern shores of the Golden Horn. It is one of the Jewish districts where Jews were re-settled during the time of the Ottoman Empire.

We walk in Balat and find ourselves in intriguing streets with amazingly colorful life. Synagogues, Armenian churches, Romaic churches, Byzantine remnants and Ayazma's are part of today's adventure. Although once it had seven synagogues, now it has only two in good condition: Ahrida and Yambol Synagogues.

The cast-iron Bulgarian Orthodox church of St. Stephen of the Bulgars, the city walls and the ruins of the Byzantine palace known as Tekfur Saray, the Armenian Church of Surp Hresdagabet are among many other places we visit during this tour.

Tour Highlights

  • Bulgarian Church

  • Ayazma of Blacherna

  • Synagogues

Includes

  • Hotel pick-up

  • Guided tour

  • Entrance fees

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 2 years old are free of charge.

  • Women will need to bring scarves to wear during mosque visits.

  • You are required to send copies of your passport four days before your departure at the latest in order to get permission for entrance to the synagogues.

  • Departure times may vary depending on hotel location.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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