The Golden Horn

Golden Horn, Galata tower, Eyup Sultan Mosque, Pierre Loti hill

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The Golden Horn is a long waterway in the heart of the European side of Istanbul and this tour will show you some of its historical attractions. We start with a visit to the beautiful Galata Tower which was built during the 14th century by the Genoese. You can scale the stairs or take the lift to the top and from your vantage point 63 metres above the street, you will have panoramic views of the Boshphorous, Golden Horn and the old city.

You will then transfer to the Eyup Sultan Mosque which is one of the holiest and most sacred in all of Turkey as it is located on the site of the tomb of Eyup Ensari (that you will also see), who was a great friend of the Prophet Mohammed.

After touring the mosque the nearby cable car will take you from the mosque, over the green and leafy cemetery and to the top of Pierre Loti Hill where you can relax in the café and enjoy the magnificent view of the Golden Horn as you enjoy Turkish tea or coffee.

Golden Horn, Galata Tower, Eyup Sultan Mosque, Pierre Loti Hill

General Information & Conditions

All our morning tours can be combined with our afternoon tours and lunch included if done so

VAT is included in the rates

Phone call needed for last minute reservations

We kindly request our guest to be ready 15 minutes prior to departure time. Guests need to arrive promptly at the meeting points given by Tourkeystay, or the tour will proceed without them

30 % discount applies for children aged 2-7. Children under 2 tour free of charge

Tours will only be refunded if cancelled more than 24 hours prior to commencement

Effective Sales Rates of the Turkish Central Bank are valid for payments

Tourkeystay is not responsible for any loss or theft of belongings during the tour

Due to traffic conditions beyond our control, pickup may be delayed

Included

Museums entry fees, parking and road tolls

Pick up and drop off at your accommodation

Transportation in A/C non-smoking car or bus with Professional English speaking guide and driver and their daily expenses

Important notice

Pick up by 08:30, drop off by 12:30