Exotic Istanbul Tour

Undergroun Cistern, Chora Church Tour, Imperial Mosques, Fener and Balat Neighborhoods

from $33*/person
Private Tour Guide Skip the line 6 hours

Discover Exotic Istanbul with Chora Church

Discover the streets of exotic Istanbul on our Chora Church tour. Stroll from the old Ottoman city centre past the Imperial mosques. Visit the university district. Dive into the colour and chaos of the bazaar neighbourhood. Feast like an Ottoman. Get lost in the suburbs of Fener and Balat. Discover Chora church, centre of the Eastern Orthodox world.

What to expect?

Who's this tour for?

This is the best selling tour of Istanbul as it covers the major touristic sights of Istanbul.

  • First time visitors,
  • If you are coming back to Istanbul after some time,
  • Expats and students in the city,
  • If you are having a long layover between flights,
  • If you have one day in Istanbul,

What to expect?

  • A 7km Chora Church walking tour viewing Imperial mosques, the bazaar district and the heart of Byzantine Orthodox Istanbul
  • In-depth commentary on the complex and diverse history of the city
  • The knowledge and expertise of a guide who helps you make the most of your time

What's included?

  • Professional Guiding Service
  • Admission Fees for the museums
  • Skip the ticket line
  • Pick-up & drop-off to your hotel
  • Transportation during the tour (taxi or private van depending on group size)

What's not included & why?

To give our guests more option and flexibility for lunch, we do not include in our prices.

  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses

Want to see these sights with an expert?

Tour Itinerary

We have designed this tour show you other Top sights of Istanbul as well as to show off-the-beaten path locations and historical areas of Istanbul as listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

#01 - The Underground Cistern

The Chora Church tour starts in Sultanhamet. You’ll go deep underground to the Basilica Cistern before heading up Divan Yolu. We pass through Cemberlitas, Beyazid square and the mosque of the same name, and Istanbul University.

#02 Suleymaniye Mosque

Our path takes us to the stately Suleymaniye mosque, built between 1550 and 1557 AD. Suleymaniye the Magnificent ordered its construction and it’s an impressive legacy.

#03 Chora Church (Kariye Museum)

On the Best of Istanbul tour we enter the magnificent Topkapi Palace. A series of courtyards and halls contain fabulous displays of precious jewels and important religious artefacts. The public rooms of the palace are a worthy backdrop to the splendour and intrigue of the Harem.

#04 Discover Fener & Balat Neighborhoods

On the Chora Church tour we wind our way through the narrow streets of Fener and Balat. Our guide will take you to St George’s Cathedral. As the Patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church it contains some of the most significant relics the church owns. Local Turkish born Greeks, known as Rum, still worship here.

Dynamic Tour Pricing

Dynamic pricing is the reduction of the price per person when the number of people in your party increases. The more people in your group - the less you pay per person.

Private tour prices per group size

1 adult $145 2 adults $172 > $79 per person 3 adults $171 > $57 per person 4 adults $244 > $61 per person * 5 adults $255 > $51 per person 6 adults $282 > $47 per person 7 adults $294 > $42 per person 8 adults $308 > $38 per person 9 adults $324 > $36 per person 10 adults $330 > $33 per person * For groups up to 3 pax we use yellow cabs, for parties more than 3 pax we use van/minibus. ** For larger groups please contact us.

Additional Tour Notes:

How To Book & Pay?

To book this tour please choose your desired day from the calendar below and continue with the booking steps. Our booking system will take you to the secure payment gateway provided by PayU.

There is a set deposit amount of $75 for any group size. Your booking will be confirmed after the deposit payment. The balance is to be paid 15 days before the start of the tour(s).

Easy Cancellation

You may cancel your tour reservation up to 72 hours before the planned start of the tour. No cancellation charge is incurred within the allowed deadline. Please read our cancellation policy: “Booking Terms“.

Legal Notice:

This tour is organized within the legal scope of the Turkish Law concerning Travel Agencies And The Association Of Travel Agencies (TURSAB) numbered 1618, and Vocational Tour Guides Law numbered 6326.

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