- Explore the European side of Istanbul on a 3-hour tour
- Visit Eyüp Sultan Mosque and see the tomb of Eyüp El-Ensari
- Ride up the Eyüp cable car to the famous Pierre Loti Café
- Admire bird's-eye views of Istanbul’s Golden Horn – the world’s largest natural harbor
- Stroll around Miniatürk and see miniature replicas of famous Turkish buildings
Inside the building is the tomb of Eyüp El-Ensari -- a close companion of the Prophet Mohammed. After exploring the mosque, you’ll pay a visit to his famous mausoleum while leaning about his prominent religious role in Turkey.
Continue your tour with a walk to the Eyüp cable car, and then ride up it to the Pierre Loti Café, where the French poet Pierre Loti wrote while admiring views of the Golden Horn. Sit down and relax here, while soaking up commanding views of the horn-shaped fjord below that splits the city’s European shoreline into two.
Head down the cable car and stroll across to your tour’s final destination – Miniatürk! This kitsch yet fascinating museum showcases hundreds of models of Turkey’s most famous buildings. Aptly demonstrating the Turk’s pride for their heritage, the miniature park also boasts a selection of figurines that depict the country’s culture; see praying Muslims, Jews at a mosque, flower sellers and more!
Spend time exploring the site independently and then check out its popular shopping center for souvenirs to take home. Your tour then ends with a drop-off at your Istanbul hotel.
Reviewed by Kevin F, March 2013
I enjoyed this tour very much. We had a good tour guide, and the sites we visited were very interesting. Would recommend this tour.
Reviewed by Fauzi Adnan, May 2013
Enough time to wonder around the miniaturk park. Excellent guide with knowledge of history when visiting Eyub Al Ansari mosque and tomb.