Meet your guide and minibus at your hotel pickup and then drive to the neighborhood of Eyüp. Head to Eyüp Sultan Mosque and visit one of Istanbul’s most important religious locations. Enter this colorful holy building where thousands visit daily and treasure its spiritual atmosphere.
As you explore with your guide, hear how a close disciple of Prophet Mohammed, Eyüp El-Ensari, was buried within these walls. Following your tour of the mosque, walk with your guide to Eyüp’s tomb and learn about his importance to Turkey’s religious people.
Next, stroll to the Eyüp cable car and enjoy a tram lift to a popular vantage point of the Golden Horn at Pierre Loti Café. Relax here and share the same stunning views as the French poet Pierre Loti who once wrote some of his best pieces here. After savoring this famous lookout point, where Europe’s coastline diverges, head back to the cable car for a short ride to Miniatürk.
At last, admire Istanbul from a totally different angle at this quirky yet interesting museum that demonstrates Turkey’s iconic monuments. See hundreds of replicas of buildings that showcase Turkey’s pride filled culture and an abundance of figurines that display the intricacies of everyday Turkish life such as: Muslims praying, flower sellers, and even Jews at a mosque. There’s loads to see at the miniature park.
Continue to walk through the park at your leisure or explore the souvenir store for something to purchase. Finally, hop back aboard your coach and return to your hotel or central Istanbul.