• Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 41.89 View price calendar

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See Istanbul on a half-day tour that includes a boat cruise on the Bosphorous River, and a cable car ride up Pierre Loti Hill. You'll also learn about the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires as you take in the walls of Constantinople, Chora Church, Topkapi Palace, and Yedikule Fortress (Fortress of Seven Towers).


  • Half-day tour of Istanbul with Bosphorous River cruise
  • Ride up Pierre Loti Hill in a cable car
  • Snap photos of the Walls of Constantinople, Chora Church, and Topkapi Gate
  • Cruise through the Bosphorus Strait and around the Golden Horn
  • Includes entrance fees, cruise, and hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Start your morning with hotel pickup and transfer to the cable car at Pierre Loti Hill.

As your cable car ascends the Pierre Loti Hill, get sweeping views of this historic city. Then visit the Walls of Constantinople, constructed under the orders of Constantine the Great in the year 324. View other top attractions including Topkapi Palace, Yedikule Fortress, and Chora Church (Kariye Museum), which features ancient mosaics that are remarkably well-preserved.

Wrap up with a boat cruise on the Bosphorous River, taking in the sights of the Golden Horn from a waterside perspective. Hear from your guide about the city's history, including the Byzantine era when it was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, its role during the Ottoman Empire, and its importance as the cultural center of modern-day Turkey.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

A tour very well organised. Compact, but seeing more of the unusual sites of Istanbul. Chora Church is a must-see for its wonderful mosaics. Tour was done, despite myself being the only tourist. The tour guide extremely knowledgeable and courteous.

Fabrizio C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

It is the perfect tour for an afternoon flight, in few hours you have the change to visit Chora Church with amazing mosaics from Bizantin period it seems to be in Italy, have a boat ride on the river and see Istanbul from the top. I had a tour with Tuba that give me a lot of information also about Turkey history. As Italian I was only pleased to know much more about the city and the Country from a local. Thanks Tuba :

Alex G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Excellent tour! Songul was very knowledgeable and an excellent storyteller. Logistics of the trip were perfect, with no time spent waiting between activities. We only had a few hours to spend in Istanbul but had a rich experience and good taste of the city's history.

Maya F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

it was a nice trip... great place to visit ... professional and kind guide Ms. Songul

Max Lloyd Jr L

4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

A perfect tour to fit on your last day in Istanbul when you have an afternoon flight.

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