Hidden Gems of Istanbul

Hidden Gems of Istanbul Tour

  • Sights to see for Hidden Gems of Istanbul: Valens Aqueduct Bridge, Kadınlar Pazarı (Women’s Bazaar), Holy Apostles Church Istanbul, ‘Kutsal Havariler Kilisesi’ not present today), Fatih Camii (Fatih Mosque), Malta Market Street, Damascus Bazaar, Çarşamba Neighborhood, Karagümrük Stadium from outside (Aetius Cistern), Kariye (Chora Museum), Walls of Theodosius.
  • Duration: 5 Hours
  • Included: Private Professional Guide %100 dedicated to you and your party!
  • Excluded: Meals, drinks and entrances
  • Transportation: You will take public transportation and most of the time walking during Hidden Gems of Istanbul tour
  • Available: This tour is only available everyday, preferably between 10:00 till 15:00 From EUR 200 for 2 participants (additional person 25 Euro)
  • Meet your private local guide at your hotel lobby for Hidden Gems of Istanbul 

First of all, you will see the Valens Aqueduct bridge. Built in 368 AD. to provide water to citizens of Byzantine Empire. Then, see local life and good eateries at the Women’s Bazaar. Fatih Mosque Complex was built on the site of the Holy Apostles Church Istanbul ‘Kutsal Havariler Kilisesi’. Back then, Holy Apostles Church Istanbul ‘Kutsal Havariler Kilisesi’ was an important church until 1462. Besides the courtyard, you will find the Malta Market Street. The area emphasizes more of Damascus to its residents than Istanbul. We continue to explore with Hidden Gems of Istanbul tour.Just a short distance away, explore one of the most religiously conservative area. it is Çarşamba neighborhood. Moreover, the name ‘Çarşamba’ means ‘Wednesday’ in Turkish. Almost everyone knows it as Çarşamba Pazarı. One of the biggest open air local market in Istanbul on Wednesdays.

Before reaching the Chora Museum, we will see Karagümrük Stadium which was an open air cistern from the Byzantine period. After, we will be visiting the impressive Chora Museum. Known as  Church of Chora Saint Saviour. Once, Theodore Metochites said of Chora Church, ‘The frescoes and mosaics in the church explain how God became a mortal on behalf human beings’. Finally, we come to the Walls of Theodosius. Or the Walls of Constantinople. Especially, it ranks among the most impressive city walls in the world.

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