Golden Horn Tour





General Information





  • Golden Horn Tour
  • After meeting at decided place (hotel or cruise) we will visit Suleymaniye Mosque and drive to Piyerloti cafe to see the Golden Horn from hill, then visit Miniaturk. After lunch we will continue to visit Chora Church museum. At the end of tour transfer to the hotel.
    Visiting: Suleimaniye Mosque, Golden Horn, Pierloti, Miniaturk, Eyup, Chora Museum

    Tour includes: Transportation, Guiding Service and Parking
    Tour not include : Museum entrances, beverages, tips and personal expenditures.
    Tour Duration: 8 hours







Suleimaniye Mosque


Suleymaniye is the biggest mosque located on the second hill of Istanbul and was constructed by the great architect Sinan, supported by Suleyman the magnificant in 1550- 1557. In the garden behind the main mosque there is a cemetory and two mausoleums include the tombs of Suleyman I (the Magnificent), and his wife Roxelana.


Golden Horn


The Golden Horn is a historical inlet dividing Istanbul into two parts and forming an excelent natural and extremely secure harbor since thousands of years. In the develepments of city the harbor played very important role. The Golden Horn is about 8 kilometers long and about 35 meters deep very close to the Bosphorus area.


Pierloti


Piyerloti Cafe, named after the famous French novelist and marine attache of the same name. It is the perfect place from which to view the Golden Horn and entire Historical Peninsula and to drink a frothy Turkish caffee or a glass of tea.


Miniaturk


Miniaturk is a miniature museum and it is the world's largest miniature park with its 15,000 m2 model area. The park contains 105 models done in exact replica of the originals in 1/25th scale. All these miniatures represent the rich historical heritage of Turkey.


Eyup Mosque


Because of the area accepted as the burial place of a friend of the Prophet Muhammed, is very important region for muslims.One of the most beautiful small mosque of Istanbul constructed for honour of a friend and Standard bearer of the Prophet Muhammed in Eyup District.


Chora Museum


The Chora Church is one of the most beautiful examples of Byzantine art with its glorious mosaics and frescoes in Istanbul, Turkey. The present building date 1077 - 1081 and was build by Maria Doukaina, according popular architectural style of that time. The church took its actual appareance two centries later with additions of mosaic work which is the finest example of Byzantine Renaissance.