On this half-day tour (4 hours) we will cycle around the Golden Horn then cross it by boat. In this scimitar-shaped inlet of the Bosphorus, which divides Istanbul in two parts, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman civilizations flourished for millennia. Across the centuries thousands of ships sailed through its golden waters for trade and warfare.
Riding along its shores we will see churches, mosques, ruins, museums, traditional districts, parks, bridges and a lot more, enjoying magnificent vistas of the city throughout te route.
Golden Horn Bike & Boat tour starts from the meeting point which is located in Balat district. We will ride our bikes through the shore of the Golden Horn, Istanbul’s natural harbor. In about 4 hours we will see Spice Bazaar (from outside), some of the important churches of Istanbul like; Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, St. Stephan Bulgarian Church, Blachernae Church. We will talk about of the Ottoman architecture looking at New Mother’s Mosque, Rustem Pasha Mosque, Suleymaniye Mosque and Eyup Sultan Mosque. We will stroll through the traditional streets of Fener and Balat districts where Greek, Jewish and Turkish people lives together in peace for hundreds of years. We will cycle in public parks adorned with colorful flowers, among the ruins either from Roman or Ottoman time. We will talk about the history of the conquest of Constantinople in front of Theodosian Walls. We may also visit an energy museum called Santral Istanbul optionally. We will see all of the bridges build on Golden Horn; Galata Bridge, Unkapan�� Bridge, Hali̤ Bridge. We will have a pleasant boat cruise on the Golden Horn on the way back.
- 4 Days
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Tour Distance & Dates
- 21 Km
Guide service, Bikes, Helmets, boat cruise on Golden Horn