On this tour, you will discover the Christian pages of Istanbul's history. In a group of up to 20 people, look at mosaic illustrations for the Bible, in the Great Patriarchate you will see a fragment of the Holy Cross, on which Christ was crucified. And in the Church of Blachernae we will talk about the miracle of the Intercession of the Virgin. Group excursion Duration 3.5 hours Group size up to 20 people Children Without children How it goes By bus € 40 € 34 per person 15%Discount when ordering before April 15
What awaits you
Museum of Mosaics Kariye - behind an inconspicuous facade there is a Byzantine fairy tale. You will take a closer look at the frescoes of the 14th century and read biblical stories on them. We recommend taking a closer look at the images of the Descent into Hell and the Last Judgment - they impress every visitor.
Great, or Ecumenical Patriarchate, where the residence of the Patriarch of Constantinople is located. Let's discuss why the main entrance is closed; in the Church of the Great Martyr George we will see Christian relics: a cross carved from the tree of the Holy Cross, a stone column to which Christ was tied, the patriarchal throne on which John Chrysostom sat. You can also venerate the relics.
Golden Horn: we will drive along the bay and talk about the founding of Constantinople. And we will also admire the Bulgarian Church of St. Stephen, which is also called the Iron Church - you will reveal what is its uniqueness.
Blachernae Church… What miracles are associated with it, what treasures were stored here? How is its history connected with Russia? Why is the Blachernae icon so unusual? We will discuss all this when visiting church.
How the excursion goes
- The tour takes place on a comfortable 20-seat bus
- The tour will be led by one of the guides of our professional team (all guides are licensed Russian-speaking historians)
- The total time of the excursion includes the collection of participants from hotels (approximately 1 hour)
What is included in the price and what is not
- Transfer from the hotel in the areas of Laleli, Beyazit, Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Shishli, Osmanbey, Taksim and Besiktash is included in the price of the excursion. Transfer from other parts of the city - on request and at extra charge.
- All entrance tickets are included in the tour price
The tour starts at your hotel. You will know the exact meeting point immediately after booking.