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7 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people



About this tour

Embark on an enchanting journey that diverges from the well-trodden tourist path in Istanbul, delving into the city’s lesser-known treasures on this exclusive small-group tour. Navigate through the vibrant streets using a combination of trams and other local transport, unlocking the secrets of the UNESCO-listed Fener and Balat districts. Here, immerse yourself in the allure of colorful houses standing proudly against the backdrop of charming cobblestone lanes.

As part of this immersive experience, you’ll board a shared boat for a leisurely 2-hour Bosphorus cruise, allowing you to soak in the mesmerizing views of Istanbul from the water. Explore the cultural richness of the city further by visiting the Eyup Mosque, where history and architecture converge seamlessly. Pause your explorations to savor the flavors of Istanbul at a local café, enjoying a cup of tea while your guide weaves narratives of the city’s intricate history and vibrant local life.

The journey reaches its crescendo with a thrilling cable car ride to the Pierre Loti café, perched atop a hill. Here, indulge in breathtaking panoramic views of Istanbul, capturing the essence of the city’s sprawling skyline. This meticulously crafted tour offers a tapestry of experiences, seamlessly weaving together history, culture, and the hidden gems of Istanbul’s landscape, ensuring an unforgettable exploration of this dynamic city.


  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Balat and Fener districts, where vibrant houses and cobblestone lanes create a picturesque setting.
  • Ascend Pierre Loti Hill via a thrilling cable car ride, unveiling spectacular panoramic views of Istanbul. Enjoy a moment of tranquility at the Pierre Loti café, perched atop the hill, providing an ideal vantage point to appreciate the city's sprawling skyline.
  • Embark on a mesmerizing 2-hour Bosphorus cruise aboard a shared boat. Witness the city's iconic landmarks lining the Bosphorus Strait, from historic palaces to modern bridges.
  • Visit the historic Eyup Sultan Mosque, a significant religious and cultural site. Explore the intricate architecture and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of this revered mosque.


  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Lunch set menu
  • Pierre Loti cable car
  • Bosphorus cruise ticket
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guidance
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Photos and Videos
  • Gratuities


5 – 7 hours



Frequently asked questions

The primary language for group tour guidance is English or multilingual available. Tours in languages other than English are available exclusively as private tours. Please note that there might be a price variation for different languages. Kindly specify your preferred language for the tour if it's not English!

Tour fees include professional English guide service or assistant service. In half-day tours, meals are not included, but in full-day tours, a set menu or open buffet meal is generally included. Kindly refer to the tour description for a detailed breakdown of included and excluded services.

In group tours, hotel pick-up and drop-off are generally included. Rarely, some tours do not include hotel pick-up and drop-off or just drop-off. All private tours include hotel pickup and drop-off. Please read the description carefully to find out.

  • Tour available period: all year round.
  • Tour available days: every day
  • Tour category: Offered as a private tour.
  • Please provide us with an accurate WhatsApp number to can guide you for pick-ups and updates.
  • We will respond to your request within 24 hours at the latest.
  • Pick-up is around 9.30 am.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
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