Istanbul: Tour of Garipce Village, Rumeli Fortress and Balat

Istanbul: Tour of Garipce Village, Rumeli Fortress and Balat

From $187.66 per person

If you’ve seen the major attractions of Istanbul, this tour gives you the opportunity to see more of this magical place with a knowledgeable local guide. Visit a local village, stop for breakfast, learn a bit of history, and take in spectacular views.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your hotel in Istanbul's city center
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the tiny village of Garipce
  • Visit Rumeli Castle, a fortress on Istanbul’s European side
  • Marvel at the views from Otagtepe
  • Stop to see the Greek Orthodox Fener and Balat districts
Full description
Enjoy a really local tour of Istanbul with a guide who has an in-depth knowledge of the city. The full-day tour begins at around 08.30 with a pick up at your hotel, followed by breakfast in a small village located on the shores of the Black Sea. Visit a 17th-century castle and enjoy the amazing views. Stop to admire the Rumeli Fortress that looks out over the Bosporus – one of the unique monuments of Istanbul. Continue on with a drive to the Asian side of the city, where you’ll visit the Kucuksu Palace, used as a hunting lodge and summer mansion during the 18th century. Your guide will also take you to see the Balat/Fener area, which was the center of Greek Orthodox life in the time of the Ottoman Empire.
Includes
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel pick-up and transportation
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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