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Tour to Byzantium in Istanbul

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Duration

1 Days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Languages

English, Russian

Overview

Tour to Byzantium in Istanbul

Discover the most scenic places and buildings of the Byzantium Empire in Istanbul. Find out the interesting facts and legends about the life of people who live before us many decades before.

Your tour will begin by picking you up from your hotel. First of all, you will visit Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, also known as St.George Church, is among the holiest Greek Orthodox churches in the world with its 300 million followers. Explore the many holy relics, mosaics, and sculptures and listen to guide about the history.

The next stop will be the best known and most celebrated shrine of the Holy Virgin in Constantinople – the church of Panagia of Blachernae. The history of the shrine, the fame of which had spread throughout the Christian world, extends over the entire Byzantine era, and the great events associated with it are linked with the history of the City.

Moreover, visit the Church of St. Savior in Chora (formerly the Kariye Camii and now the Kariye Müzesi) in Istanbul built in the 11th century and decorated in the 14th, the Church of St. Savior in Chora (formerly the Kariye Camii and now the Kariye Müzesi) in Istanbul. It contains one of the best-preserved collections of Byzantine mosaics and frescoes anywhere. The front (west narthex) of St. Savior in Chora overlooks a small square occupied by a cafe with outdoor tables. Behind the church is a pretty garden with great views of the apses and domes of the church. The bathrooms are back here, too. Inside, there are about 50 mosaic panels dating from about 1310, most in excellent shape.

By the end of the tour, you will be dropped off to your hotel

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Included/Exclude

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional Guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks

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