Hidden Gem Of The City

Tour Code: 180520180504
Tour Activity H (High)

Free your soul and explore the historical balat district of Istanbul's hidden gem on the Golden Horn coast.

Specially curated for Luxury Istanbul's discerning guests!

Tour Feature: City-life, History, Culture, Archtitecture, Photography, Food
Eligible For: Activity level can be modified (Please ask for disabled traveler)
Highlights: Balat market, Sveti Stefan, Church of St. George, Pierre Loti Hill If required; Spice Market can be visited
View the City walls surrounding Golden Horn, Valen’s Aqueduct,
Ahrida S, The Red Castle, stroll around winding cobbled streets
Duration: 08:45am - 05:00pm (Suggested tour duration, can be modified)
On Request: Charter a Yacht to see Istanbul’s iconic skyline

Discover the rich and diverse culture of Balat, which is the oldest and most spectacular districts of Istanbul, stroll around and get lost in the winding cobbled streets. Admire the sights along the Golden Horn and enjoy viewing the city from a different angle. Home to different beliefs and cultures for centuries, where people live together in peace and tranquility.

The current Balat district of Haliç (Golden Horn) is one of the best examples of mosques, churches and synagogues that still actively serving in their congregations. Overall the entire neighborhood is a magical experience, especially for photographers, history lovers and foodies.





Best Time to Visit

  • Jan °C 5.8
  • Feb °C 5.5
  • Mar °C 7.3
  • Apr °C 11.2
  • May °C 15.7
  • Jun °C 20.5
  • Jul °C 22.9
  • Aug °C 23.4
  • Sep °C 19.9
  • Oct °C 15.8
  • Nov °C 11.0
  • Dec °C 7.8
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