Spend a half-day discovering the historical remains of Christianity's traces in the heart of Istanbul. From Byzantine monasteries to ancient ruins, this holy tour gives you first hand documentation of Istanbul's importance in history.
About this activity
- Free cancellation
- Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
- Covid-19 precautions
- Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
- Mobile ticketing
- Use your phone or print your voucher
- Duration 4 hours
- Starting times 8:00 AM, 1:00 PM
- Skip the ticket line
- Instant confirmation
- Live tour guide
- English, Spanish
- Pickup included
- Free pick-up service from centrally located hotels in Istanbul. Please provide your hotel name. • After booking, you need to call the local supplier in order to learn exact time and free shuttle availability. • Free shuttle pick-up is offered between 08:00 and 09:00 or between 13:00 and 14:00 (depending on the location of your hotel and the time you booked - morning/afternoon tour), and takes 45 to 60 minutes.
- Discover Istanbul's fascinating history first hand
- Visit Churches and Monasteries
- Learn the fascinating stories behind these monuments
- Snap some pictures of the incredible Byzantine architecture
- Private A/C transportation
- Donations to churches
- Museum entrance fee
- Private guiding in chosen language
- V.A.TAX (18%)
- Free pick-up/drop off service from/to central located hotels
- Customers must keep distance in vehicles
- The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
- Customers are required to bring and wear masks
- Customers must fill out a travel information form
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What to bring
- Passport or ID card
Know before you go
- St. Chora is closed on Wednesdays
- After booking, you need to call the local supplier in order to learn exact time and free shuttle availability.
- Pick-up is only available for centrally located Istanbul hotels. When verifying your booking, your local supplier will advise you on alternative meeting points for hotels which are not accessible.
- Free shuttle pick-up is offered between 08:00 and 9:00 or between 13:00 and 14:00 (depending on the location of your hotel and the time you booked - morning/afternoon tour), and takes 45 to 60 minutes.