Spend a whole day in the historic Eyüp area outside of the Istanbul city walls on our guided tour. See the famous Mosque that makes Eyüp so important to the Muslim population, walk on the walls themselves, and much more.
What to Expect
Located outside the historic city walls in Istanbul is the captivating Eyüp area, an Ottoman district brimming with interesting sights and monuments. On this full-day walking tour we will take you through this long-standing Muslim shrine and show you just why this is such an important place for the local Muslim population.
Our tour begins with a visit to the Mosque of Eyub al Ansari – the standard bearer of Prophet Muhammed. It’s this Mosque that makes Eyüp so special to followers of the Muslim faith, with people coming from all over the world to visit this holy place. This is one of the real highlights of the tour.
Other highlights include the Mausoleum of Sokullu Mehmet Paşa, a Grand Vizier of Selim II, the Mosque of Zal Mahmut Paşa, the son in law of Sultan Selim II, and the Mausoleum of Sultan Resat, the Tekke of the Kalenderi Sect. Of course, these are just some of the interesting and historic sights you will see during this part of the tour, which also includes a trip to Pier Loti Hill, giving you the opportunity to look over the Golden Horn.
Following the included lunch, it will be time to see the famous city walls. Our stroll through history begins in Yedikule Fortress, where many diplomats were imprisoned when the Ottoman Empire declared war on the country. It wasn’t just diplomats who were forced to stay here – some Ottoman sultans were also put in jail and executed in some of the dungeons.
Another real highlight of the tour is the opportunity to walk on the historic walls. First, you’ll walk on the walls in the Yedikule Fortress, before walking more than a kilometer from Belgrate Gate to Silivri Gate, a real once-in-a-lifetime experience.
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Transportation to and from the hotel
Know Before You Go
Please dress in a manner that is approproate for visiting religious sites.