Golden Horn via Public Ferry Tour – Half Day

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  • Explore the best sites around the Golden Horn via public ferry
  • Admire the lavish interiors of St. George’s Cathedral
  • Snap photos at the highly Instagrammable Balak Antik Cafe
  • See the colorful residential Balat houses
  • Take in the fascinating architecture at the Ahrida Synagogue
  • Marvel at the breathtaking views of the Golden Horn from Pierre Loti Hill Cafe
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a private/small group tour
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About this activity

  • Location


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  • Trip type

    Half Day

  • Duration

    5 Hours

  • Confirmation

    Instant Confirmation

  • Cancellation policy

    Free cancellation (before 24 hours)

Available Sun, 24 Dec
The TripGuru Promise

The TripGuru Promise

  • Small Groups (max 5-9 people)
  • Awesome Local Guides
  • Curated Itineraries
  • Comfortable Private Cars
  • Solo Traveler Friendly
Small Groups

Small Groups

Small enough allowing you to explore each place independently, but big enough to create a fun social atmosphere. Average group size does not typically exceed 9 people – no busload trips or tourist traps!
Local Experts

Local Experts

Follow in the footsteps “cultural translators” who call your destination home. Get insights into local legends, history, and personality – discovering treasures other visitors miss when left to their own devices.
Curated Itineraries

Curated Itineraries

TripGuru Signature experiences are original tours created and operated by our own team with the help of partner travel bloggers. Unlike other itineraries, “Signature” branded trips reflect global travel trends and the feedback we get from our customers.
Private Car

Private Car

TripGuru Signature tours come with a driver and comfortable, air-conditioned cars. Enjoy the ride without wasting time lining up, waiting for the bus to come or finding your way around crowds.
Solo Traveler Friendly

Solo Traveler Friendly

Book without having to pay for empty seats and meet fellow adventurous souls along the way! TripGuru Signature experiences are designed to connect like-minded explorers.

What is included

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Ferry tickets
  • Cable car tickets
  • Beverages
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals
  • Other drinks (e.g. coffee, tea, etc.)
  • Personal expenses


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    Meet at the meeting point (in front of Mado Karakoy)

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    Take the ferry to Fener

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    St. George Cathedral, Balat Antik Cafe, Balat colorful houses, Ahrida Synagogue

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    Take the ferry to Eyup

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    Take the cable car to Pierre Loti

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    Take the ferry to Karakoy

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    Arrive at Karakoy

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    Meeting Point

    In front of Mado Karakoy (Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa, Rıhtım Cd. No.3 34425, 34425 Beyoglu/Istanbul). Look for a guide wearing a TripGuru shirt or holding a TripGuru sign.

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    Important Information

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    Kindly be at your meeting point/ at least 10 minutes before the stated meeting/pick-up time. The tour guides will only wait a maximum of 10 minutes for you before proceeding to the next stop.

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    If you are headed to the meeting point, we would like to stress that heavy traffic in the mornings is expected, and can vary greatly when compared to the travel time stated in navigation apps (e.g. Google Maps, Waze, etc.). Please consider leaving with enough time to reach your destination.

Note: The timings may differ based on the selected timeslot

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