Fener – Balat – Eyüp

Eyüp, the picturesque district located outside the city walls on the Golden Horn, is the most important Islamic pilgrimage place after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem.

On Sundays you can see boys in white prince costumes coming from their circumcision celebrations or just married couples. In Eyüp we visit the Mausoleum Ayub al-Ansari in the mosque complex of Eyüp Sultan Camii. Then we move on to the slopes along the cemetery fields on the hills of Eyüp and admire the grave steles of famous Islamic personalities who chose their final resting place under the shade of the cypress trees. With the chair lift, we go up to the tea garden of the Café Pierre Loti. The romantic view over the Golden Horn that opens up from here not only inspired the French writer. After a Turkish tea we pay a visit to the toy sellers of Eyüp. Over the former Galata bridge, a pontoon bridge that is restored in the upper part of the Golden Horn and open to pedestrians, we reach the other shore and take the ferryboat back to Kasimpasa.

  • Meeting Point: Manzara reception
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Price: 40 €
  • Participants: at least 6 people, max. 10 people

We kindly request registration before 6 pm at the day before the tour takes place the reception of MANZARA ISTANBUL or at tours@manzara-istanbul.com.