Istanbul - Colorful Ottoman Houses in Residential Neighborhoods

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Colorful Ottoman Houses in Residential Neighborhoods

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(92 reviews)
Fener & Balat Neighborhoods and Golden Horn , Istanbul, Turkey
40 mins

About the tour

In this tour, we will have the history and the legends of the Golden Horn for the short time in the beginning and we will continue to Fener which is the former Greek Orthodox neighborhood then will follow with Balat Jewish neighborhood. You will hear many stories of these minorities, why they are not there anymore, where they have gone, the population of minorities today. We will also see many of the colorfully houses, churches and Synagogue.

Meet My Local Guide Istanbul

My Local Guide Istanbul

Salih loves introducing Istanbul to people from different parts of to the world. He has been living in Istanbul for more then twenty years and felt at home from the first day he saw it. Salih started work as a guide in 2007 leading the groups in all over Turkey and since 2012 he's back to leading small group tours in Istanbul only. Beside showing the highlights of Istanbul he likes showing the hidden Istanbul, food markets and the selected restaurant and cafes. Salih feels blessed to live in this unique city which is the home for about sixteen millions of people and it manages very well to be great host. He's here to help his guests see this lovely city in the best way with providing a great selection from secrets and the highlights of Istanbul.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Istanbul with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Istanbul. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Emma H.

09 September 2021

Loved this tour, the buildings were lovely!

ANABELLE (from Puerto Rico) M.

08 August 2021

Great tour

Sarah A.

08 August 2021


Zoe B.

08 August 2021

Super interesting walk through the old and vibrant Istanbul neighborhoods, wonderful photo opportunities, and great stories. Thanks Salih!

Chris H.

08 August 2021

Great knowledge of history! I am using his tours to prepare for my upcoming visit to Istanbul. This is an excellent way to prioritize what I want to see.

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