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Duration: 6 ~ 7 hrs
Location: Istanbul
Price: € 90
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The Chora Church was originally built as part of a monastery complex outside the walls of Constantinople, to the south of the Golden Horn. Literally translated, the church’s full name was the Church of the Holy Saviour in the Country.

Chora_Church

In the 16th century, the Church of Sts. Sergius and Bacchus was converted into a mosque and acquired not just a minaret but also a courtyard with cells opening off it which now serve as craft workshops. Recently the mosque was comprehensively restored. Opinions vary as to the end result. Küçük Aya Sofya still functions as a mosque, but another of the city’s great Byzantine churches, the Theotokos Pammakaristos, better known as the Fethiye Cami, has been subdivided so that one side can be used for mosque services while the other is a museum. This gem of a building deserves to receive many more visitors than currently cross its threshold.

The prices mentioned above are in Euro and per person (unless stated otherwise)

    • Professional Cultural English speaking guide.
    • All entrance fees to Museums and sights.
    • Comprehensive sightseeing.
    • Deluxe A/C Transport.
    • Traditional Turkish meal in Restaurant.
    • Soft drinks and water during Coach touring.
    • All tips to guides, escorts, drivers and hotel and restaurant staff
    • All items of a personal nature, including beverages, wines, liqueurs, tea, coffee, mineral water, phone calls, laundry/valet service and food other than stated in the itinerary.
    • Any other item not specifically mentioned as being included.
    • Baggage, Travel insurance
    • Porterage
    • Accommodation
    • International & Domestic flights

Itinerary

A full day to visit the most interesting Byzantine churches in the city the Church of the Holy Savior of Chora, called in Turkish, Kariye Camii. The mosaics and frescoes are by far the most important and extensive series of Byzantine paintings in the city and among the best and most beautiful in the world. Visit the monastic complex composed by the Church of the Theotokos Panachrantos (the Immaculate Mother of God) the church of St. John the Baptist and the funerary chapel, called the monastery of Constantine Lips now know as Molla Fenari Camii. Visit the magnificent Hagia Sophia, Originally known as the Great Church, because of its large size in comparison with the other churches of the Christian World. After an intensive visit to the Cathedral of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, our last visit for this day before proceeding to your hotel is to the Monastery of St. Sergius and St. Bacchus now called Kucuk aya sofya Camii. (L)

Departure:

Min. pax = 2 (two persons) Pick-up time at 09:00 – Drop-off time at 17:30

Please be advised:
We reserve the right to cancel the tour or run the tour on Private basis (under email notification) if minimum seats are not fulfilled. If payment is done prior the departure date, all monies will be refunded in full, or your booking can be transferred to the next day if your schedule permits and space is available.
Please note:
As much as possible we have tried to be accurate regarding pricing. CVB Travel reserves the right to change or modify its fees and schedules, suite to the changes made in various museums closing dates, public service schedules due to weather conditions and charges in Turkey, such as taxes and entrance fees, resulting from policies of official units and schedules, which will have a direct effect on the general signtseeing and costs