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Chora Church and City Walls Tour - Half Day (13:30 to 17:00)

Meet you at the cruise port of Istanbul, the airport or your hotel in the morning, for a tour of visiting ;

Chora Museum: The mosaics and frescoes in St. Savior are by far the most important works of Byzantine pictorial art known today, in terms of both their beauty and their number. It is fascinating to realize that they are coeval with the frescoes of Giotto in Italy. And while different in certain particulars, they nonetheless appear to radiate the same sense of living, breathing reality so characteristic of the Early Renaissance.

The Eyup Quarter: Eyup quarter and mosques take their name from Eyüp Ensari, the companion and standard-bearer of the Prophet Mohammed killed during the first siege of Constantinople.

Ancient City Walls: The land walls, for the most part, date from the reign of Emperor Theodosius II (408-450). The initial phase of construction, which produced one long high wall punctuated at regular intervals by some hundred bastions of defense towers, was completed in 413 under the supervision of Anthemius Perfect of the Eastern Empire.

At the end of the tour transfer back to the port or your hotel.