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Address: Halic | Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey

This river separates the old and new sections of Istanbul. The commercial...

This river separates the old and new sections of Istanbul. The commercial center of the city for 2000 years, many markets and the Chamber of Commerce still line its shores today.

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Golden Horn Half Day Morning Tour in Istanbul

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Ancient heart of Istanbul

The Golden Horn is a waterway in the heart of Istanbul. It provides a focus for the ancient heart of the city, when it was once a transit point between Europe, Asia and Africa... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Golden Horn is a waterway in the heart of Istanbul. It provides a focus for the ancient heart of the city, when it was once a transit point between Europe, Asia and Africa. Ships from all over the world would anchor there in safety. The Galata Bridge crosses the Golden Horn. It is presumed that the 'Horn' refers to... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Unlike Sultanahmet where most of the main sights are, the Golden Horn is really more about strolling and soaking up the feel. There are several mosques around. And the Spice Bazaar. And the bridge with the restaurants built underneath it. But mostly it's the ebb and flow of crowds of people strolling the streets.

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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

We found the best way to visit the the Golden Horn was via the HOHO bus, although we did also observe it with Bosphorous boat ride. We got to see the Old Town as well as the newer areas but it is the historical area which was of interest.

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

My wife and I enjoyed this tour. The Golden Horn is also known in Turkish as Halic which is the major urban waterway and primary inlet of the Bosphorus in Istanbul. In this tour we rode a cable car up the Pierre Loti Hill. A must-see event of your life. An excellent to recommend.

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Jaipur, India
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Views of the monuments atop a boat from the middle of the Golden horn...hop off at Miniaturk and enjoy miniatur Istanbul at one place

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

The best way to see this is by ferry and the easiest place to catch the ferry is at the small landing stage right next to the Galata bridge by the Karakoy tram stop. Only one ferry per hour. You will travel under the Galata bridge. Worth getting off at Haskoy to visit Rahmi Koc Museum and then have lunch... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

When we first crossed over, we though we were on our way to the Asia side of Istanbul! Not so. Just to the older area with the most important sites like the Blue Mosque. Good thing, as the traffic in Istanbul is always crazy but over to Asia is even more congested. This is still a major transport waterway into... More 

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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Place is very interesting....nice view.... the Golden Horn is spanned by five bridges.....I highly recommend this place!

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Plymouth, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Beautiful view of the city, especially at night. Be sure to have some Turkish tea at Pierre's Lote's cafe while enjoying the view.

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Reviewed 9 December 2016

The golden horn tour is the best tour I have ever experienced. It is less crowded and all attractions are very rewarding. Photos taken in this tour were all spectacular. Will give this a two thumbs up.

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