Walk On City Walls Tour: Yedikule And Balıklı

Antoine de Rivarol who is the author of French Revolution Era said “The sword of justice has no scabbard.” These words is valid for all empires in history, included Ottoman Empire. You’ll understand this reality one more time when walk on walls of Yedikule Fortress and awalk around Yedikule Dungeons which is symbol of Ottoman authority. After that, walk on city walls and follow the track of heritages of two great empires; Byzantines and Ottomans.

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  • Schedule: This tour is available only on Saturdays.
  • Meeting: This tour includes a hotel pick-up.
  • Duration: Approximately 4 hours
  • Confirmation: This tour is confirmed instantly

In a nutshell

  • Yedikule Zindanları (Yedikule Dungeons) is a kind of Bastille Castle or Tower of London for Istanbul. It’s a symbol of authority of Ottoman Empire. Many Ottoman bureaucrats, important people and even Sultans got imprisoned and executed here.
  • Walk on walls of Yedikule Fortress, touch to the vultural heritage of Byzantines and Ottomans.
  • See gate of city walls and after that visit Cemetery of Orthodox Patriarchs in Balıklı district.

What to Expect

You’ll meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel. Then, the tour will start. You’ll see the punisher face of Ottoman Empire at Yedikule Dungeons. Think the people who were the victims of misunderstandings, arrogance and their inequitable administration. After that, walk on city walls and look at Istanbul from the peak of history. Balıklı is the last stop where you’ll meet Greek-Orthodox culture of the city.


What’s Included

  • Guiding along the tour
  • Transportation
  • Admission to the mentioned places

What’s Not Included

  • Personal purchases
  • Lunch


Tickets are for 1 use only

You’ll picked up from your hotel at the beginning and dropped off to your hotel at the end of tour.

Please note that this tour is available only on Saturdays.


Would you like to have this as a private tour for your company?. We can organize this tour as an special and private activity on a date set by you, for your employees, business partners, or your company’s foreign or local guests. All you need to do is contact us…

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