BOSPHORUS CRUISE & DOLMABAHCE PALACE TOUR
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar): Built between 1597 and 1664, it is the second oldest covered bazaar in the city. You may find there mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc..
Rustem Pasha Mosque: Mimar Sinan built this mosque in 1560 for Rustem Pasha,son-in-law and the grand vizier of Suleyman the Magnificent. Its particular beauty lies in Iznik tiles covering it,both inside and outside.
Bosphorus Cruise: The Bosphorus strait connects the sea of Marmara to the Black Sea and separates Europe and Asia, making Istanbul one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the only one built astride two continents; this romantic cruise along the Bosphorus will allow you to admire the Dolmabahce Palace, the Beylerbeyi Palace, the Ciragan Palace and the Rumeli Fortress, ancient wooden villas and bridges and all the wonderful and unique maritime landscapes.
Bosphorus Bridge: Drive on the bridge and enjoy the beautiful view when crossing the bridge from Europe to Asia. It is 1704m long and was the 4th longest in the world when completed. Unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.
Camlica Hill: The highest point in Istanbul, exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul city and Bosphorus from the best point of view.
Ortakoy (From the Sea): Is a cosmopolitan area, bordering waters of the Bosphorus with communities of Turk , Greeks, Armenians and Jews. The neighborhood hosts many different religious. It is also a popular spot for locals and tourists a like with art galleries, night clubs, restaurants, sitting by the waterfront for drink tea and coffee.
Dolmabahce Palace: Was the first European style palace built by Ottoman Sultans between 1843 and 1846. This is the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier. Ataturk lived the final part of his life in the residential part of the palace and died there. (Closed on Monday & Thursday - Replaces with Chora Museum)
- Pick up from the hotels (city hotels)
- Entrance fees of the mentioned museums.
- Guidance in English
- Optional: other lunguages such as Spanish, German, French, Italian etc.
- Drop off to your hotel at the end of the tour.
- Transportation with A/C non smoking vehicles
Excluded:- Personal expenses-Tips to driver and guide- Anything unless specified being included
Do not forget;
- In summer: water, hat, sunglasses and camera
-In winter: waterproof shoes, umbrella, warm clothes and camera