Explore The European & Asian Parts of Istanbul’s most popular sights in a day; …through the eyes of a local private guide! After a brief visit to the 17th century Spice Bazaar and learning about the various exotic spices, the second largest covered bazaar in Istanbul, then Cruise the beautiful blue waters of the Bosphorus; a strait between the two continents of Europe and Asia. Be ready to being captured by the spectacular views of the Bosphorus. We cruise past the Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden 19th century seafront mansions, picturesque villages and modern pleasure palaces. Enjoy a Bosphorus Cruise and cross over to the Asian Turkey by crossing the famous Intercontinental Suspension Bridge where Tiger Woods hit a ball from Europe to Asia. Visit also the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, famous for its great collection of European antiques, furniture and a 4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls. Hike to the top of Camlica Hill for Bird watching and the breathtaking views of scenic Istanbul.
You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel or cruise port between 8:15 – 8:45 am for the Full Day Istanbul Bosphorus and Two Continents Tour. On the tour you will be able to see:
Spice Bazaar (or Egyptian Bazaar): The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.
The Bosphorus Bridge: Built in 1974 and rising over 197 feet (60 m) above sea level, this bridge connects the European and the Asian sections of Istanbul.
Camlica Hill: The highest point in Istanbul, commanding a panoramic view of the city.
Dolmabahce Palace: the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furnitureand 4.5 tons chandelier.
Bosphorus Cruise: Described as “God’s beautiful calligraphy written by an ink made of sapphires,” the Bosphorus straight separates and connects the two continents that form the 2 faces of the city.
Rumeli Fortress: From the sea (no interior visit) Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the Conquest of Istanbul, was completed in only four months to control and to protect the Bosphorus. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world.
After the end of the tour around 5:30 pm you will be transferred back to your hotel or cruise port.
Upon request; if private tour required, tour can be personalized as per your desire.
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Dolmabahce Palace on Mondays and Thursdays
Replaced with Kariye (St. Savior in Chora) Museum
PS. Scheduled Groups are limited to 15persons ensuring a personalized experience.
PS. Pick up from Cruise port terminals - not available for group tours
PS. Pick up from Asian side hotels - not available for group tours
PS. The regular group tour has shopping stop included in the tour
PS. Given prices above are (Net) prices. (Includes %18Vat)
PS. Eligible for Individual Traveler, Families and (Cruise Traveler-If private tour required)
PS. Eligible for Seniors, Child, Baby (If private tour required)
PS. Child Discount (0-2years free of charge, 3-6years %30 discounted)
PS. There will be no refund for any unused portion of any tour program.
PS. A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes.
PS. In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Monday and Thursday, this will be replaced with the Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).
If however, our wide range of itineraries do not suit your needs, we are flexible to offer tailor-made itineraries to our clients upon request. Depending on your group size, we can arrange private guided Istanbul tour; by our vans, coaches or luxury vehicles to suit all needs.
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