Full Day Dolmabahçe Palace Tour & Bosphorus Cruise
Turkey - Istanbul - Istanbul (European) - Istanbul (Anatolian)

Activities

Sightseeing

Local Highlights

City Tour

Boat Tour

Market Tour

Cultural Tour

Overview

Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus Cruise and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim), Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and 22 km-long Byzantine City Walls, strongest fortification of the middle age.

Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc. Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments. Rumeli Fortress (from the boat – no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture.

(Visit to a leather showroom if time permits)

Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.

Dolmabahçe Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans built by two Ottoman architects Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on a 110.000 m² area and served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls.

Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.

Çamlıca Hill or Yeditepe, panoramic view of İstanbul and Bosphorus from one of the highest and most appealing place of the city.

Also vision during the tour: Imperial Gardens of Royal Yıldız Palace and Bosphorus Bridge connecting Europe & Asia continents * Beylerbeyi Palace from the boat.

This tour ends approximately at 17:00.

Additional Information

Bosphorus Tours are practiced with regular boat if minimum number of attendants is not provided for the private boat.

Please Note

  • We offer 30% discount for children age between 3-7. Please contact us.
  • Tour fees include A/C transportation, guidance in multiple languages, entrance fees and mentioned meals/drinks
  • Courtesy transfers from/to in-city hotels. Please wait by your hotel reception for your optional FREE pick-up. Guests not using courtesy transfers should be ready at our tour departure point 10 minutes before given departure time.
  • We reserve the right to alter, postpone or cancel the tour without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

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  • Monday to Sunday
Languages
  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English
  • German
Preferences
  • Child-friendly
  • 1 - 100 People
  • 1 Day(s)
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