Bosphorus Cruise & Dolmabahçe Palace & Two Continents

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Bosphorus Cruise & Dolmabahçe Palace & Two Continents

From the secret gem of old town Golden Horn we begin to explore both sides of Istanbul the seven hills. Enjoying on Bosphorus Cruise than have a lunch in Turkish loc

Duration: 3 Hours
Live Guide: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels

Highlights

  • Experience panoramic views of the Golden Horn
  • Cross over from Europe to Asia in two minutes by bus, using the Bosphorus Bridge
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Istanbul and the Bosphorus Strait from Camlica Hill

Full Description

"On the coastline of the Golden Horn's Balat side we see Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim), Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and 22 kms. long Byzantine City Walls, strongest fortification of the middle age.

Spice Bazaar, Spice Market or Egyptian Bazaar. When you enter its door you smell the perfect mixture of kinds-of-kinds spices. Near these spices there are sold dried fruites&vegetables, flowers,fishes etc... If you like coffee you have to visit the coffee shop just next to Bazaar's right side exit.

Bosphorus (Cruise), the alive necklace of Istanbul, connection point of two continents, which is the host of exceptional water side houses&villas.

Rumeli Fortress (from the boat - no interior visit), a building where a Ottoman Sultan worked personnaly at its construction. A unique sample of military architecture where is built in nearly 5 months. It has been done to prevent the ships which sail to Byzantine Empire and protect the Bosphorus.

And if there is enough time visiting a leather showroom.

After this long morning when we reach to noon, wehave our delicious lunch at a local Turkish restaurant.

Dolmabahce Palace the recent residence of Ottoman Dynasty built
by 2 Armenian architects called as Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on
a 110.000 sqm area. Than has been used as mail quarter of Ottoman Empire. With great antique collections, furnitures and the luster which is 4,5 tons the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls.

Bosphorus Bridge, the diamond of the neckles of Istanbul. Connects two continents in 2 minutes disance.

Camlıca, one of seven hills of Istanbul. The best place to watch the sunset and the Bosphorus with a largest panoramic view. Also to see the Golden Horn from the highest hill. "

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Includes

  • Free pick up and drop off from/to city center hotels
  • Entrance fees
  • Guiding services
  • A/C transportation
  • Drinks

Meeting point

Pick up is available from centrally located hotels

Location

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About your Host

Plan Tours

Plan Tours, licenced “A Group” by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, is a major tour operator in Türkiye, based in İstanbul since 1984. (licensee for City Sightseeing Worldwide and Gray Line Worldwide, official travel agency of Turkish Airlines, member of TÜRSAB – Association of Turkish Travel Agencies and ICVB – İstanbul Convention and Visitors Bureau)...
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Customer Reviews

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Westin - January 27, 2019

We had a very nice time on this tour.

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Will - February 09, 2019

The activity was fun and enjoyable 

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