Bosphorus Cruise & Dolmabahçe Palace with Asian Side visit

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Bosphorus Cruise & Dolmabahçe Palace with Asian Side visit

Visit the Spice Bazaar, cruise the Bosphorus Strait, enjoy lunch on the Asian side, take in the view from Camlica Hill and explore Dolmabahce Palace. What a day!

Duration: 8 Hours
Skip The Line:
Live Guide: English.
Pick-up Services: Pick up and drop-off services are available from centrally located hotels.


  • Breathe in the scents and browse the offerings at the Spice Bazaar.
  • Get the best view of Istanbul's landmarks from the sea.
  • Ride across the first intercontinental bridge connecting Europe and Asia.
  • Take in the amazing panoramic view from the highest peak in Istanbul, Çamlıca Hill.
  • Admire the stunning marble façade of Dolmabahce Palace.

Full Description

Our first stop is the Spice Bazaar where you'll hear about the miracle uses of the many herbs and spices sold there. Next, we'll see Rüstem Pasha Mosque at the end of the square and then hop on the sightseeing boat for the Bosphorus cruise! The cruise will take about 90 minutes. Your expert guide will point out and explain the many attractions you can see from the sea. You'll have a great view of the Maiden's Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, the two suspension bridges and Rumeli Hisari Fortress. Disembark in the old neighbourhood of Uskudar and enjoy an authentic Turkish lunch. 

After lunch, sit back and relax as you're driven to the highest point in Istanbul, Camlica Hill. From here, you'll get an amazing panoramic view of the city with the Bosphorus flowing down the middle. You'll have time to take pictures and then we'll drive back to the European side, across the Bosphorus Bridge, to Dolmabahce Palace. 

With your guide, you'll explore Dolmabahce Palace, the final residence of the Ottoman Sultans and their families. The Palace was also the Istanbul residence of the first President of the Turkish Republic, Ataturk. Wander the halls, learn about the history and admire the beautiful architecture and furnishings. It even has the largest chandelier in the world hanging in the main hall!



  • Entrance fees.
  • Lunch.
  • Professional guided tour in English.
  • Pick up & drop off service from/to centrally located hotels.
  • Beverages at lunch.

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.


Know Before You Go

  • Dolmabahce Palace Museum is closed on Mondays. It will be replaced by the Chora Museum.
  • Please ask if pick-up is available for your hotel.

About your Host

Istanbul Walks

Istanbul Walks is Tour Operator that organises Daily City Tours and Walking Tours in Istanbul and Turkey with its company owned vehicles. We are licensed as “A Group No 6174” from the ministry of Culture and Tourism...
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Customer Reviews

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Emerson - February 08, 2019

The activity was great

Sylas - January 27, 2019

The tour and tour guide were excellent and I definitely recommend the agency as well as our guide. 

Dolores - December 13, 2018

I am a cook in my country. I began this long tour by having some (a lot of) spices from Spice Market. I live my job in every country. :)

Willis - March 23, 2019

We had a nice panorama from Camlica Hill. Place was so crowded. I think there were a few Turkish people. You dont know the value of your city.

Joshua - February 12, 2019

I could not decide which one is more beautiful; watching Istanbul from Bosphorus or from Camlica Mountain.

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