Two Continents of Istanbul (Half Day)

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Two Continents of Istanbul (Half Day)

You will admire the peerless beauty of the Bosphorus Strait.

Duration: 5,5 Hours.
Live Guide: English.
Pick-up Services: Pick-up is available for centrally located hotels. Please ask if pick-up is available for your hotel.


  • Visit Dolmabahce and its marvellous Ottoman and Byzantine architecture
  • Explore various stores in Ortaköy
  • Learn all about the sultans, harems and their luxury life
  • Driving to Bosphorus Bridge
  • Eat your delicious meal at the top of Camlica Hill

Full Description

You will admire the peerless beauty of the Bosphorus Strait which connects the black sea with the Aegean Sea, and Sea of Marmara is located in between them. The Sea of Marmara splits the European and Asian sides of Turkey and creates the most uncommon sights to see. 

You will get a chance to see the Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Ciragan Palace, and Rumeli Fortress with the most beautiful panoramic views from the boat.

Dolmabahce Palace was the first European style palace. It was built by the orders of Ottoman Sultans between 1843 and 1846. Palace is the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Also famous with a great collection of European antiquity, chandeliers and gold plates rooms and furniture. Ataturk lived the final part of his life in the palace and died on the 10th of November 1938 in the palace. His room is still intact and can be visited on certain days. 

After all these formidable sceneries, we will take a break for lunch at Camlica Hill. It is also the highest hill in Istanbul where you can enjoy a great panoramic view of Istanbul City with Bosphorus. 

During this tour, you will also see Ortaköy which is one of the elite neighborhoods of Istanbul. It is a multi-cultural and also multi-religious area. Where Turks, Greeks, Armenians, and Jews are living together. The area is also popular with art galleries, night clubs, and restaurants. 





  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting point

You will be picked up from your hotel.

Know Before You Go

  • Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Monday and Thursday ( Replaced with Galata Tower )
  • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability


Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

About your Host

Turista Travel

Since 1982 we have been operating in the tourism sector. We organize tours in Istanbul and Cappadocia with our own vehicles. Our mission is always to make our guests happy to come to our country.
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