Bosphorus Cruise & Two Continents full Day Tour
See Istanbul’s ornate palaces and architecture from land and water on this exciting full-day tour and tell your friends you’ve been to Asia and Europe in one day by joining this tour of Istanbul’s most historic sites.
Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), built between 1597 and 1664, it is the second oldest covered bazaar in the city. You may find their mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc.
One of the best ways to get a feel for Istanbul is to take a cruise on the legendary Bosphorus. Begin the tour with a brief visit to the 17th century Spice Bazaar, one of Istanbul’s most colorful and bustling attractions. Then hop aboard your ferry for a cruise along the Bosphorus, the majestic strait that runs through Istanbul, linking Europe and Asia. From your cruise boat, you can view the dramatic sights lining the Bosphorus’ wooded shores: mosques, a bridge that for a time was the world’s longest, the massive Rumelihisar Fortress, the 19th-century mansions of the Ottoman elite and the Sultan’s fanciful gingerbread palaces and hunting lodges.
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|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 5:00 PM.|
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Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace & Two Continents
Daily departure at 08.15 and returns at 17.00
Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), built between 1597 and 1664, it is the second oldest covered bazaar in the city. You may find there mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc..
Rustem Pasha Mosque, Mimar Sinan built this mosque in 1560 for Rustem Pasha, son-in-law and the grand vizier of Suleyman the Magnificent. Its particular beauty lies in Iznik tiles covering it, both inside and outside.
Bosphorus Cruise, the Bosphorus strait connects the sea of Marmara to the Black Sea and separates Europe and Asia, making Istanbul one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the only one built astride two continents; this romantic cruise along the Bosphorus will allow you to admire the Dolmabahce Palace, the Beylerbeyi Palace, the Ciragan Palace and the Rumeli Fortress, ancient wooden villas and bridges and all the wonderful and unique maritime landscapes.
Bosphorus Bridge, drive on the bridge and enjoy the beautiful view when crossing the bridge from Europe to Asia.It is 1704m long and was the 4th longest in the world when completed.Unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another(Asia) in 2 minutes.
Lunch (at the top of Camlica Hill)
Camlica Hill, the highest point in Istanbul, exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul city and Bosphorus from the best point of view.
Ortakoy, is a cosmopolitan area, bordering waters of the Bosphorus with communities of Turks, Greeks, Armenians, and Jews.The neighborhood hosts many different religions. It is also a popular spot for locals and tourists a like with art galleries, night clubs, restaurants, sitting by the waterfront for drink tea and coffee
Dolmabahce Palace was the first European-style palace built by Ottoman Sultans between 1843 and 1846.This is the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Famous for the great collection of European antiquity, furniture, and 4.5 tons chandelier. Ataturk lived the final part of his life in the residential part of the palace and died there.
Closed: Mondays and Thursdays; Dolmabahce Palace (Replaced with Galata Tower)