Bosphorus Cruise & Two Continents
Explore the highlights of Istanbul, where Turkey’s Ottoman and Byzantine empires located before. Visit the fascinating Dolmabahce Palace, breathe taking Çamlıca, Ortaköy, a historical Rüstem Pasha Rescue and famous Spice Bazaar with an expert guide. Learn all history about extravagant sultans and discover Ottoman and Byzantine era architecture.
You will be taken in the morning and cruise along the Bosphorus Strait by boat. Also, you will visit Spice Bazaar, the last residence of Ottoman Empire’s, Dolmabahce Palace and Rustem Pasha Mosque. We will also cross the Bosphorus Bridge and have the lunch at Camlica Hill to see the two sides of Istanbul better. After the tour, we will take you back to your hotel around 17:00 o’clock.
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|IST-6||Full Day||İstanbul||70 €uro|
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Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) was built between 1597 and 1664, also it is the second oldest covered bazaar in the city. You can find exotic aromas and various spices. It contains fruit vegetable, flower and fish shops inside.
Rustem Pasha Mosque, for a tour. It was built by a famous Bosnian, Rüstem Pasha and designed by -one the most famous architect in history- Mimar Sinan. One of the most famous mosque in Istanbul for her interior design.
Dolmabahce Palace, was the first European style palace. It was built by Ottoman Sultans between 1843 and 1846.This is the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Also famous with the great collection of European antiquity. Ataturk lived the final part of his life in the palace and died there.
Bosphorus Strait connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara and splits the European and Asian sides of Turkey. Bosphorus Bridge, pass through the bridge and watch the beautiful view. It is 1704m long and was the 4th longest bridge around the world. Don’t miss this unique chance to pass from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.
Camlica Hill, the highest point in Istanbul, exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul city and Bosphorus.
Give a little break for lunch here and enjoy the view while you are eating your tasty meal.
Ortakoy, is a cosmopolitan area, bordering waters of the Bosphorus. Turks, Greeks, Armenians and Jews are leaving here. The neighbourhood hosts many different religious. It is also a popular spot for locals with art galleries, night clubs, and restaurants.
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- Explore Rustem Pasha Mosque, Ortaköy and Spice Bazaar
- 1.5-hour Istanbul Bosphorus cruise
- Cruise from Rumeli Hisarı Fortress along the famous Bosphorus Strait
- Visit the Great Dolmabahce Palace and its marvellous Ottoman and Byzantine architecture
- Driving on the Bosphorus Bridge between two continents
- Eat your lunch at top of the Camlica Hill.
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- Local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance fees
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
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- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Monday ( Replaced with Galata Tower )