Afternoon Bosphorus Tour including Cruise, Golden Horn Coach Tour and Cable Car Ride

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Explore Istanbul in three fascinating ways on this action-packed, 3.5-hour sightseeing tour by boat, coach and cable car. Sail along the Bosphorus Strait past the imposing Rumeli Fortress, Yildiz Palace and wooden Ottoman houses. Then get back on land to wonder at the ancient City Walls, iron-paneled St Stephens Church and colorful former Jewish district on a coach tour. Finish with a memorable cable car ride up Pierre Loti Hill and relax over drinks (own expense) as you take in the spectacular views of the city and the Golden Horn spread below.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Rumeli Fortress, Tarabya Yenikoy Cad., Istanbul Turkey

Rumeli Fortress (from the boat - no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture.


Pass By: Halic, Istanbul Turkey

Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during
the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing 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.


Pass By: Beylerbeyi Palace, Abdullahaga Cad., Istanbul Turkey

Beylerbeyi Palace, summer residence of the sultans, is located at Beylerbeyi neighborhood on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus

Pass By: Balat, Istanbul Turkey

Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during
the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing 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.


Pass By: Bosphorus Bridge, Kuzguncuk Mahallesi 15, Istanbul Turkey

Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.


Pass By: Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Balat Mahallesi, Murselpasa Cd. No:10, Istanbul 34087 Turkey

Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Bosphorus Cruise on Plan Tours’ private boat enjoying the straits of both Europe and Asia with a possibility to photograph the unique beauties of the Bosphorus.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Walls of Constantinople (Istanbul City Walls), Istanbul Turkey

Byzantine City Walls surrounded the Acropolis of Byzantium with 22 kms. long fortification with 96 towers and 9 main gates dating back to the 5th century

Pass By: Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Sadrazam Ali Pasa Cad. No:35 Fener, Fatih, Istanbul Turkey

The Patriarchate at Fener, by the Golden Horn, is the heart of Orthodox Christianity. After Constantine the Great' s declaration of Christianity as the religion of Roman Empire, the capital was moved from Rome to Byzantium. With the conquest (1453) of Ottoman Empire, the seat of Patriarchate remained in İstanbul.

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks and food
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: When reconfirming your booking, your local supplier will advise you on alternative meeting points for hotels which are not accessible
Departure Point

Tamara Restaurant, Sultan Ahmet, Küçük Ayasofya Cd. No:14, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered
Please be ready 10 minutes before the given time

Guests who do not want an early pick up, they need to come to the meeting point which is in front of Tamara Restaurant


Departure Time

2:00 PM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Salah B

08 Oct, 2019

This tour was very interesting very friendly and skilled staff and very brave driver to deal with a mad traffic. I really enjoyed my day out.
It was a good history lecture which I am glad to live the golden past history time. I love Turkey which is rich of history and the top of civilisation who brought a lot of knowledge to the dark ages Europe that time. .

Tracey H

17 Mar, 2018

A lovely informative trip . Would highly recommend .

JC U

06 Mar, 2018

What can I say...a tour of Bosphorus coastline with a guide historic view of landmarks along the shores...palaces, million dollar homes...historic Byzantine and ottoman ruins. Our Spanish speaking guide was a very sweet and historically precise with his presentation and delightful affect. Go !!!

ROULA B

03 Dec, 2017

This tour was amazing!

JACQUELINE ROSS

14 Sep, 2016

Fun tour and informative. My only complaint was that we didn't have time to have a coffee before the cable car ride.

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