Bosphorus Cruise and Two Continents Tour in Istanbul

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul

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  • 8 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


During this 8-hour guided tour you will visit the Spice Bazaar, the Rustempasha Mosque and take a cruise on the Bosphorus. Plus, take a drive along the Bosphorus Bridge and see Camlica Hill ( lunch at the top of hill ), visiting in Dolmabahce Palace. This is a small group tour with an English-speaking guide.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

Visiting the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Market). Built between 1597 and 1664, it is the second oldest covered bazaar in the city. There you will find mystical smells of different aromas of various spices, shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish and more.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dolmabahce Palace, Visnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357 Turkey

The Great Dolmabahce Palace, the first European style palace built by Ottoman Sultans between 1843 and 1846. This is the last residence of the Ottoman Sultans, featuring 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier. Atatürk lived the final part of his life in the residential part of the palace where he also died.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Built in 1452 by Sultan Mehmet II, it was the largest and strongest fortress of the middle age.

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

Drive on the Bosphorus Bridge and enjoy the beautiful view when crossing from Europe to Asia. At 1704 meters (approximately 1-mile) long and was the 4th longest in the world when completed. This is a unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2-minutes.

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Take a 1.5 hour cruise on the Bosphorus. This natural 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.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Camlica Hill, Turistik Camlica Cd. Uskudar, Istanbul Turkey

Have lunch at the top of Camlica Hill, the highest point in Istanbul and enjoy a beautiful view over the city.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Infant meals not included
  • Note: Dolmabahce Palace is closed Mondays. Replaced with Galata Tower.
  • Rüstempasha mosque will be closed for the next few months due to the restoration.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all hotels in city center.

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Voucher info

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


8 hours

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

User's Reviews


25 Jul, 2016

Very enjoyable tour. Our guide Tuva was a pleasant company and very knowledgeable with Turkish history. She spiced her commentaries with anecdotes about contemporary life in Istanbul.

Raul M

02 Jan, 2018

This tour is a great value! You visit a number of different locations, including a cruise down the Bosphorus, and even get Lunch. The guide was full of information, and very enthusiastic. I would have like to have some more time to explore things on my own, but with so much to do, there really wasn't time.

Mary Y

31 Jul, 2017

The pick up at our Doubletree Hilton hotel downtown Europe side was prompt. Our family was the only ones on the bus. We first went to the Spice market and my husband bought 300 worth of saffron, Turkish coffee, tea for all ailments, peppermint, the best assorted Turkish delights and scarf. Then we boarded a big boat with indoor seating and outdoor upstairs to cruise the Bosphorus. There were no free drinks or food on the cruise but we were taken to a restaurant later with a beautiful view. The Dolmabahce Palace Asian side is a must see.


19 Aug, 2018

A walk through the spice bazaar, a ride on a boat, a lunch, and entry into a palace site. There was a little guide commentary, but nothing unique or even very interesting. And I didn’t appreciate being presented to a spice salesman for a pitch.

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