Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul
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  • 8 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Start your day with Spice Bazaar, listen to the miracle of the herbs and taste delicious Turkish delights here. Depart from Spice Bazaar to have a sightseeing tour of the Golden Horn. Then you will join the cruise on Bosphorus by public boat in 90 Minutes.

Crossing from Besiktas to Uskudar by boat and have lunch here in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit the famous mosques of Uskudar district. Start with Semsi Pasha Mosque from 16th century, designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan. Then continue with Yeni Valide Mosque from 18th century. And the last mosque we see here is another masterpiece of Mimar Sinan, Mihrimah Sultan Mosque. Before crossing back to European side by boat, we visit local Fish Market. And finally, last stop of the day is Dolmabahce Palace. We will also visit Harem of Dolmabahce Palace.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Halic, Istanbul Turkey

We drive on the southern shores of Golden Horn that makes this tour unique. Churches, mosques, Byzantine city walls, mousoleums to see enroute.

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

This Bazaar is a historical place to visit that is still use for purchasing spices, turkish coffee, herbs etc.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Bosphorus Strait is the hoghlight of Istanbul. We spent 90 minutes on the boat but we see the Bosphorus most of the time during the tour

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Yeni Valide Mosque Complex, Hakimiyeti Milliye Cad. Uskudar Merkez, Uskudar, Istanbul Turkey

Yeni Valide Mosque is an 18th century Ottoman mosque

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mihrimah Sultan Camii, Fevzi Pasa Caddesi Karagumruk Mh., Istanbul 34664 Turkey

This mosque is another masterpiece of Mimar Sinan, dedicated to the daughter of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Dolmabahçe Palace is a 19th century palace that was constracted by sultan Abdulmecit. The architect is Balyan and it was styled in Baroc and Rokoko. Wonderfull paintings, handmade carpets, furniture. Your guide explains the history, legends, architecture..

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Semsi Pasa Mosque Complex, Merkez Uskudar Uskudar, Istanbul Turkey

This 16th century mosque is designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for Grand Vizier Semsi Pasha

Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English speaking licenced & professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch - 3-course lunch
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Dolmabahce Palace and its Harem's entrance fee
  • Roundtrip boat transfer between European& Asian Side
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace

Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages in lunch
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Monday, it will be replaced with Galata Tower and its neighbourhood
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Mısır Çarşısı, Rüstem Paşa, Erzak Ambarı Sok. No:92, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off from centrally located Istanbul hotels.


Departure Time

9:00 AM


Return Details

Dolmabahçe Palace, Vişnezade, Dolmabahçe Cd., 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey

Voucher info

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

Duration

8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Alexandra_R

13 Nov, 2021

The tour is amazing we loved it going from Europe to Asia just crossing the Bosphorus it’s very exciting 😊😊. The only thing we dislike was our tour guide he wasn’t kind enough always in a rush, telling us hurry it’s no enough time for pictures etc.

Anila_K

12 Nov, 2021

Tour guide was very nice and informative. I enjoyed The history we learned with each place we visited.

Kevin_K

06 Nov, 2021

We started the tour at a small cafe overlooking the entire city! We had some coffee while our amazing tour guide Lutfi gave us a bit of the history of the city. The tour also passed through the spice bazaar where we were able to try different teas and Turkish delights. We were given some free time to roam around and then our tour guide met us for the next portion. He was very knowledgeable on teas and foods and would encourage us to try new things. My other favorite part of the tour was the Dolmabahce Palace. We were able to walk through with Lutfi giving us info throughout the palace and also sharing historical facts about the palace and the people who lived there. I also appreciate that even when we were stuck in traffic for a bit, our tour guide gave us info on surrounding neighborhoods, gave us recommendations, and also gave insight on the beautiful culture of Turkey. Lutfi was very kind and also knew when to sprinkle in some humor. He is very knowledgeable and is so excited to share this city with everyone. I highly recommend our friend Lutfi! I cant wait to keep in touch with the new friends made on this tour!

Jose_M

01 Nov, 2021

This tour has been the highlight of our trip to Istanbul, I can't recommend it enough! Our guide Lüftfullah was waiting for us at the hotel lobby on time and promptly took us to Pierre Loti Hill for some amazing views of the city. He was very informative with many stories and anecdotes about the history of Istanbul. For luch we went to a great restaurant in Uskudar. After lunch we ended the tour at Dolmabache palace, a true wonder. Our guide Lüftfullah was amazing and made the touran incredible experience we won't forget.

27Edward

31 Oct, 2021

The tour was amazing despite the challenges of transportation on Republic Day. Nothing was too much trouble for Ferkan - our guide - from hailing a taxi to taking the underground. Ferkan’s knowledge and love of his city shone through. A memorable day with so many special moments from feeding the baby seagulls on the Bosphorus to the wonders of the Dolmabache palace and an added trip to the top of the new telecommunications tower. Would highly recommend.

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