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. From the awe-inspiring Dolmabahce Palace to the ancient Walls of Constantine and onto the Topkapi Palace, experience the best views while enjoying a wonderful cruise along the Bosphorus.

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.

Itinerary
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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

Pass By: Rumeli Fortress, Yahyakemal Cad. No.28, Istanbul 34470 Turkey

We see Rumeli Fortress from outside while we are on the boat.

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: 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: 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: 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

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

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English speaking licenced & professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch - 3-course lunch
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Dolmabahce Palace 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 6 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

Badger

02 Apr, 2021

We had an amazing time even on a cloudy day! Our guide, Lutfallah, was very knowledgeable, caring, and friendly. Bring a sense of humor and you'll enjoy it even more. He really tries to get to know you while showing you some amazing sites. The cruise was fun and ver scenic. We had a great time taking pictures and laughing. We loved Dolmabahce Palace the most. You can't take pictures inside the building itself, but Lutfallah made sure we had a great time anyway. He knew so much about everything in the palace! I highly recommend him if you need a guide for the around the Bosphorus.

temple.angelab

02 Nov, 2020

Lutfi is an amazing guide. He is personable, polite, and fun. He is very knowledgeable. He is very hygienic and made sure we always had hand sanitizer. I am very grateful to have had this experience with him and he made my trip to Istanbul one that I will never forget. I am so thankful to have had a guide like him!

Tory

20 Oct, 2020

This was an excellent tour. My guide Lutfu picked me up from the hotel, right on time. He gave such personal attention. He was so knowledgeable about the history and taught me so much about the culture. It was more than a tour, it was like hanging out with a good friend. As we were walking, he pointed out the best photo opportunities and took some great pictures for me. I had so much fun! Afterwards, he gave me some great advice and tips on things to do in Istanbul. 100 STARS. I highly recommend this tour with Lutfu.

andrewkay010

18 Sep, 2020

Really excellent guide. Dolmabahçe Palace was amazing, an excellent lunch and the boat tour is very worthwhile.

Natalia F

07 Jan, 2020

Our small group of 2 people was led by a truly professional tour guide. His sense of humor was phenomenal. As a fellow tour guide and owner of a small tour company, I value his sense of humor among the tour guides the most. He delivered 200%. Professional, carrying, funny and just a simply super nice human being, created memories of a lifetime for us. Istanbul was on my radar for a very long time and now my heart is full of gratefulness and happiness!

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