Must – See Bosphorus Stops 1 +2 (Europe + Asia)

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul

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


We strongly advise you our Whirling Dervish Ceremony: Go on a Spiritual Journey Half Day Tour in order to enrich your Istanbul holiday!

- Start the day with Spice Bazaar, listen to the miracle of the herbs and taste delicious Turkish delights here.
- 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.
- Continue with Yeni Valide Mosque from 18th century.
- 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.

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

  • 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

  • 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 8 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

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


8 hours

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

User's Reviews


06 May, 2022

The tour was well organized and conducted professionally by Diana. She is a wonderful guide, who is very patient with the people on the tour and has good knowledge of the area’s history. The driver on this tour, handle the vehicle safely throughout the day. Overall it was a wonderful experience and we are leaving Istanbul with great memories.

Émilie T

21 Apr, 2022

Dogus was just amazing, what a great day we had. She speaks a wonderful English, she explains a lot of things regarding history, monuments, archeology and Istanbul. She is passionate as we were listening to her stories. She is far away from all the clichés from touristic tours...a university teacher in archeology, it makes a huge difference! Thank you so much for this wonderful experience.


23 Mar, 2022

There are numerous options to tour the Bosphorus. In fact, if you take the ferry on your own it will offer you the same thing. However, what made this tour special were three things - The Dolmabahce Palace, walking on the Asian side and our guide Diana. The Palace was grand. I suggest visiting this. It is better than the Topkapi Palace (personal opinion). The brief encounter we had with the Asian side of the city was great. It was busy and you definitely get a lot of energy from the crowd. Diana, clearly one of the best guides around. She was really patient and extremely knowledgeable (esp. during the Palace tour). Go for it.


29 Jan, 2022

Going thru the market and having some items explained to us. Also the ferry ride over to the AsiN side of Turkey. The views are great and the company of the your guide who is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Turkey.


01 Jan, 2022

Our guide Lutfullah made us feel very welcome from the start of the tour. We were lucky to have a private tour as no one else came that day. Lutfullah was knowledgeable and witty and answered all the questions we threw at him. Our favorite part was visiting Dolmabahçe palace and getting a guided tour inside the palace walls. Also, lunch was provided and it was really good. Overall we were satisfied with the tour, the only thing I would recommend is for everyone to check the weather if it is raining as umbrellas are not provided.

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