Bosphorus Full-Day Sightseeing Tour: Golden Horn and Bosphorus Cruise, Spice Bazaar, Camlica Hill and Dolmabahce Palace

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

Overview

Sail along the beautiful Golden Horn and Bosphorus and visit three other top Istanbul attractions on this variety-packed full-day sightseeing tour! Enjoy stunning views over the mosques, bridges, palaces and fortresses of Istanbul on your 2.5-hour cruise, and take a guided visit of the lavish Dolmabahçe Palace. Immerse yourself in the colors and aromas of the Spice Bazaar; admire Rüstem Pasha Mosque and enjoy stirring panoramas over the city from Camlica Hill. A tasty 3-course lunch by the lapping waters of the Bosphorus completes the whole, unforgettable experience.

Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Mondays, we will replace this visit with St. Chora Church museum visit instead of Dolmabahçe Palace visit on Mondays

Highlights

  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Rustem Pasha Mosque, 62 HasIrcIlar Carsisi Eminonu, Istanbul Turkey

This mosque is a jewel with beautifull decorated Iznik tiles amd is the masterpiece of 16.th century architect Sinan.

Duration: 15 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

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

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

This suspension bridge that is 1073 meters long was constructed in 1973 for the 50th aniversary of Turkish Republic. We cross the bridge in the afternoon from Asian to European side.

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

This is the panoramic spot where we see the beautifull view of the city and the Bosphorus.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch - 3-course lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace

Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Mondays, we will replace this visit with St. Chora Church museum visit instead of Dolmabahçe Palace visit on Mondays
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
- PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR HOTEL NAME ON TIME OF YOUR BOOKINGS
- Complimentary hotel pick up and drop of from centrally located Istanbul hotels.


Departure Time

8:30 AM

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Zalenah S

Glad we took this tour. Our guide Mr Furkan picked us up on time. He was really good and knowledgeable in giving us the history of the places that we visited and then some. Since it's just the two of us for this group it's more like a private tour. We enjoyed our day immensely.

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Nagendra T

Guide was pleasant. This tour takes you all over the city on both Europe and Asian sides. Saw a lot of Istanbul in one day. Cruise was relaxing. Highly recommend this. Dolmabahche is worth visiting.

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zolyn1nj

My guide met me at the hotel for pick up and it turned out to be just me and him for the day! I enjoyed the personal attention and interesting information about the city.

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Sheila G

The variety and pace of the day long tour was perfect, but the highlight was the knowledge and attention of our two guides, Atahan and Ozhan. Their range and understanding of history and culture is amazing. Their outlines and explanations kept our attention and they were both willing and able to answer our questions.

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Morne S

Our guide met us at our hotel. He was very attentive, had good knowledge and could answer all our questions. Spoke good English as well. He had a relaxed way about him and didn't seem rushed, which meant that we could relax and enjoy. The cruise offers beautiful views of the attractions and buildings from the river. The guide even told us what side of the boat would be the best to get the best views. The Spice Bazaar is minute in comparison to the Grand Bazaar and unlike the Grand Bazaar, worth the visit. Prices are fair, goods are fresh and shop owners are friendly and inviting. Camlica Hill offers breathtaking views and is a good spot to take photos. Dolmabahche Palace are very luxurious inside, with beautiful furniture and art. Words fail me to explain the beauty of the chandeliers in the palace. The crystal staircase is something to behold. Lunch was delicious and served at a restaurant with a view of the Maiden Tower. This is so worth it. Thank you to our guide for this great experience. I think his name was Enus (hope i spelled it correct)

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