Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour w/ Dolmabahce Palace, Golden Horn, Private Guide

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 7 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

A great chance to see Bosphorus Strait, Dolmabahce Palace and Golden Horn with other extras. Head to Dolmabahce Palace first which was served as the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire at its last years. You will sail between Asia and Europe, on the Bosphorus Strait. Having a cup of coffee or tea on Pierre Loti Hill with a Golden Horn view will make you feel refreshed.

After your breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel for your

Full Day Istanbul Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus and Cable Car Tour. Your tour will start with

Dolmabahce Palace that is an ostentatious blend architectural styles including Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassical and modern Ottoman, dripping in luxury. It took 13 years to build and was completed in 1856, and served as the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire until 1922. Then

Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque commissioned in 1852 by Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan, the wife of Sultan Mahmud II and the mother of Sultan Abdülhamid. The construction of the mosque was finished in 1853, after Bezm-i Alem Sultan’s death. The mosque’s architect was Nikogos Balyan; its style shows a mixture of 19th century Ottoman and Western styles. The tour will continue with

Boat on the Bosphorus; an amazing cruise between the two continents, Europe and Asia, along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions up to the Rumeli Fortress. You will see famous

Maiden's Tower. This is a small and attractive tower built on an islet at the entrance to the Bosphorus. It is one of the symbols of İstanbul. Used in the past as a watchtower and a lighthouse, it has been preserved in its 19th Century appearance. We will head to Eyup for

Cable Car & Pierre Loti Hill, named after the well-known French novelist Pierre Loti, this hill offers perfect views of the Golden Horn. You will see the city walls, initially built by Constantine the Great, the walls surrounded the new city on all sides, protecting it against attack from both sea and land. As the city grew, the famous double line of the Theodosian Walls was built in the 5th century. We will drive by bus to

Golden Horn, an estuary formed by flooding of valleys of two rivers confluenting just northwest of Eyüp by Bosphorus in prehistorical times, had always been Istanbul’s primary harbour. In fact, it can be argued that Istanbul would never have existed in such a grand way if it weren’t for this superb harbour (and also the superb trading route through and across Bosphorus, by the way). In the end of the tour, our car will leave you in front of your hotel.

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (central hotels on Europe side only)
  • Proffessional Local guide
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Entrance Fees

Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Bosphorus Strait cruise will be done with a public boat
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note: pickup reconfirmation is required upon booking, please refer to voucher for further details
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Your centrally located hotel (Taksim and historical peninsula only)


Departure Time

9:00 AM

Voucher info

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

Duration

7 hours

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

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