Istanbul Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace

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

Overview

See Istanbul’s ornate palaces and architecture from land and water on this exciting full-day tour! From the comfort of a coach, you'll see top Istanbul attractions like the Golden Horn and Walls of Constantinople, and then soak up the colorful chaos of Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar on a stroll. Enjoy a Bosphorus Strait sightseeing cruise, and then head inside Dolmabahçe Palace to discover the extravagance of Istanbul’s bygone sultans. The tour ends on a high note -- admire stunning panoramic views from the vantage point of Çamlıca Hill or Yeditepe.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Dolmabahçe Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans built by two Ottoman architects Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on a 110.000 m² area and served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls.


Duration: 2 hours

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

Rumeli Fortress (from the boat – no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture.


Pass By: Halic, Istanbul Turkey

Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian,
Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim), Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and 22 kms. long Byzantine City Walls, strongest fortification of the middle age.


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

Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Bosphorus Cruise on Plan Tours’ private boat, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Walls of Constantinople (Istanbul City Walls), Istanbul Turkey

Byzantine City Walls surrounded the Acropolis of Byzantium with 22 kms. long fortification with 96 towers and 9 main gates dating back to the 5th century.

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

Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc.

Duration: 45 minutes

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: When reconfirming your booking, your local supplier will advise you on alternative meeting points for hotels which are not accessible
Departure Point

Sarayburnu çay bahçesi, Hoca Paşa, Kennedy Cd. No:8, 34112 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered


Departure Time

9:00 AM


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

Michael V

06 Jan, 2016

The guide was informative and the tour was appropriate in length. It was a great way to see Istanbul from the water. The Dolmabahce Palace was great. We have toured several of the great palaces of Europe. It ranks up there with the best of them.

oscar.lanza

14 Dec, 2015

The palace is incredible with all the history, the art, and the treasure.

Rodica S

15 Nov, 2015

Interesting, beautiful view, very knowledgebile Guide, well organized.

toto

06 May, 2015

Excellent tour and guide .

Michele R

05 May, 2015

Enjoyed this tour the most of the tours we did in Istanbul. The Spice Markets are incredible, smell, noise, soak it up whatever you do. The palace you have enough time to see the must see and you have the option of staying if you want to see more. Probably could have left the tour there, but if you want to see the Asian side definitely go.

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Bosphorus Bridge

Bosphorus Bridge

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Spice Bazaar

Spice Bazaar

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Dolmabahce Palace

Dolmabachce Palace

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