Small-Group Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul’s Egyptian Bazaar

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 3 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Explore the aromatic maze of stalls that make up Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar, and then hop aboard a sightseeing boat for a jaunt along the famous Bosphorus Strait! After traveling to the bazaar by coach and learning about the city from an onboard guide, enjoy some free time to explore and browse stalls selling fresh mint, cardamom, cinnamon and more. Follow up the market visit with a Bosphorus sightseeing cruise and see a collection of sights including the decadent Dolmabahçe Palace and Rumeli Hisarı Fortress.

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

Duration: 45 minutes

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

will be seen from the boat

Duration: 1 minute

Stop At: Rumeli Fortress, Tarabya Yenikoy Cad., Istanbul Turkey

will be seen from the boat

Duration: 1 minute

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

cruise on the bosphorus

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Neon Tours, Kore Sehitleri Caddesi Esentepe Mahallesi, Istanbloom Residence, Kore Şehitleri Cd. 16/1, Istanbul 34394 Turkey

Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, and then start your experience with a pickup from your European-side Istanbul hotel. As you travel through the city, sit back and relax as your onboard guide talks about Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar— your first destination of the tour. One of the city’s most colorful and bustling attractions, the market has operated since the 17th century and remains as popular with locals as it is with visitors.

Hop out of your coach and head inside the market while breathing in its heady aromas of fragrant spices and herbs. Hear tips for interesting stalls to visit from your guide, and then enjoy roughly 45 minutes of free time to explore and shop at leisure.

After shopping and sightseeing around the famous souk, travel by coach to the banks of the Bosphorus Strait for your cruise. Learn about the famous stretch of water that straddles both the Asian and European continents as you travel, and then board your sightseeing boat for the cruise.

Take a seat out on deck or inside the cabin, and cruise past an impressive selection of Istanbul’s showpiece sights. Look out for Dolmabahçe Palace with its decadent façade as well as 15th-century Rumeli Hisarı Fortress and Beylerbeyi Palace where Ottoman-era sultans spent their summer vacations. Your route takes in sights on both the European and Asian shores and, in addition to Istanbul’s big-name attractions, the cruise also passes some of the city’s lesser-known gems: mosques, fortresses, palaces and more.

Having admired the sights of the Bosphorus Strait from the water, return to land and finally finish your experience with a hotel drop-off.

Duration: 1 minute

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children aged 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • During religious holidays on July 28, 29 and 30 and October 4, 5, 6 and 7, 2014, the Spice Bazaar will be closed
Departure Point

Your European-side Istanbul hotel


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

3 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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Judith B

A great afternoon tour that allowed us to have a wee taste of what was to be found in this wonderful city. Our guide was informative and had a great knowledge of the history of Istanbul. The tour was done at a leisurely pace with time to wander the Spice market before the cruise down the Bosphorus.

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Jaco

We Did The Half Day Tour Which Includes The Egyptian Bazaar Spice Market And Bosphorus Cruise.
Tour Guide Was Informative And Explains All The Sights, With Aid Of A Map, That Will Be Seen On The Cruise. Great Views From The Boat Of Both The European And Asian Side

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Kushal S

Thoroughly enjoyed

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Kushal S

thoroughly enjoyed

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RONNIE SIM

Great 3hours afternoon tour. Group consists of only a fellow tourist from USA, my friend and I. It started with a mini tour of the Spice Market, small compare with Grand Bazaar!. Then we relax and cruise for about 90 mins. Good view to take photos of the European and Asia side of Istanbul along the river. There is distinct difference in terms of buildings, palaces, mosques and greens on both side of the river. This Bosphorus cruise with La Vacanza Travel is a must go to in Istanbul. Thank you

User's Picture Gallery

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Turkey Ferry

Just to let you know that this is a Turkish vessel...hehehehe

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Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul's Egyptian Bazaar

Tiffany Horton's visit to the Spice Markets on tour.

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Touring the Bosphorus

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from the Bosphorus

Incredible ride in bosphorus after the Egyptian Bazaar

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Gülay

Our guide.

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Egyptian Bazaar

Turkish delight anyone?

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Egyptian Bazaar

Spices

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Egyptian Bazaar

Colors in the market

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Bosphorus Cruise

Picture taken with bridge connecting europe with asia in background

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Istanbul Spice Market

Spice market

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Bosphourus Cruise - Istanbul June 2011

Cruise ship

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Istanbul's Egyptian Bazaar

Colours!

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Istanbul's Egyptian Bazaar

Colours!

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Istanbul's Egyptian Bazaar

Colours!

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Istanbul's Egyptian Bazaar

Colours!

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Istanbul's Egyptian Bazaar

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Istanbul's Egyptian Bazaar

Colours!

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A View on the European Side of Istanbul

Lovely view from the cruise

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Enjoying the castles

This is me aboard the ferry that took us through the two bridges that connect the European and Asian side of Istanbul

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Turkey Companion

This is my traveling companion and the background is the Asian side of Istanbul

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Bosphorus cruise view 1

Bosphorus cruise view 1. Excellent ship cruise

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Bosphorus cruise view 2

Bosphorus cruise view 1. Excellent ship cruise

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