Bosphorus and Two Continents Tour with Local Guide
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Bosphorus tour is the best way to understand why Istanbul is an important city in the course of history. The most expensive residences, Ottoman Palaces, fortresses, and pavilions are on the itinerary of the tour. Spice Bazaar is the second-largest market in the city with its
incredible herbs and spices. In this historical market, your guide is ready to help with your shopping experience.
About this activity
- Istanbul with Spice Bazaar, Bosphorus cruise, Beylerbeyi Palace, and Camlica Hill
- Check out a range of vendors at the Spice Market
- Learn about local history, architecture, and art
- Visit Beylerbeyi Palace, built by an Ottoman sultan in the 1800s
- Admire the city from Camlica Hill, the highest point in Istanbul
- Take in the sights along the coast during the Bosphorus River cruise
FULL DAY TWO CONTINENTS TOUR
- Lunch included
- Location And Activity
- City walls
- Drive-by bus to the golden horn
- Spice Bazaar (Egyptian bazaar)
- Boat trip on the Bosphorus
- RUMELI FORTRESS: From the sea (no interior visit)
- Beylerbeyi palace
- Bosphorus bridge
- Çamlıca Hill
- Shopping possibility at bedesten
- Pick Up – Drop Off – 9.30 – 17.30 Approx.
The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.
Drive-by bus to the golden horn
As a natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of Istanbul. The inlet separates the European shore into two. It is approximately 8 km long, and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus. Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end.
Spice Bazaar (Egyptian bazaar)
The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme, and every other conceivable herb and spice.
*Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar on Sunday Replaced with Golden Horn
Boat trip on the Bosphorus
A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque, and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
RUMELI FORTRESS: From the sea (no interior visit)
Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul, was completed in only four months to control and protect Bosphorus. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world
*Rumeli Fortress Closed on Wednesday
The summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the HAREM on the ASIAN.
*Beylerbeyi Palace on Monday and Thursday Replaced with Chora Church
Unique chance to step from one continent (ASIA) to another (EUROPE)
The highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it, you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional style.
Shopping possibility at bedesten
Exhibits the traditional silk weaving girls at the carpet weaving courses authorized by the Ministry of National Education Possibility to see pieces of jewelry, handicrafts center, and leatherware show. Free time provided for shopping.
Drop off at the hotel overnight at the hotel.
Not suitable for
- People with mobility impairments
Safety measures in place
Prepare for the activity
What to bring
- Passport or ID card
- Comfortable shoes
- Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
Please note that the hotel pickup & drop-off service is only available in the city center.
- *Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar on Sunday Replaced with Golden Horn
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