Walk with our eyes open and be amazed by this wonderful city. A place that is always ready to welcome you with their love! Discover Istanbul… an Imperial city… by taking part in the Bosphorus Cruise with Two Continents tour!

 

Spice Market

This unique spice market, also known as Egyptian bazaar, it’s the most famous covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. It was built by Architect Kazim Aga in 1664 and hosts eighty five shops. You can find there Turkish delights and other sweets, jewellery, souvenirs, herbs, big variaty of spices, dried fruits and nuts, fresh tea, scarves, lanterns and Nargile!

 

Rustem Pasha Mosque

Rustem Pasha was the Grand Vizier during the reign of Sultan Suleiman! He was also the husband of Suleiman’s daughter, Mihrimah. This excellent mosque was built after Rustem Pasha’s death, in 1563. A masterpiece, that was designed by Mimar Sinan, which is also very famous for its fabulous interior, decorated by the unique Iznik tiles!

 

Bosphorus Cruise

Travel between the two continents, Europe and Asia… and be amazed! The best way to admire the city from a new viewpoint! Some of the sights along the Bosphorus are beautiful mansions and wooden villas(yali), the imposing Dolmabahce Palace which was the residence of the Ottoman Sultans after Topkapi Palace, the Beylerbeyi Palace which is an Imperial Ottoman summer residence, the Ciragan Palace which now serves as a luxury hotel, the amazing Bosphorus bridges, fabulous mosques and unique landscapes!

 

Rumeli Fortress (from the sea)

Located on a hill on the European side of the city, this magnificent fortress lies right on the banks of Bosphorus! Built in 1452 by Sultan Mehmet II in order to control the commercial and military traffic!

 

Ortakoy (no stop)

A former fishermen village, with many preserved historic wooden houses, local boutiques, night clubs, cafes and restaurants. During the Ottoman period, Ortakoy used to be a cosmopolitan area, where Turks, Greeks, Armenians and Jews lived all together. Ortakoy, is located right on the banks of Bosphorus providing amazing views to the city!

 

Bosphorus Bridge

The first bridge that connected the two continents for the first time in the history…! Live this unique and memorable experience of crossing the bridge which connects Europe to Asia while enjoying the breathtaking view of Bosphorus

 

Camlica Hill

The most amazing hilltop park in the city! The highest point of Istanbul that provides an absolutely magnificent view… It gives you a unique chance to view the entire city as if it was a moving painting!

 

Dolmabahce Palace

Dolmabahce is the largest and the most impressive palace in Turkey. It is a stunning place, which is extensively decorated with gold and crystal while the design contains elements of the Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical styles. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk lived and passed away in the palace and after his death it was converted into a museum. The main palace was built by the leading Ottoman architects of the era, Karabet and Nikogos Balyan. It is consisted of three parts: the Imperial Mabeyn (State Apartments), Muayede Salon (Ceremonial Hall) and the Imperial Harem

•Professional guidance (standard group tour in English only-please ask for other languages)
•Pick up from your hotel (Only from Sultanahmet and Taksim area)
•Lunch (vegetarian choices are available)
•Entrance fees
•Everything unless indicated differently
•Customary tip to driver and tour guide
•Personal expenses
•Drinks
•Our driver will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the tour starting point around 07:45 – 08:30, according to your hotel’s location
•Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays – Thursday & replaced with Chora Museum
•At the end of tour, participants will be dropped off to their hotels. Please inform your tour guide if you prefer to return by yourself
•The tour begins at 08:30 and finishes at 17:00
•Lunch at the top of Camlica Hill

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