As we drive along the city walls, we will also catch glimpses of the magnificent Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, two iconic landmarks of Istanbul. Once we arrive at the Spice Bazaar, we will immerse ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere, filled with aromatic spices, teas, and local delicacies. After exploring the bazaar, we will head to the port, where our boat awaits to take us on a mesmerizing cruise along the Bosphorus.
During the boat ride, we will be treated to breathtaking views of the grand Ottoman Mansions, each showcasing the architectural splendor of the bygone era. The Dolmabahce Palace, with its opulent design and ornate interiors, will captivate our senses. As we pass by the elegant Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, and Galata Tower, we will be reminded of the rich historical and cultural heritage of Istanbul.
The majestic Bosphorus Bridge, connecting the European and Asian sides of the city, will leave us in awe of its engineering marvel. Along the way, we will also catch sight of the formidable Rumeli Fortress, standing as a testament to Istanbul's medieval past. The Bosphorus cruise will be a delightful journey, offering us a glimpse into the city's captivating landscapes and landmarks.
To conclude our tour on a high note, we will make our way to Camlica Hill, the highest vantage point in Istanbul.
- Small Group Tour
- Professional Tour Guide
- Bosphorus Tour
- Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
- Drinks at Lunch
- Gratitude (Suggested)
- Personal Expense
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Drive By Bus To 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.
City Walls: 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.
Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar): The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of various spices cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other concievable herb and spice. Shops selling spices, fruits, vegetables, flowers, turkish delights etc..
Bosphorus Tour on Boat: A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating 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 pavillions 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.
Bosphorus Bridge: Unique chance to step from one continent (ASIA) to another (EUROPE)
Beylerbeyi Palace: The summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian.
Camlica Hill: 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.
Sights You will See from the Yacht
- Dolmabahçe Palace
- Çırağan Palace
- Beylerbeyi Palace
- Çamlıca Mosque
- Ortaköy Mosque
- Maiden’s Tower
- Bosphorus Bridges
- Rumeli and Anadolu Fortresses
- Pavillons and luxury villas on The Bosphorus
Sights You will Visit on This Tour
- Drive by Golden Horn
- City Walls (by bus)
- Spice Bazaar
- Bosphorus Cruise
- Bosphorus Bridge
- Beylerbeyi Palace
- Camlica Hill
- Beylerbeyi Palace closed on Monday. This tour is not operated on Monday