Bosphorus Full-Day Sightseeing Tour: Golden Horn and Bosphorus Cruise, Spice Bazaar, Camlica Hill and Dolmabahce Palace
Take a Cruise along the stunning Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and experience three of the best Istanbul sights on this adventure-filled full-day sightseeing tour. This tour, takes you on a 2.5-hour boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait, to savor spectacular sights of bridges, palaces, mosques and fortresses. You will stop at Dolmabahçe Palace for a guided tour and explore the alluring scents and colors of the Spice Bazaar. Visit Rüstem Pasha Mosque on top of Camlica Hill and capture wide views of the skyline. Plus, this tour comes with a delicious 3-course meal along the beautiful shoreline.
- Full-day sightseeing experience featuring a Golden Horn and Bosphorus cruise and three other top attractions.
- Enjoy magnificent views on a 2.5-hour cruise along the Golden Horn and Bosphorus Strait Experience the intoxicating sights, sounds and aromas of the Spice Bazaar.
- Explore the ostentatious Dolmabahçe Palace on a guided tour Admire Rüstem Pasha Mosque and take in sweeping city views from Camlica Hill Relax over a 3-course lunch at a traditional Bosphorus-side restaurant
The tour includes the following
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Local guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Lunch – 3-course lunch
- Entry/Admission – Dolmabahce Palace
Traveler pickup is offered and departure time is by 8:30 am. Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 – 60 minutes prior to this time and the tourists are returned to their original departure point at the end of the tour.
Note: Booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, does not guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, you will be sent complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for the local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
After being picked up from the hotel, the first place of visit is the Spice Bazaar. On the way to Bazzar, you will hear alluring stories of Istanbul. Arrive and wander this myriad of shops and stalls seeing a variety of fruits, nuts, vibrant spices, and enjoying captivating aromas. Try some Turkish treats and snacks and then proceed with your expert guide to the small Rüstem Pasha Mosque to admire its walls covered in beautiful blue Iznik tiles.
From here, head to your boat for a sightseeing cruise at the inlet to the Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn, which splits European Istanbul apart. For those that love historical stories, get your camera ready to snap selfies as your boat traverses past Istanbul’s top attractions. See the vast Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, and Dolmabahçe. Then, gaze over towards the Asian coastline and relish views of mosques and elegant mansions. In the afternoon, hop off your boat in Asia on the Bosphorus coastline for a delicious 3-course lunch at a scenic restaurant. Drinks are also available (own expense). See the sample menu for details.
First course: • Lentil, tomato or chicken soup
Main course: • Grilled meatballs with fresh green salad or bean salad
Dessert (choice of one): • Rice pudding • Baklava (filo pastry parcel stuffed with nuts and soaked in honey) • Figs with cream • Semolina halva (sesame seeds with honey or sugar) with ice cream • Revani (semolina cake soaked in light syrup)
After lunch, get on the coach to Istanbul’s peak, Camlica Hill, and appreciate a stunning panoramic vantage point that captures the elegance of Istanbul. Proceed across the Bosphorus Bridge for a guided tour of Dolmabahçe Palace. Learn about the Ottoman sultans that once lived here. Take a glimpse into a world of opulence and luxury as you saunter by chambers, the Crystal Staircase and revel at the gaudy array of the sultan’s wealth in Medhal Hall. Finally, you vacate the palace and proceed to your hotel by coach where your tour ends.
All this at a very affordable cost, and you get to travel in between two continents, Asia and Europe.
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