Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace Tour with Lunch
Istanbul tour Highlights: Spice Bazaar, Golden Horn, Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Asian Istanbul,
You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel or cruise port between 8:30 - 8:45 am for the Full Day Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace.
On this Istanbul tour you will be able to see:
DOLMABAHÇE PALACE The Dolmabahçe Palace, a blend of various European architectural styles, was built between 1843 - 1856 by Karabet Balyan, the court architect of Sultan Abdulmecid. The three –storied palace built on a symmetrical plan has 285 rooms and 43 halls. The palace has survived intact with its original decorations, furniture, and the silk carpets and curtains. Its Surpasses all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence.
YILDIZ ROYAL GARDEN Here it’s a nice oxygen break from the noise and rat-race of the city. Take a walk in the imperial gardens ornamented with some kioks and beautiful vegetation in the middle of Istanbul. Witness the beauty of Yıldız Royal Garden as reminder of the formidable Ottoman Empire.
SHOPPING As Turkey is one of the best later producing countries in the world. We will watch a fashion-show in an outlet center which produces and manufactures different various of great quality leatherware. So it’s a good opportunity to have a look at the reasonable priced good quality leather accessories.
Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.
(Drinks are extra)
BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS An amazing cruise between the two contients, EUROPE and ASIA, along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions up to the Rumeli Fortress.
THE RUMELI FORTRESS (FROM THE SEA) (NO INTERIOR VISIT) İstanbul had been besieged many times before Mehmet the Conqueror took the city in 1453,but it managed to defend itself with the help of the Roman city walls.
THE LEANDER’S TOWER (FROM THE SEA) (NO INTERIOR VISIT) This is a small and attractive tower built on an islet at the entrance to the Bosphorus. It is one of the symbols of İstanbul. Used in the past as a watchtower and a lighthouse, it has been preserved in its 19th Century appearance.
CABLE CAR & PIERRE LOTI HILL was named after the Famous French writer you will enjoy magnificent scenery of Golden Horn and the city.
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.
DRIVE BY BUS TO GOLDEN HORN As natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of İstanbul. The inlet separates the Europen shore into two. It is approximately 8km long,and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus.Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end.
Dolmabahçe (Bezm-i Alem Valide) mosque is visited in the winter season instead of the Yıldız Royal Garden
After the end of the tour around 5:30 pm you will be transferred back to your hotel or to the cruise port.
- Dolmahbace Palace is closed on Monday and Thursdays. so, the destinatıon will be to the Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).
- Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar is closed on Sunday. so, the destinatıon will be to Authentic Shops or Golden Horn.
- The tour is free for children 0 - 2 years of age.
- 30% discount for children below the age of 6 years old.
- This is a regular group tour, but we can provide it as a private tour for special request