Tour 6 – Bosphorus Cruise & Dolmabahçe Palace & Two Continents

||Tour 6 – Bosphorus Cruise & Dolmabahçe Palace & Two Continents
Tour 6 – Bosphorus Cruise & Dolmabahçe Palace & Two Continents2018-01-16T17:52:01+00:00

Tour 6 (Combo of Tours 4M & 5)

Bosphorus Cruise & Dolmabahçe Palace & Two Continets

(Full Day Tour)

Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim), Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and 22 kms. long Byzantine City Walls, strongest fortification of the middle age.

Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc.

Bosphorus Cruise on Plan Tours’ private boat, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.

Rumeli Fortress (from the boat – no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror

to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture.

(Visit to a leather showroom if time permits)

Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.

Dolmabahçe Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans built by two Ottoman architects

Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on a 110.000 m² area and served as the main administrative center

of the Ottoman Empire. Famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and

4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls.

Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.

Çamlıca Hill, famous for its widest bird’s eye panoramic view of İstanbul from Marmara Sea to the

Black Sea, gives a chance to see the Bosphorus and Golden Horn from one of the best point of the highest and most appealing places of the city.

        also visioned during the tour

IMPERIAL GARDENS OF ROYAL YILDIZ PALACE

BOSPHORUS BRIDGE connecting EUROPE & ASIA continents • BEYLERBEYİ PALACE

from the boat

This tour ends approximately at 17:00

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Bosphorus Tours are practiced with regular boat if minimum number of attendants

is not provided for the private boat

INCLUDING:

  • Free pick-up and drop off services from/to central located İstanbul hotels
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Bosphorus Cruise on Plan Tours’ private boat
  • English speaking professional guidance (please send us an email for other languages) 
  • A/C transportation

EXCLUDING:

  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (upon guests’ request)

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