You will be picked up from your hotel at 08:30, drive to from Marmara seaside, Old city walls and along the Golden Horn and visiting Spice Bazaar than transferred to the cruise ship. Sail up the Bosphorus, the waterway between Europe and Asia, passing under the suspension bridges and viewing Ottoman summer palaces, waterside mansions and modern villas which line the European and Asian coasts. After lunch drive to Asia and visit Beylerbeyi Palace museum and Camlica Hill. At the end of the tour drive back to your hotels between 16:30 – 17:00.
Duration: 8 Hours
Departure: All Year Round
Rate: Special Offer For Early Booking.
Highlights: City Wall, Golden Horn, Spice Bazaar, Bosphorus Boat Cruise, Rumeli Castle, Bosphorus Bridge, Beylerbeyi Palace, Camlica Hill
The first breach of the walls was by the Fouth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.
Drive By Bus to Golden Horn
As a natural and extremely secure harbour, 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.
It is located at Eminonu behind the New Mosque(Valide Sultan Mosque).It was constructed by Turhan Sultan in 1660 as a pious foundation attached to New Mosque.
Bosphorus on Boat Cruise
A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating 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 gathers 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.
After the cruise lunch in the restaurant
The Bosphorus Bridge
It also called the First Bosphorus Bridge (Turkish: Bogazici Koprusu or 1. Bogazici Koprusu) is a bridge in Istanbul, Turkey spanning the Bosphorus strait (Turkish: Boğaziçi)The bridge is located between Ortaköy (European side) and Beylerbeyi (Asian side). It is a gravity anchored suspension bridge with steel pylons and inclined hangers. The aerodynamic deck is hanging on zigzag steel cables. It is 1,510 m long with a deck width of 39 m. The distance between the towers (main span) is 1,074 m (World rank: 13th) and their height over road level is 105 m. The clearance of the bridge from sea level is 64 m. It was the 4th longest suspension bridge in the world when completed in 1973, and the longest outside the United States of America.
Beylerbeyi Palace Museum
It was built by Sarkis Balyan Usta by order of Sultan Abdulaziz in 1865. It is on the Asian coast of Bosphorus, which was constructed, in the same style as the Dolmabahce Palace.
It is the highest point in Istanbul.At the top of it, you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, Landscaped in traditional style.If you climb great Pine Mountain 268m. above sea-level, you will have the opportunity to look over the Golden Horn Sea of Marmara.
What Is Included
# Hotel pick up
# Hotel drop off
# Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
# All Transportation by non-smoking and air-conditioned touristic vehicle
# Museum Tickets
Spice Bazaar on Sunday / Replaced with Pierre Loti.
Beylerbeyi Palace on Monday and Thursday – Replaced with Kariye (St. Savior in Chora) Museum