!Hotel pick ups are before this time. Additional information will be provided on your confirmation voucher.
Centrally located Istanbul city hotels
Returns to the original departure point
•Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact departure time.
•If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated Custom Team to advise of your requirements.
•Dolmabahce palace closed on Monday-Thursdays&replaced with Galata Towers
Available Guiding Language(s):
• Local tour guide (Monolingual)
• Admission fees for Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Ferry
• Pickup from and drop off to in-city hotels(only Sultan Ahmet and taksim Hotels,Cruise port)
• Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
• Parking fees
• Tips to the guide & driver (Optional)
• Beverage with meals
Enjoy a Fullday Day guided group tour of the Bosphorus District which is the most charming part of the city of Istanbul. Visit the breathtaking Camlica Hill, Spice Market, Dolmabahce Palace and see Rustempasa Mosque, Ortakoy, Bosphorus Cruise and Rumeli Fortress.
Description & Program:
Enjoy a Fullday guided group tour of the Bosphorus District which is the most charming part of the city of Istanbul.
Upon our pick up from the hotel firstly we visit the ;
Dolmabahce Palace: which in the 19th century was the principle residence and the administration center of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. With its splendor baroque exterior and mixture of traditional and European interior decorations it is a reminder of the formidable Ottoman Empire. Our guide gives us an explanative tour in the corridors saloons some of the HAREM administrative halls and the whole visit makes us aware of one of magnificent empires of our world which ruled Asia Africa and Europe continents in health and peace.
(Dolmabahce palace closed on Monday-Thursdays&replaced with Galata Towers)
Bosphorus bridge:Get the unique chance to drive from Europe to Asia with a breathtaking view of the bosphorus.This was first bridge to connect both continens and it was open on the 30th of october 1973.It took 3 years to be fisnished.
Ortakoy:Ortakoy is a neighbourhood ,formerly a small fisherman village ,within the Besiktas distcrict of Istanbul,Turkey,located in the middle of the European bank of the Bosphorus.Ortakoy was a cosmopolitan area during the otoman Empire and the first decades of the Turkish Republic,with communities of Turks,Greeks,Armenians and Jews.
Then we drive across the Bosphorus Bridge which is the first intercontinental one of the world to connect EUROPE to ASIA. We head for the summit of Camlica Hill or Yeditepe on the Asian side to enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the city of Istanbul.
Spice Bazaar(Egyptian Bazaar): The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other concievable herb and spice.
Rumeli Fortress:Rumelihisari (also knowen as Rumelian Castle and Rumeli Hissar Castle is a fortress located in the Sariyer district of Istanbul,Turkey,on a hill at the European side of the Bosphorus.It gives the name of the quarter around it.It was built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed ll between 1451 and 1452,before his armys conquest of Constantinople.The three great towers were named after three of Mehmed ll viziers:Sadrazam Candarli Halil Pasha,who built the large tower next to the gate;Zaganos Pasha,who built the South tower and Sarica Pasha who built the North tower.)
Bosphorus Cruise: 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.
Rustempasa Mosque:The Rustempasa Mosque was designed by Ottoman Imperial architect Mimar Sinan fort he Grand vizier Rustem Pasa8the husband of the one of the daughter of Suleiman the magnificent by Hurrem Sultan(Roxelana)(Mihrimah Sultan)Rustem Pasa died in July 1561 and the mosque was built after his death from around 1561 untill 1563.The mosque complex hosts now a religious school.
•This tour operates with minimum 2 passangers booking on provider`s side and if doesn`t operate an alternative day or service may be advised.
•In the rare event of lack of availability due to special events an alternative day or service may be advised.
•Amendments are upon availability and may require supplement fee.
•Selected tour departure times are subject to availability and maybe changed with the second best option. It is highly suggested that the clients reconfirm their departure / pickup times by calling or emailing to the local tour operator no later than 24 hr prior to the service.
•Hotel pickups from outside of city center is upon availability and may require supplement fee.
•Full cancellation applies in the event of No-Show.
•Provider cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dressing.
Cancellation Policy: This service can be cancelled without any penalties 4 day(s) prior to first service date.
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