8:30am or 13:00pm (can be done twice a day)
!Hotel pick ups are before this time. Additional information will be provided on your confirmation voucher.
Centrally located Sultan Ahmet and Taksim hotels
Returns to the original departure point
4 Hours (approx.)
•Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact departure time.
•Guiding in your own language is possible!! Please ask for availability or supplement.
•If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated Custom Design to advise of your requirements.
• Local tour guide
• Tickets for Bosphorus Boat Ride
• All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
• Pick up from and drop off to city center hotels
• Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
• Tips to the guide and driver (optional)
• Meals / beverage if needed(optional)
Enjoy a half day guided group tour of the Bosphorus District which is the most authentic and charming part of the city of Istanbul. Visit Spice Market, Breathtaking views including Bosphorus Bridge Dolmabahce Palace, Four Seasons Hotel, Rumeli Fortress and many more.
Description & Program:
According your pick up time, meet with your guide at the lobby of your hotel and depart for your halfday tour. First visitng place is;
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. Next;
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.
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.
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.)
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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