Luxury Bosphorus Cruise&Dolmabahce Palace Sightseeing Tour

Luxury Bosphorus Cruise&Dolmabahce Palace Sightseeing Tour
Luxury Bosphorus Cruise&Dolmabahce Palace Sightseeing Tour
Luxury Bosphorus Cruise&Dolmabahce Palace Sightseeing Tour
Luxury Bosphorus Cruise&Dolmabahce Palace Sightseeing Tour

Season:
Everyday (Allyear round)
Departure Time:
Flexiable / 9:00am -Recommended pick up time
!Please advise at time of booking if you prefer an alternative pick up time for this private tour.
Departure Point:
Centrally located Istanbul city hotels
Ending Point:
Returns to the original departure point
Service Basis:
Luxury&Private
Duration:
8 Hours (approx)
Additional Info:
•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


Available Guiding Language(s): 
• Local tour guide (Monolingual)
• In your own language
Whats Included:
• Admission fees for Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Ferry 
• Meal as metioned in the itinerary
• Pickup from and drop off to in-city hotels on private basis
• Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking Mercedes minibus
• Parking fees 
Excluded Services:
• Tips to the guide & driver (Optional)
• Beverage with meals

What`s Unique:
Enjoy a Fullday guided and luxury tour of the Bosphorus District which is the most charming part of the city of Istanbul. Visit the breathtaking Camlica Hill on the Asian Side, Dolmabahce Palace, Spice Bazaar and Cruising on Bosphorus.

Description & Program:
This customized guided&luxury fullday tour of the Bosphorus distric by private boat give you chance to explore 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. 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.

(Dolmabahce palace closed on Monday-Thursdays&replaced with Galata Towers)

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.Todays the neighbourhood stil hosts many different religious structures.Its also a popular spot for locals and touristsalike with its art galleries,night clubs,cafes,bars and restaurants provides excellent views to the city,located right under the first bridge of Bosphorus .

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. 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 gather 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. 

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.

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.

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. 

End of the tour drive you back to your hotel.

•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.
Tax: Included
Cancellation Policy: This service can be cancelled without any penalties 4 day(s) prior to first service date.

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