Istanbul - Bosphorus & Asian Side Tour
Tour Name: Bosphorus & Asian Side Tour
Tour Duration: Daily - Full Day
Operated: Every Day - All Year Round
Tour Code: IST-D-002
Enjoy Bosphorus with a 90 minutes cruise tour. Explore the highlights of Bosphorus such as Beylerbeyi Palace with certificated guide and see the panoramic view of Istanbul from the Camlica Hill which is the highest point of city. Enjoy the Harbour area & Spice Market
Morning pick up from hotel and continue to;
*Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to see Bosphorus Strait and Istanbul from the Bosphorus Bridge while driving from Europe to Asian side of the city.
*Beylerbeyi Palace, Beylerbeyi was initially the residence of the Governor General in charge of Anatolia, but was rebuilt in the style of Dolmabahce and Çiragan palaces as a royal palace in the between 1861-1865 on the Asian side of the Bosphorus and served as the summer residence of the sultans. It has great views of the Bosphorus and its European shores, and exquisite grounds with terraced gardens.
*Camlica Hill, from here there is an absolutely magnificent view, which makes it well worth the climb. In the morning when the sun is still easterly one has a panoramic sight of the whole city, the Bosphorus almost as far as the Black Sea, the Marmara Sea with the Princes Islands, and behind that, the great snow covered ridge of Uludag, the Bithynian Olympus. Toward evening the sun sets almost directly behind Istanbul and its domes and minarets are silhouetted against the flaming western sky like a splendid stage drop.
*Golden Horn, an inlet of the Bosphorus dividing the city of Istanbul and forming a natural harbor. One can see the old city and Galata tower panoramically while cruising from
*Bosphorus Cruise, 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 residential and luxurious apartments.
*Spice Bazaar, located close to water front nearby the New Mosque. This is a bazaar where you can find numerous kind of spices, dried fruits, nuts and seeds and also many other things. Closed on Sundays
End of tour, transfer to your hotel.
Also seen during the tour from the boat:
Imperial Gardens of Royal Yildiz Palace, Ciragan Palace Hotel Kempinski, Bosphorus & Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges connecting Europe & Asia continents, Beylerbeyi Palace, Ortakoy, Mecidiye Mosque, Rumeli Fortress.
Beylerbeyi Palace on Monday & Thursday replaced with Kariye (Chora) Museum or, Basilica Cistern or Galata Tower
Spice Market on Sunday: Replaced with authentic shops
• Admission (Entrance Tickets) fees
• Professional Licensed Tour Guide
• Hotel pickup and drop off
• Air-conditioned transportation
• Drinks and meals which are not listed at the itinerary
• All personal expenses
• All customary tips to drivers & guide
• Entrance fee to Harem
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