Asian Side & Dolmabahce Palace with Bosphorus Cruise Tour
Istanbul…the city that stuns and fascinates us!
Join this unforgettable tour to get acquainted with Istanbul! A full day tour to nature, history and mystery…Visit two continent Asian Side & European Side in one day.
Explore the two continents Asian Side & European Side in one day… You will be amazed by the all the beauty you will see! Joining a cruise tour on Bosphorus is one of the best options to discover Istanbul.
This market, which is also known as Egyptian market, is the most famous covered bazaar after Grand bazaar. It was built in 1664, hosts 85 small shops, where you can find Ottoman Empires’ perfumes, big variaty of spices, fresh fruit teas, Turkish delights and other sweets, herbes, dried fruits, nuts, scarve, Nargile (Water Pipe) and latterns jewellery, souvenirs, herbs…
During the Ottoman Empire, this palace was used as the main administration building and residence of the Sultans and their families until 1922. A breathtaking place which is intensively and extensively decorated with full of gold and crystal while the Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical styles. The main palace has three parts: Muayede Salon (Ceremonial Hall), the Imperial Mabeyn (State Apartments), and the Imperial Harem.
This wonderful mosque was designed by the famous Mimar Sinan and was built after Pasha’s death, who was the husband of Suleiman’s beloved daughter Mihrimah Sultan, in 1563. During Suleiman’s sultanate, Rustem Pasha was the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire. A masterpiece of Sinan the Architect is most known for its fabulous interior decorated by the unique Iznik tiles.
Rumeli Fortress (from sea):
This efficacious fortress, which is located on a hill on the European side of the city, right on the banks of Bosphorus, was built by Sultan Mehmed II in 1452. Before the conquest of Constantinople, this fortress was the perfect place to control the commercial and military traffic coming from Black Sea.
This bridge, which connects Europe and Asia, has breathtaking view of Bosphorus. It was the first bridge that connected the two continents for the first time in the history…
Ortakoy (no Stop):
This small village, located right on the banks of Bosphorus, was a former fishermen village and a cosmopolitan area, where Turks, Greeks, Armenians and Jews used to live together. You can find many preserved historic wooden houses, local boutiques, night clubs, cafes and restaurants, which many of them provide amazing views to the city.
The highest point of Istanbul that provides an absolutely magnificent view of the entire city.
The most amazing hilltop park…
- Professional guidance (standard group tour in English-please ask for other languages)
- Pick up from your hotel (Only from Sultanahmet and Taksim area)
- Lunch (vegetarian choices are available)
- Entrance fees
- Everything unless indicated differently
- Customary tip to driver and tour guide
- Personal expenses
- At the end of tour, participants will be dropped off to their hotels. Please inform your tour guide if you prefer to return by yourself
- Our driver will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the tour starting point around 07:45 – 08:30, according to your hotel’s location
- Duration of the Tour : approximately 9 hours
- Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursday & replaced with Galata Tower