Guided tour

Bosphorus Cruise and Two Continents Tour with Local Guide

4.7 / 5

6 reviews

Bosphorus Cruise and Two Continents Tour with Local Guide

From $82.12 per person

Explore the highlights of Istanbul, where Turkey’s Ottoman and Byzantine Empires located before. Visit the fascinating Dolmabahce Palace, breathtaking Camlica, Ortakoy, a historical Rustem Pasha Rescue and famous Spice Bazaar with an expert guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup at all hotels in Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Beyazıt, Aksaray, and Taksim areas. Please write the full name and address of your hotel.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore an authentic Spice Bazaar
  • Cruise from Rumeli Hisarı Fortress along the famous Bosphorus Strait
  • Visit the Great Dolmabahce Palace with marvellous Ottoman and Byzantine architecture
  • Have lunch at top of Camlica Hill with a wonderful view
Full description
Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) was built between 1597 and 1664, also it is the second oldest covered bazaar in the city. You can find exotic aromas and various spices. It contains fruit vegetable, flower and fish shops inside. Rustem Pasha Mosque, for a tour. It was built by a famous Bosnian, Rüstem Pasha and designed by -one the most famous architect in history- Mimar Sinan. One of the most famous mosque in Istanbul for her interior design. Dolmabahce Palace, was the first European style palace. It was built by Ottoman Sultans between 1843 and 1846.This is the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Also famous with the great collection of European antiquity. Ataturk lived the final part of his life in the palace and died there. Bosphorus Strait connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara and splits the European and Asian sides of Turkey. Bosphorus Bridge, pass through the bridge and watch the beautiful view. It is 1704m long and was the 4th longest bridge around the world. Don’t miss this unique chance to pass from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes. Camlica Hill, the highest point in Istanbul, exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul city and Bosphorus. Take a little break for lunch here and enjoy the view while you are eating your tasty meal. Ortakoy, is a cosmopolitan area, bordering waters of the Bosphorus. Turks, Greeks, Armenians and Jews are leaving here. The neighbourhood hosts many different religious. It is also a popular spot for locals with art galleries, night clubs, and restaurants.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Monday ( Replaced with Galata Tower )
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    3.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Well worth the money!

Clarify time of pick up at hotel not when your starts. I had pick up as 8:30 and driver came 45 min. Before. Confusing. It would have been helpful to have speaker boxes with earphone so we could hear guide better specially during the cruise. Otherwise wonderful and lunch delicious at a beautiful place, Tuba our guide friendly and professional. Have already recommended this tour to others.

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April 29, 2019

Great and highly informative

Our guide was knowledgeable and very amicable. It was a great experience and lunch overlooking the beautiful city of Instanbul from the Asian side was just incredible. Highly recommended!!

September 19, 2019

It was ok, but I would've liked more historical information and enthusiasm from the guide at some of the places. It just seemed like she memorised something and was reciting it...a bit different than the other tours I took.

June 6, 2019

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