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  • Istanbul: Full-Day Golden Horn & Bosphorus Tour

    1. Istanbul: Full-Day Golden Horn & Bosphorus Tour

    Begin this full-day excursion with a stroll around Pierre Loti Hill. Hop-on a cable car and let it take you to another world where the ancient Byzantine walls of Constantinople, the Chora Church and the Castle of Seven Towers await. Learn about the history of this centuries-old metropolis and how it functioned as both the capital of the eastern Roman Empire and as the head of the Ottoman Empire.  Then, board the boat and cruise around the Bosphorus Strait which connects the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea and separates Europe and Asia, making Istanbul one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the only one built astride two continents. This romantic cruise along the Bosphorus will allow you to admire the Dolmabahce Plalace, the Beylerbeyi Palace, the Ciragan Palace and the Rumeli Fortress, ancient wooden villas, bridges and all the wonderful and unique maritime landscapes.

  • Bosphorus Cruise and Two Continents Tour with Local Guide

    2. Bosphorus Cruise and Two Continents Tour with Local Guide

    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, ...

  • Istanbul: Bosphorus Boat Tour and Two Continents with Lunch

    3. Istanbul: Bosphorus Boat Tour and Two Continents with Lunch

    After departing your hotel at 10:00 AM, head to the Rustem Pasha Mosque. Mimar Sinan built this mosque in 1560 for Rüstem Pasha, the son-in-law and the grand vizier of Suleyman the Magnificent. Its particular beauty lies in the Iznik tiles covering it, both inside and outside. After the mosque, take a 1.5 hour cruise on the Bosphorus. This natural strait connects the sea of Marmara to the Black Sea and separates Europe and Asia, making Istanbul one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the only one built astride two continents. This romantic cruise will allow you to admire the Dolmabahce Plalace, the Beylerbeyi Palace, the Ciragan Palace and the Rumeli Fortress, ancient wooden villas and bridges and all the wonderful and unique maritime landscapes. Take a drive on the Bosphorus Bridge and enjoy the beautiful view when crossing from Europe to Asia. At 1704 meters (approximately ...

  • Istanbul: Old Town Highlights Tour & Bosphorus Cruise

    4. Istanbul: Old Town Highlights Tour & Bosphorus Cruise

    Begin your 8-hour tour at Hagia Sophia, in the heart of old Istanbul. Known for its mosaics, Its massive dome dominates the Sultanahmet skyline. Visit the Blue Mosque, named after the exquisite tiles in its interior. It is the only imperial mosque with six minarets. The Grand Bazaar was the commercial heart of the city and its 4,000 shops are full of treasures including carpets, silk, jewelry, icons, and leather goods. Indulge in some shopping before enjoying your lunch at a rooftop restaurant with Bosphorus views. After visiting the Spice Bazaar, explore the Golden Horn and take a Bosporus tour on a private boat. Enjoy the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway.

    we suggeat the tour. in one day you can see everything.we do not suggest the cruise.long...1h and 45 min and 5 stops around bosporus wirh no reason

  • Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Bazaar

    5. Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Bazaar

    See the sights of Istanbul by land and by sea on a 4-hour sightseeing cruise and trip to the Spice Bazaar. Begin with a brief visit to the 17th-century Spice Bazaar, one of Istanbul’s most colorful and popular attractions. The building is part of the Yenj Mosque and was completed in 1660. You will have the opportunity to bargain for purchases or simply observe the bustling bazaar around you. Next up, board your boat for a cruise through the Bosphorus, also known as Istanbul Strait, which is the only passage between the Mediterranean and the Black seas. It also marks the dividing line between Europe and Asia. Marvel at the beautiful shores and amazing views of the massive Rumeli Hisari. This fortress was built by Fatih the Conqueror in just 3 months as he prepared to take Istanbul. The magnificent Bosphorus Bridge, finished in 1973, is one of the two bridges that connect Europe and Asi...

  • Istanbul: Food and Sightseeing Tour

    6. Istanbul: Food and Sightseeing Tour

    The tour will start with a visit to Ortaköy Mosque where you can get some great views of the Bosporus Straight. Enjoy a tasting of local filo pastry delicacies (börek) as well. Travel a little further to the Rumeli fortresses. Then, cross the Bosphorus Bridge from the European to the Asian side of Istanbul. Visit a 19th-century Ottoman summer house, which is nestled to the side of the Bosphorus and listen to stories of royal life from your guide. Drive a little further to Kadıköy Food Market and sample some local street food. Dine at a local restaurant and enjoy a delicious lunch, which your guide can order for you. Then, drive to the Çamlıca Hill and enjoy the breathtaking views of Instanbul before you visit the Çamlıca Mosque, an incredible building with a capacity of sixty thousand. To finish the tour, cross back from the Asian side to the European side of Istanbul by ferry.

  • Morning Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Bazaar

    7. Morning Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Bazaar

    We begin with a brief visit to the 17th-century Spice Bazaar, one of Istanbul’s most colorful and popular attractions. The building is part of the Yenj Mosque and was completed in 1660. Next, we will take a cruise through the Bosphorus, also known as Istanbul Strait, which is the only passage between the Mediterranean and the Black seas. It also marks the dividing line between Europe and Asia. This exciting cruise takes you through its beautiful shores and offers you an amazing view of the massive Rumeli Hisari. This fortress was built by Fatih the Conqueror in just three months as he prepared to take Istanbul. The magnificent Bosphorus Bridge, finished in 1973, is one of the two bridges that connect Europe and Asia. The cruise offers a unique way to view this impressive suspension bridge from the water. We will also pass by the 620 historic waterfront mansions built by the elite of ...

  • Istanbul: Tour of Garipce Village, Rumeli Fortress and Balat

    8. Istanbul: Tour of Garipce Village, Rumeli Fortress and Balat

    Enjoy a really local tour of Istanbul with a guide who has an in-depth knowledge of the city. The full-day tour begins at around 08.30 with a pick up at your hotel, followed by breakfast in a small village located on the shores of the Black Sea. Visit a 17th-century castle and enjoy the amazing views. Stop to admire the Rumeli Fortress that looks out over the Bosporus – one of the unique monuments of Istanbul. Continue on with a drive to the Asian side of the city, where you’ll visit the Kucuksu Palace, used as a hunting lodge and summer mansion during the 18th century. Your guide will also take you to see the Balat/Fener area, which was the center of Greek Orthodox life in the time of the Ottoman Empire.

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What people are saying about Rumeli Hisari

Very interesting tour in a small group, which we did after visiting the main sights in the center. We had the same tour guide all day and were a rather small group, which leaves more time and space for questions. The choice of sights was good for us, especially to the absolutely worth seeing Chora Church you probably would not have driven alone. The boat tour on the Bosphorus was great, although we had really great weather. For lunch there were Köfte, which I personally found rather medium, but that was rather a minor matter on the tour. Overall recommendable!

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.

One day to explore all city

I had wonderful time. Firts of all group was not big exellent. Our guide was very knowlagble and clear answer to all questions. The big different was lunch at the top of city Camlica hill view was amazing and delicious lunch. Thank you very much for everything

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!!

we suggeat the tour. in one day you can see everything.we do not suggest the cruise.long...1h and 45 min and 5 stops around bosporus wirh no reason