Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise: Golden Horn, Dolmabahçe Palace & Two Continents

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Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise: Golden Horn, Dolmabahçe Palace & Two Continents

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  • Tour DurationTour duration: 8h
  • Tour TimeUpcoming departures:
    • 24.06.2017: 09:00
    • 25.06.2017: 09:00
    • 26.06.2017: 09:00

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  • Hotel Pick-up Service Hotel Pick-up Service
  • Suitable for families, young and seniors Suitable for families, young and seniors
  • UNESCO site UNESCO site

Why you should go

Enjoy an unique Bosphorus cruise on private boat. Discover link between east and west - Dolmabahçe Palace and two Continents, Europe to Asia. Give yourself a chance too see the Bosphorus and Golden Horn, Bosphorus Bridge, Çamlıca Hill and much more.

Highlights

  • Enjoy sightseeing of Golden Horn, Metal Church, Jewish Hospital, Byzantine City Walls from the bus
  • Experience Bosphour cruice on private boat through the waterway separating the two continents
  • See Imperial Gardens of Royal Yildiz Palace, Bosphorus Bridge which connect Europe and Asia continents, Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Discover Dolmabahçe Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans
  • Step from Europe to Asia in 2 minutes
  • Visit Çamlıca Hill, famous for its widest bird’s eye panoramic view of İstanbul

What shall I see

Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim), Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and 22 kms. long Byzantine City Walls, strongest fortification of the middle age.

Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc.

Bosphorus Cruise on Plan Tours’ private boat, 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 residentials and luxurious apartments.

Rumeli Fortress (from the boat – no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture.

(Visit to a leather showroom if time permits)

Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.

Dolmabahçe Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans built by two Ottoman architects Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on a 110.000 m² area and served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls.

Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.

Çamlıca Hill, famous for its widest bird’s eye panoramic view of İstanbul from Marmara Sea to the Black Sea, gives a chance to see the Bosphorus and Golden Horn from one of the best point of the highest and most appealing places of the city

During this tour you will also have opportunity to see Imperial Gardens of Royal Yildiz Palace, Bosphorus Bridge which connect Europe and Asia continents, Beylerbeyi Palace from the boat

Price includes

  • A Traditional Meal Speciality
  • Entrance tickets
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Transportation

Good to know

Bosphorus Tours are practiced with regular boat if minimum number of attendants is not provided for the private boat

Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Monday & Thrusday. Afternoon part of this tour is replaced with another program “Golden Horn”

Pick-up service

  • Free Transfers from any Istanbul Hotel (only centrally located and accesable hotels
  • Some streets are narrow and it’s not possible to access them by busses and some hotels are far away from city center so they are not on our free shuttle route)
  • For those with hotel pick-up, please call 24 hours prior to your departure to reconfirm your tour and schedule your hotel pick-up
  • On the day of your tour, please be ready at least 10 minutes before your scheduled pick-up time
  • Pick ups take 45 to 60 minutes and guests who don’t want to spend time on shuttles can come to our meeting point

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