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Istanbul: Full-Day Small Group Bosphorus Cruise with Lunch

Istanbul: Full-Day Small Group Bosphorus Cruise with Lunch

From US$ 79.37 per person

Enjoy a full-day guided group tour of the Bosphorus District and see the sights.

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup included
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  • Enjoy a customized full-day tour
  • Marvel at the sights
  • Learn more from an English-speaking guide
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Enjoy a full-day guided group tour of the Bosphorus District which is the most charming part of the city of Istanbul. Upon your pick-up from the hotel you will visit; Dolmabahce Palace: which was the principle residence and the administration center of the Turkish Ottoman Empire in the 19th century.Then drive across the Bosphorus Bridge which is the first intercontinental one in the world to connect Europe to Asia. Head for the summit of Camlica Hill or Yeditepe on the Asian side to enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the city of Istanbul. Rumeli Fortress; Rumelihisari (also knowen as Rumelian Castle and Rumeli Hissar Castle) is a fortress located in the Sariyer district of Istanbul,Turkey,on a hill in the European side of the Bosphorus. Bosphorus Cruise: A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of marble facade facing the shore.The Rustempasa Mosque was designed by Ottoman Imperial architect Mimar Sinan. Lastly, visit the spice bazaar( Egyptian Bazaar). The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other concievable herb and spice.
  • Admission fees for Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Ferry
  • Lunch
  • Pick-up from and drop off to city hotels (only Sultan Ahmet and Taksim hotels, cruise port)
  • Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
  • Parking fees
  • Tips to the guide & driver (optional)
  • Beverage with meals
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

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  • Passport or ID card for children

Know before you go

  • Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Monday-Thursdays and will be replaced by Galata Towers
  • Drinks and gratuities (optional) are not included
Customer reviews

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The best part of the tour was the car-a really nice Mercedes van. Otherwise, our guide was punctual and accommodating, but we would have been better off with the audio Guide in the cruise, since he said very little over the course of the cruise. He did not go to the Spice Bazaar with us and waited outside. We did not feel that we had enough time there. The most annoying part was when they took us to the rip-off place where the sellers were trying to push all kinds of merchandise on us. We almost felt obligated to buy something. This made us feel very uncomfortable.

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September 1, 2019

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