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Istanbul: Romantic Dinner Cruise with Entertainment

1. Istanbul: Romantic Dinner Cruise with Entertainment

You’ll be picked up at your Istanbul hotel at around 19:15-20:00 and transferred to the pier for your luxurious 4-hour Bosphorus Dinner Cruise. Enjoy delicious gourmet food while you take in panoramic views of the Bosphorus, which separates the continents of Europe and Asia. Cruise the Bosphorus and see historical sites such as Dolmabahce Palace, the Bosphorus Bridge, the Ortakoy area, Rumeli Fortress, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, Beylerbeyi Palace, the Maiden's Tower and more as you wine and dine the night away. No other Istanbul experience can match the romantic ambiance of this dinner cruise. Fresh food combines with unparalleled views of Istanbul and live entertainment for an evening to remember. After dinner you can enjoy entertaining music provided by the professional DJ, as well as traditional shows, or simply relax with a drink and enjoy the views along the Bosphorus. Dinner Menu • Welcome cocktail • Mixed appetizers • Mixed chips • Green olives • Sliced carrots and cucumbers in lemon sauce Cold Mezes • White cheese • Yellow cheese • Sliced tomatoes and cucumbers • Fried eggplant with special sauce in olive oil • Olive oil with stuffed vine leaves • Borlotti beans in olive oil • Curry sauced potato salad • Cooked mashed chickpeas blended with sesame oil, lemon, and spices • Spread made of yogurt seasoned with garlic and cheese • Soy sauced mushroom salad • Salami Hot Starters • Savory pastry with white cheese Main Courses • Special meatballs with sauce and rice with garnishes • Grilled chicken with special sauce and rice • Grilled sea bass • Grilled sea bream with garnishes Fresh Seasonal Salad Desserts • Baklava honey pastry filled with pistachio nuts • Small Turkish cake with syrup • Fresh seasonal fruits

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Istanbul: Maiden's Tower, Çamlıca Hill, & Asian Side Tour

2. Istanbul: Maiden's Tower, Çamlıca Hill, & Asian Side Tour

Explore some of Istanbul's most iconic spots on this guided tour. See Maiden's Tower and scenic views from Çamlıca Hill. Explore the Asian/Anatolian Side of Istanbul including Bağdat Avenue. Complete your experience with a shopping tour at the high-ceilinged Emaar Mall. Meet your tour guide at your accommodation, then head to your first stop, Çamlıca Hill. Çamlıca Hill got its name from the pine trees in the area (Çamlıca means “pine” in Turkish). Take a walk while surrounded by the hill’s historic trees and local, colorful flora. Marvel at the panorama views of the Bosporus (Straight of Istanbul) and the rest of the city. Next, visit Maiden's Tower, found on a small island at the southern entrance of the Bosporus. No one knows who built this tower or why, but your tour guide will fill you in on what is known about this site. Afterward, head to Bağdat (Baghdad) Avenue. The one-way avenue with old plane trees is a large, open-air shopping center filled with shopping malls, department stores, fashion stores, elegant shops offering world-famous brands, restaurants of international and local cuisine, pubs, and cafes. Learn about Bağdat Avenue’s special spots with the help of your guide. Your tour guide can also guide you anywhere to have an optional lunch. Later, head to Emaar Mall, one of the newest malls of Istanbul on the Asian Side. It features high ceilings and wide shopping areas with many stores selling high-quality brand names. There is also a cinema complex, art gallery, and large food hall. At the conclusion of the tour, get dropped off back at your accommodation.

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Istanbul: Guided Sightseeing Tour With Lunch

3. Istanbul: Guided Sightseeing Tour With Lunch

Experience the perfect immersion to the wonderful history and culture of Istanbul with this comprehensive sightseeing tour of the busy city. In the morning, get picked up at your hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle, then immediately head off to the Blue Mosque, which is also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and check out the blue tiles of the interior that gave the mosque its current name. Next, spend some time shopping for memorable souvenirs at the Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s largest covered markets, before you rest and recharge with a delicious lunch at an authentic Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon, explore famous sites that were preserved from the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and learn fascinating facts and stories from your English-speaking guide. Stop by the Topkapi Palace, the largest and oldest palace in the world, along with the Tombs of the Sultans in Hagia Sofia. See several small buildings that look like miniature mosques and contain lavishly decorated tombs of five different sultans and their extended families. Next, cross the busy Galata Bridge, which has restaurants and cafes underneath it open all day and night, to get to the Golden Horn, a magnificent inlet bordered by city's domes and mosques. Finally, stop at Leander's Tower, one of the most iconic images of Istanbul, before you get dropped off back at your accommodation.

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Istanbul: Maiden's Tower Yacht Tour

4. Istanbul: Maiden's Tower Yacht Tour

Get a chance to take up-close photos of Maiden's Tower and other iconic spots of Istanbul on this yacht tour along the Bosporus Strait. Sightsee from the water and visit one of the most instagrammable places in Istanbul. Board the yacht at the Karaköy ferry station, then head toward the Maiden's Tower. Get up close to this famous landmark, which is steeped in the most fascinating myths and legends. After circling around the tower and capturing the enchanting scenery in unique photos, start to head back. On your journey back, see more attractions from the water, including the Golden Horn, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Blue Mosque.

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What people are saying about Maiden's Tower

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Very friendly crew, it was fun and informative. I would definitely do the tour again. The only thing that irritates me a little is the name of the tour. We didn't go to the tower, we just drove by.

It was very amusing

Great dance show and nice staff, but the food was a little below average for the turkey.