Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
Tour - Full Day Tour
City Sightseeing Istanbul
- Explore Bosphorus & Two Continents
You will be
picked up from your hotel 08:30 am and you will discover the
Istanbul sights like Europe, Bosphorus & Asia in a day. At the end
of the tour transfer back to your hotel around 16:30 - 17:00
A little history of the sights
City Walls & 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 Byzantine. 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, 21 kms. long City Walls, the
strongest fortification of the middle age.
Spice Bazaar It is located at
Eminonu behind the New Mosque(Valide Sultan Mosque).It was
constructed by Turhan Sultan in 1660 as a pious foundation attached
to New Mosque.
Bosphorus Cruise by Boat 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 is marble facade
faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every
Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol
of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side
by side for centuries.
Rumeli Fortress (from the sea/no
interior visit) Historical armament built by the Conqueror to
control and protect Bosphorus. A unique example of military
The Bosphorus Bridge Also called
the First Bosphorus Bridge (Turkish: Boğaziçi Köprüsü or 1. Boğaziçi
Köprüsü) is a bridge in Istanbul, Turkey spanning the Bosphorus
strait (Turkish: Boğaziçi)The bridge is located between Ortaköy (European
side) and Beylerbeyi (Asian side). It is a gravity anchored
suspension bridge with steel pylons and inclined hangers. The
aerodynamic deck is hanging on zigzag steel cables. It is 1,510 m
long with a deck width of 39 m. The distance between the towers (main
span) is 1,074 m (World rank: 13th) and their height over road level
is 105 m. The clearance of the bridge from sea level is 64 m. It was
the 4th longest suspension bridge in the world when completed in
1973, and the longest outside the United States of America.
Beylerbeyi Palace Museum It was
built by Sarkis Balyan Usta by order of Sultan Abdulaziz in 1865. It
is on the Asian coast of Bosphorus, which was constructed, in the
same style as the Dolmabahce Palace.
Camlica Hill It is the highest
point in Istanbul.At the top of it you can rest and admire the
magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphourus from the
beautiful gardens, Iandscaped in traditional style.If you climb
great Pine Mountain 268m. above sea-level,you will have the
opportunity to look over the Golden Horn Sea of Marmara.
What is including?
What is excluding?
Beylerbeyi Palace on Monday and Thursday / Replaced with Chora
Spice Bazaar on Sunday
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