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Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace

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Fatih, Turkey
Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace

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Overview

Cruise the stunning Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and experience three of the best Istanbul sights on this adventure-filled full-day sightseeing tour. This tour takes you on a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait to savor spectacular sights of bridges, palaces, mosques and fortresses. Stop at Dolmabahçe Palace for a guided tour and explore the alluring scents and colors of the Spice Bazaar. Visit Rüstem Pasha Mosque on top of Camlica Hill and capture wide views of the skyline. Plus, enjoy a delicious 3-course meal along the beautiful shoreline.
  • Full-day sightseeing experience featuring a Golden Horn and Bosphorus cruise and three other top attractions
  • Enjoy magnificent views on a relaxing cruise along the Golden Horn and Bosphorus Strait
  • Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of the Spice Bazaar
  • Explore the ostentatious Dolmabahçe Palace on a guided tour
  • Admire Rüstem Pasha Mosque and take in sweeping city views from Camlica Hill
  • Relax over a 3-course lunch at a traditional Bosphorus-side restaurant

Additional Details

Pickup included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
English speaking licenced & professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Lunch
Bosphorus Cruise
Dolmabahce Palace entrance fee
Roundtrip boat transfer between European& Asian Side
Personal expenses
Beverages in lunch
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Mısır Çarşısı , Rüstem Paşa, Erzak Ambarı Sok. No:92, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

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9:00 AM

Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

Dolmabahçe Palace , Vişnezade, Dolmabahçe Cd., 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off from centrally located Istanbul hotels.
After meeting your guide for a pickup from your central hotel in Istanbul, climb aboard your luxury coach and head to the Spice Bazaar. Along the way, hear alluring stories of Istanbul.

Arrive and wander this myriad of shops and stalls seeing a variety of fruits, nuts, vibrant spices, and enjoying captivating aromas. Try some treats and snacks and then walk with your expert guide to the small Rüstem Pasha Mosque to admire its walls covered in beautiful blue Iznik tiles.

From here, head to your boat for a sightseeing cruise at the inlet to the Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn, which splits European Istanbul apart. Get your camera ready to snap selfies as your boat traverses past Istanbul’s top attractions. See the vast Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, and Dolmabahçe. Then, gaze over towards the Asian coastline and relish views of mosques and elegant mansions.

In the afternoon, hop off your boat in Asia on the Bosphorus coastline for a delicious 3-course lunch at a scenic restaurant. Drinks are also available (own expense). See the sample menu for details.

Next, climb by coach to Istanbul’s peak, Camlica Hill, and savor a stunning panoramic vantage point that captures the elegance of Istanbul. Continue back across the Bosphorus Bridge for a guided tour of Dolmabahçe Palace. Learn about the Ottoman sultans that once lived here. Then, glimpse into a world of opulence and luxury as you saunter by chambers, the Crystal Staircase and revel at the gaudy array of the sultan’s wealth in Medhal Hall. 

Leave the palace and head back to your hotel by coach where your tour ends.

Note: Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Mondays and is replaced with a visit to St. Chora Church museum.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Dolmabahce Palace
Dolmabahçe Palace is a 19th century palace that was constracted by sultan Abdulmecit. The architect is Balyan and it was styled in Baroc and Rokoko. Wonderfull paintings, handmade carpets, furniture. Your guide explains the history, legends, architecture..
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Rumeli Fortress
We see Rumeli Fortress from outside while we are on the boat.
Pass By:  
Halic
We drive on the southern shores of Golden Horn that makes this tour unique. Churches, mosques, Byzantine city walls, mousoleums to see enroute.
Stop At:  
Bosphorus Strait
Bosphorus Strait is the hoghlight of Istanbul. We spent 90 minutes on the boat but we see the Bosphorus most of the time during the tour
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
This Bazaar is a historical place to visit that is still use for purchasing spices, turkish coffee, herbs etc.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Semsi Pasa Mosque C