Bosphorus cruise with Asian city part tour
- Visit Dolmabahce Palace, the last administration center of the Ottoman Empire
- Camlica Hill; best photoshoot point for a magnificent view of Istanbul
- Enjoy cruising on Bosphorus and see Ottoman mansions
- Experience shopping with locals in Spice Bazaar
- Tasty typical Turkish food in a local restaurant
All about the trip
According to your group tour pick uptime, meet with your guide at the lobby of your hotel, and start your full-day tour by visiting Dolmabahce Palace: which in the 19th century was the principal residence and the administrative center of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. With its splendor baroque exterior and mixture of traditional and European interior decorations, it is a reminder of the formidable Ottoman Empire. Then we drive across the Bosphorus Bridge which is the first intercontinental one of the world to connect EUROPE to ASIA. We head for the summit of Camlica Hill or Yeditepe on the Asian side to enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the city of Istanbul.
After lunch in the local restaurant proceed to Bosphorus Cruise: A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating 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, Rustem pasa Mosque, Rumeli Fortress and further along the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. Last visiting place is Spice Bazaar(Egyptian Bazaar): The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.
After the tour, we will drive you back to your hotel.
What is included in the price
- Admission fees to attractions
- Lunch in a local restaurant
- Pickup from and drop off to in-city hotels (only Sultan Ahmet and taksim Hotels, Cruise port)
- Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
- Parking fees
What is not included in the price
- Tips to the guide and driver (Optional)
- Beverage with meals
Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact departure time.
Dolmabahce palace closed on Monday-Thursdays
This activity is organised by Tour Altinkum Travel (Kusadasi Tour), Ikicesmelik Mah. Suleyman Demirel Blv. Melis Apt. B-Blok D:5 5, Kusadasi, 09400, Turkey, +90 256 633 62 78, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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