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Bosphorus & Two Continents tour (full day)

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Duration : 8-hours
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This full day tour starts with a Bosporus cruise, then follows with the spice market. After a delicious lunch we continue to the Dolmabahce Palace; the last residence of the Ottoman Sultans, with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Then we move to the Bosphorus Bridge, with a unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes. Camlica Hill, exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul and the Bosphorus. Later you can choose to explore more of the city or return back to the hotel.


Boat Cruise on the Bosphorus
The Bosphorus - the waterway between two continents - is beautiful at anytime, day or night in any season. On the way to the Black Sea, you can see the finest and richest examples of Ottoman houses and palaces on the Bosphorus shores.

Rumeli Fortress
In 1452, Mehmet II prepared to besiege Constantinople by constructing a fortress at Rumeli Hisari. It took less than four months to build, thanks to 3000 labourers and master masons assigned to the task. Its crenulated walls and round towers are popular with photographers and what you see from the top of the walls is one of the nicest view of the Bosphorus.

Dolmabahce Palace
This area was originally the bay where the navy anchored in the early periods when the Ottomans conquered Istanbul. Between 1611-1614, this bay had been filled in and a timber building with a large garden called "the Besiktas Palace" had been built with the order of Sultan Ahmet I. The land of the Besiktas Palace, which had become completely useless due to a fire, was chosen as the site of the new palace by Sultan Abdulmecit I, as it was by the sea side and close to the city centre.

Bosphorus Bridge
Offers a unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) within a few minutes. The Ataturk Bridge carries 200,000 vehicles and 600,000 people a day. It is the 4th longest suspension bridge in the Europe and 7th longest in the world.

Pierre Loti Hill
Pierre Loti Hill has a wonderful panorama including the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus, Historical Peninsula and islands. Hop on the cable car at Pierre Loti Hill where you will witness magnificent views of the city.


Spice Bazaar
This covered market is the attractive L-shaped building to the south-west of the Yeni Cami. Its English name survives from the time when the market specialised in the sale of spices and herbs, as well as medicinal plants and drugs.


  • Hotel transfers
  • Guided tour
  • Lunch
  • Entrance tickets
  • Ferry Ticket
  • VAT


  • Drinks
  • Tips

Additional info

  • Dolmabahce palace is closed on Monday and Thursdays. Will be replaced with Chora museum. 
  • Visit to the Spice Bazaar depends on time available


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