Bosphorus Full-Day Sightseeing Tour: Golden Horn And Bosphorus Cruise, Spice Bazaar, Camlica Hill And Dolmabahce Palace - Istanbul

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:30am Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located Istanbul hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point

Overview

Sail along the beautiful Golden horn and Bosphorus and visit three other top Istanbul attractions on this variety-packed full-day sightseeing tour! Enjoy stunning views over the mosques, bridges, palaces and fortresses of Istanbul on your 2.5-hour cruise, and take a guided visit of the lavish Dolmabahe Palace. Immerse yourself in the colors and aromas of the Spice Bazaar; admire Rstem Pasha Mosque and enjoy stirring panoramas over the city from Camlica hill. A tasty 3-course lunch by the lapping waters of the Bosphorus completes the whole, unforgettable experience.

Highlights

  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fee to Dolmabahe Palace
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • 3-course lunch

Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Know More about this tour

Start your experience with a pickup from your centrally located Istanbul hotel. Settle on your comfortable coach and listen to intriguing tales about Istanbul on your way to the Spice Bazaar.

Here, roam around the stalls piled with colorful spices, fruits and nuts, and soak up the aromas. Discover more about the bazaar from your guide and perhaps sample some of the treats on offer.Then, walk to nearby Rstem Pasha Mosque, to marvel at this diminutive building, whose walls are laden in exquisite blue Iznik tiles.

Next, board your sightseeing boat and sail the Golden Horn, the inlet dividing European Istanbul in two, to see landmarks such as the Aynalkavak Palace and Galata Tower. Take photos as your boat then cruises along the Bosphorus Strait past some of Istanbuls greatest sights. Marvel at the Bosphorus Bridge, Dolmabahe Palace and Rumeli Fortress, and admire the elaborate mansions and mosques on the Asian shores.

Around midday, leave your boat on the Asian side and savor an included 3-course lunch at a Bosphorus-side restaurant, accompanied by drinks (own expense). See the itinerary for a sample menu.

Continue by coach to Camlica Hill, Istanbuls highest point, for spectacular views over the city. Next, cross the Bosphorus Bridge for a guided visit around the Dolmabahe Palace, the former home of the Ottoman sultans. Ogle its sumptuous chambers and Crystal Staircase and Medhal Hall all ostentatious displays of the sultans' imperial wealth.

Afterward, return to your coach and finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.

Itinerary:

Sample Menu:
First course:
  • Lentil, tomato or chicken soup

Main course:
  • Grilled meatballs with fresh green salad or bean salad

Dessert (choice of one):
  • Rice pudding
  • Baklava (filo pastry parcel stuffed with nuts and soaked in honey)
  • Figs with cream
  • Semolina halva (sesame seeds with honey or sugar) with ice cream
  • Revani (semolina cake soaked in light syrup)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.