Istanbul Two Continents Half-Day Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    1:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:00pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

From the opulent palaces of Istanbul's European shore to magnificent views from the city's Asian side, this leisurely four-hour afternoon tour shows you the best of magical Istanbul.

Highlights

From the opulent palaces of Istanbul's European shore to magnificent views from the city's Asian side, this leisurely four-hour afternoon tour shows you the best of magical Istanbul.

Know More about this tour

Your tour of Istanbul starts with a visit to Beylerbeyi palace.
Beylerbeyi palace was constructed in 186165 by Sarkis Balyan, a famous Armenian architect. Beylerbeyi is the largest and most elegant Ottoman palace, located right by the Bosphorus Bridge and the waterfront.

After touring the palace, you will then cross the Bosphorus bridge for a unique chance to travel from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in only two minutes!

Once on the Asian side, you'll enjoy magnificent views of Istanbul from Camlica hill, the highest point in the city. The picture-postcard panorama of Istanbul is spread before you from a viewpoint of beautiful gardens landscaped in the traditional Ottoman style.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop off

Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Entry/Admission - Beylerbeyi Palace

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Confirmation for this product will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited

Not recommended for children aged 4 and under

Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult

Traveler Reviews

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  • 24-Nov-2016

    Tour guide was minimal. Not comfortable with hilm

  • 28-Jun-2016

    This tour was excellent

  • 03-Apr-2015

    Overall not a bad tour, but not the most interesting topics. Might not do again.

  • 26-Oct-2014

    It was a great bus tour but the resistance to let me use my mobility aids limited the trip because the driver wouldn't let me use my wheelchair. He was very upset that I wasn't 100% physically fit and able to run a marathon. I could not find anyone who spoke English to explain why the risk of the palace in plastic shoe covers is extremely dangerous for falls and wondered if they had safer options. I saw the English guide for about 30seconds and was told to sit in the corner at the Palace because he had to get going. No one else spoke English. He didn't apologize, ask if he could help out at all, nothing. He told me I couldn't go on his tour, but needed to take the spice market tour instead, which wasn't my interest. I suspect it was just his attitude. I opted for the French and German speaking bus rather than fight with the English guide or take a tour I didn't need.

  • 16-Oct-2014

    Good short half day tour. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel. We started by going to Asia. Had some time to take pictures and walk around. We then went to the palace, which was great. The tour guide could have been a little bit more personalable. He seemed somewhat robotic, but nice.

  • 28-Sep-2014

    Nice to see a different part of the city and good overall views. Would be best done on a clear day. Excellent guide

  • 27-Jul-2014

    While the tour was short, it was a great opportunity to visit the Asian side of Istanbul. The temperature was a bit cooler than the European side and it has beautiful palaces and vista outlooks. We also had an opportunity to taste delicious Turkish ice cream made with goat milk and Orchid powder1

  • 13-May-2014

    Unfortunately it rained heavily on the day of the tour and we saw very little, but enjoyed the Sumer palace

  • 29-Mar-2014

    It was nice taking a trip over the Bosphorous, but this could have been so much better.
    Aziz was a great tour guide, explaining the history and taking you around.
    This trip was really only 2 hours not a half a day, add in another hour of picking up and dropping people off.
    You start off with some free time up at the highest point on the Asian side, really nice views. Then you drive around, I forget what places we stopped at except the last stop which was the Sultans summer palace. Really nice palace. This trip could be so much better however. Suggestions: Spend more time in other Asian parts and also make a stop at the Dolambache palace - that would have been really nice.

  • 16-Mar-2014

    Guide excellent. Wonderful trip

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