Private Tour: Bosphorus Cruise And Istanbul's Egyptian Bazaar

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am or 1pm (depending on option selected)Please note: You must contact your local service provider 24 hours prior to the tour to reconfirm your departure point and time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 1:00pm
  • 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

Begin the tour with a brief visit to the 17th century Spice Bazaar, one of Istanbul's most colorful and bustling attractions. Then take an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the majestic strait that runs through Istanbul, linking Europe and Asia. From your cruise boat, you can view the dramatic sights lining the Bosphorus' wooded shores: mosques, a bridge that for a time was the world's longest and the massive Rumeli Hisari, a fortress built by Fatih the Conqueror in just three months as he prepared to take Istanbul and the 19th century mansions of the Ottoman elite and the Sultan's fanciful gingerbread palaces and hunting lodges.

Highlights

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Know More about this tour

Egyptian Bazaar:
Built in 1660 with the taxes collected from the trade of Egyptian herbs and spices, the exotically domed bazaar is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint and thyme. Browse the stalls and compare the prices!

Rumelihisar Fortress:
Built by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452, the castle was built at the narrowest point of the Bosphorus in order to isolate the city of Istanbul, prior to its invasion in 1453. Following the fall of Istanbul, the north tower was used as a prison.


Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop off

Local guide

Transport by private vehicle

Entry/Admission - Misir Carsisi

Entry/Admission - Rumeli Fortress

Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation 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

During religious holidays July 28, 29 and 30 and October 4, 5, 6 and 7, 2014 the Spice market and Grand Bazaar will be closed.

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 12-Aug-2019

    Voucher gives you the impression that the tour includes admission to sights along the cruise. It does not. All it is a driver to take you to the ferry, a "guide" who sits with you (yet describes nothing) and a walk through the spice market. We certainly could have done this on our own with a taxi from the hotel. I tried to complain to but they denied my request for a refund.

  • 16-Aug-2017

    Very knowledgeable kind tour guide

  • 20-Jun-2016

    Highly recommended, so much better than a group tour !

  • 30-Oct-2015

    Excellent!!! Our 2 days spent with Hakin was perfect!!! He answered all of our questions and was pleasant to be with. He was professional, knowledgeable and delightful. We saw everything that we wanted to see and felt very comfortable at all times. The van and driver was 5 star as well. I highly recommend Viator and will definitely use them again! our tour and guide went beyond our expectations!

  • 20-Sep-2015

    Our tour guide was ilker ulus. He is very personable and is English was very easy to understand. His knowledge of the the sights and local culture is excellent. It provided us with an in depth knowledge of istanbul that we could not have gotten on our own. I would highly recommend ilker as your tour guide while traveling in istanbul.

  • 27-May-2015

    We probably could have booked ferry ride without guide, but it was enjoyable.

  • 10-Mar-2015

    This was an exceptional tour and our guide, Gülay was amazing. She knew every detail, every date, and the full history of every landmark on the cruise. She guided us where to sit on the boat for the best view of everything. The length of the cruise was just right. Honestly, I enjoyed the Egyptian spice bazaar just at much. Our guide knew the booths to take us to that were reputable and had quality products. It was a leisurely afternoon. We stopped for lunch at a small place recommended by Gülay. It was tasty, quick, and very reasonably priced. I'm a woman, so my favorite part was the shopping and Gülay was great with knowing the best spots for what I was looking for and talking to those shop owners who were no English-speaking.

  • 02-May-2014

    This was a great day out and good value for money. Picked up from our local hotel and dropped back after the afternoon cruise and spice market visits.

  • 02-Jan-2013

    This tour was actually great! We took other tours with the same group after the Viator booking and it wasn't as trustworthy or safe as the one we book through Viator. In the future, I would advise people to book through this channel only.

  • 13-Nov-2012

    It was exccellent except that we couldn't visit the Egyptian Bazaar I don't know why maybe our guide was in a hurry

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