Private Tour: Bosphorus Cruise And Istanbul's Egyptian Bazaar

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • 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 :
    Ottoman Hotel Imperial, Sultanahmet, Cankurtaran, Caferiye Sk. No:6/1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable 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 - 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.

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

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

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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.

  • 11-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.

  • 12-Jul-2019

    Wir haben die Tour nicht über diesen Veranstalter gebucht, sondern im Rahmen einer Rundreise privat, nachdem sich die Mehrzahl der Gruppe zu diesem Ausflug entschlossen hat. Die Bootsfahrt für uns allein - 12 Personen - war ein unvergessliches Erlebnis. Wundervolle Sicht auf die Architektur und Landschaft Istanbuls. Der Kapitän sehr freundlich, Informationen gab es vom begleitenden Guide. Rundum gelungen. Es stimmt, dass man denselben Ausflug für einen Bruchteil des Preises Geld buchen kann, wenn man ganz normal die Tour auf einem der zahlreichen Boote absolviert, uns aber war es das auf jeden Fall wert. Wir haben 25€ bezahlt inklusive Ägyptischem Markt. Und ja, man kann etliche der Produkte günstiger auf den Straßenmärkten erwerben. Aber angesichts der hygienischen Zustände vielerorts empfehlen wir den Ägyptischen Markt ausdrücklich. Vor allem wegen der professionellen Händler, die einen nicht aggressiv zum Kauf animieren und leicht ungehalten werden, sofern man nichts kauft, sondern freundlich und höflich agieren. Clean und wunderschön, ein überbordendes Fest für alle Sinne ist dieser Markt. Wir haben u.a. Gewürze gekauft, die vakuumverpackt werden. Unser Favorit ist der Gewürzladen Devi, in dem Marco uns sehr herzlich und professionell beraten hat. Vielen Dank dafür! Es ist so voll hier allerdings, dass Mütter ihre Kinder an ihrem Handgelenk festbinden. Und kleiner Tipp am Rande: Alle sind noch netter, wenn man nicht deutsch spricht. Das wird leider an den Erfahrungen liegen, die die Händler mit deutschen Gästen gemacht haben...Spanisch jedenfalls hat alle Herzen geöffnet. Fazit: Fabelhaft.

  • 10-Jul-2019

    Fiz só o cruzeiro pelo bósforo. Peguei a barca pública e adorei ver as mansões dos sultões e as casas maravilhosas na beira do estreito

  • 26-Apr-2018

    Muy bonita experencia de un crucero del paso marítimo entre el mar Negro y el Mediterráneo...Recomiendo a todos...es para disfrutar naturaleza y historia...

  • 16-Aug-2017

    Very knowledgeable kind tour guide

  • 20-Jun-2016

    Highly recommended, so much better than a group tour !

  • 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!

  • 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!

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