Istanbul Bosphorus and Dolmabahce Palace Tour
Bosphorus cruise Golden Horn and Two Continents Cruise with Dolmabahce Palace full-day Istanbul city tour with lunch and entrance fee included.Experience Istanbul in two continents of Europe and Asia, the world's only city situated on two continents, on this enjoyable full day Istanbul city tour. Also visit Dolmabahce Palace, the last residence of Ottoman emperors.
Drift by Istanbul's sight crammed European and Asian shores on an Istanbul Bosphorus cruise and absorb panoramic views of sides of the city from Istanbul Bosphorus Bridge.
The History of Pierre Loti Hill
The famous cafe entitled with the name of Pierre Loti, a famous Fench writer, is reached on getting to this ridge on which the A perfect view of Golden Horn can be watched.The real name of Pierre Loti, who lived in Istanbul for long years and was a real Istanbul lover, was Julien Viaud.The historical the cafe is the most ideal place to watch this mentioned view.It is said that in those years Pierre Loti used to come to this cafe often named "Rabia kadın Kahvesi" in those years and write his novel"Aziyade" overlooking Golden Horn. Today this district, still kept as an original Turkish settlement by being restorated, consist of many spaces serving as a tourist facility.Enjoy the beautiful view from the cable car down to the hill.
The first visit in the morning is the glorifying Dolmabahçe palace which was buılt by Sultan Abdülmecid as the modern palace between the years 1843-1856.
You'll see the fanciest sections, the selamlık which was also the diplomatic part of the palace and was visited by many famous kings and Queens like Queen Victoria, the ceremonial Hall which saw many celebrations and one funeral (Atatürk). Your next side is in at the Asian part of the city Çamlıca Hill, which is the highest Hill of İstanbul and you'll enjoy the most beautiful look on to Istanbul.
The drive to çamlıca by crossing the Bosphorus Bridge is a Highlight on its own.
We climb a Bosphorus side hill by bus for a view that commands a magnificent view that embraces the Istanbul Bosphorus and old city.
Cruise On The Golden Horn
The Golden Horn or Halic in Turkish is a horn-shaped fjord on the European side of Istanbul and is fed by two small streams. It is a natural harbor where the Byzantine and Ottoman fleet and commercial ships were anchored. Today, it's surrounded by parks and promenades with ancient sites around it.
Golden horn was an old trading harbor and popular residential area during the Byzantine period. Its entrance was blocked by a huge chain to stop unwanted ships to enter.
During the Ottoman period, it was largely inhabited by Jewish immigrants from Spain. The mixtures of Armenians, Greeks, Gypsies, and Turks living along its shores reflected the city's colorful ethnic mosaic. Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise starts from Golden Horn.
Cruise On The Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
Bosphorus is a natural strait connecting the Black sea to the Sea os Marmara thus being a very strategic waterway. It was a river in the valley during the Tertiary period of the continents, which was drowned by the sea at the end of this period. It!s length is 32 kilometers(20 miles) in the north to south direction. Istanbul Bosphorus strait separates the European part from the Asian part of Istanbul. There are three suspension bridges on the Bosphorus connecting Europe to Asia (or vice versa). Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise is one of the most popular areas for its inhabitants, especially during summer for its climate. Its shores are lined with fine neighborhoods, Ottoman Palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, hotels, parks and gardens, restaurants, cafeterias and so on.
Explore the Rumeli Fortress constructed by Fatih Sultan Mehmet that marks the narrowest point of the Bosphorus. A fantastic place with a panoramic view perfect for taking photographs and boarding to your sightseeing boat.
The Golden Horn (Turkish: Altın Boynuz or Haliç; is a major urban waterway and the primary inlet of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey. As a natural estuary that connects with the Bosphorus Strait at the point where the strait meets the Sea of Marmara, the waters of the Golden Horn help define the northern boundary of the peninsula constituting "Old Istanbul" (ancient Byzantium and Constantinople), the tip of which is the promontory of Sarayburnu, or Seraglio Point. This estuarial inlet geographically separates the historic center of Istanbul from the rest of the city, and forms a horn-shaped, sheltered harbor that in the course of history has protected Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and other maritime trade ships for thousands of years.
Why should you join this tour?
Looking for an exciting and incredible city tour? Want to discover Istanbul from all its sides?
You’re lucky to find us! Forget about boring and hackneyed city tours, we are going to show you passionate, authentic, history-rich real Istanbul!
Feel the soul of Istanbul, Bosphorus and both parts of its heart European and Asian sides of the city. Plunge into the history of the capital of the Ottoman Empire in beautiful Dolmabahce Palace, the residence of Ottoman Sultans and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. We will show you Constantine city walls, Rumeli Fortress, the Bosphorus Bridge, an Asian hill with the view which you will never forget!
- Constantine city walls
- Dolmabahce Palace (entrance fee ıncluded)
- Bosphorus Bridge Asian hill
- Cruise on the Golden horn
- Cruise on the Bosphorus
- Rumeli Fortress (From the sea)
- Hotel pick-up and Drop off
- Air-conditioned lad transportation
- Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism in the tours.
- Entrance tickets to Dolmabahce Palace
- Lunch on the Boat.
- Sample Menu:
- Seasonal Appetizers & Salad
- Main Course like Meatball or Chicken
- Rice and Vegetarian stews.
- Personal expenses
- Drinks are not included
- Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Monday and Thursday It will be replaced by a visit to Chore Museum (Church) on that day.
- When you book the one of Istanbul Daily Tours the confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
- During lunch, a drink is not included.
- 5-8 yrs %30 discount/0-4 yrs Free
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