Istanbul City Tour with Bosphorus Sightseeing Tour
from / Per Person € 69
About this activity
Tour Duration included bus journey: 8 Hour
- Booking confirmation: Speedy confirmation
- Printed or mobile voucher accepted: Printed voucher is not obligatory
- Easy Online Booking: Fast, Easy and SSL Secure Booking
- Vegetarian and Vegan meal: Available
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- Wheelchair accessible: Available
Tour Guiding: English , Turkish
Tour Days: Everyday
Period: 02/01/2019 - 30/12/2020
Tour ID: 113
Departure Location: Istanbul
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- Spice bazaar
- The Golden Horn
- The historical port of old Istanbul
- Dolmabahce Royal residence and Royal garden
- Bosphorus cruise
- Çırağan palace
- Ortaköy mosque
- Rumeli Fortress
- Historical Military High School
- Beylerbeyi Palace
- Bosphorus Bridge
- Pierre Loti Hill
In this wonderful full-day tour, we will make a nice trip to Istanbul's most important and favorite spots by bus, boat and cable car.
This wonderful full-day tour will begin with the pick-up from your hotels and our bus will take you along the Golden Horn to experience this interesting area of Istanbul. You will be very interested in the landscapes of the Golden Horn and its surrounding, which have an important role in the history of Istanbul.
Afterwards, we will take the cable car to the hill bearing the name of the famous French writer Pierre Loti and take a great panorama break here. Pierre Loti fell in love with an Ottoman woman named Aziyade and lived in Istanbul.
While sipping your coffee on the Pierre Loti hill with magnificent views of the Golden Horn, you will admire the magnificent Istanbul.
After our visit to Pierre Loti hill we will go to the Egyptian bazaar. We will have free time to walk through the shops in the Egyptian bazaar, full of wonderful spice scents. The Egyptian bazaar was built in the 17th century and has 6 entrances. There are 86 shops in the bazaar.
By ending our visit to the Egyptian bazaar, we will visit Bezmi Alem Valide Sultan Mosque which is an excellent ottoman mosque inspired by the French imperial style for its interior decoration.
From here we will move to the Royal palace of the Ottoman Empire Dolmabahçe. Dolmabahçe Palace was built by Sultan Abdülmecid in western style. The construction began in 1842 and was completed in 1856. The construction of the palace was undertaken by Armenian architects Garabet and Nikogos Balyan, father and son, and the interior decoration was made by Ch Séchan, the decorator of the Paris opera house. Dolmabahçe Palace, which is a constitutional structure with all its places, was used in the thirty-five of the sixty-eight years from the construction of the Caliph Abdülmecid to the date of departure (1924) and the six sultans and the last caliph lived here. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey has closed his eyes to life here.
The clock tower, located next to the Sultanate Gate at the entrance of Dolmabahçe Palace, was built by Sultan Abdulhamid II between 1890 and 1895. The clock tower, built by Sarkis Balyan, one of the architects of Dolmabahçe Palace, shows various artistic style differences. The tower is 27 meters high with Neobarok, Empir and Rococo breezes. It has 4 floors. On both sides of the clock tower is the monogram of Sultan Abdulhamid II. The floor of the stairwells is decorated with colored stones and geometric shapes.
After our visit to Dolmabahçe Palace, we will have time to walk in the Ottoman Royal Garden with the view of the Bosphorus. Then we're going to have lunch here.
After lunch we will do a very enjoyable and wonderful boat trip down the Bosphorus. The boat tour offers spectacular views of the Bosphorus. We will see very valuable old ottoman artifacts along the Bosphorus by boat: Çırağan Palace, Rumeli Fortress, Historical Military High School, Beylerbeyi Palace and Ortaköy Mosque. In the meantime, we're going to pass under the first suspension bridge.
After the Bosphorus boat tour, our tour will end and we will return to the hotels. If you wish, you can get off the bus anywhere in the city and continue your day on your own.
- Pick up from hotels - Drop off at hotels
- Sightseeing along the Golden Horn and City walls
- Visit of Dolmabahçe palace and Royal Garden of Dolmabahce Palace
- Visit of Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque
- The Ottoman Clock Tower
- Bosphorus by Boat
- Rumeli Fortress (from the boat)
- Çırağan palace (from the boat)
- Historical military high school (from the boat)
- Beylerbeyi palace (from the boat)
- Ortakoy Mosque (from the boat)
- Pierre Loti Hill, Cable Car
- Return to the Hotels
- Hotel pick up & drop off by air-conditioned tour coaches
- Entrance fees
- Professional licensed tour guide
- Service charges
- Bosphorus cruise tour
- Food and Drinks during Bosphorus cruise
- Personal expenses
When you get there
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Good to Know
Full day tour
Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque
The old clock tower
Bosphorus by boat (Rumeli fortress, Ciragan Palace,Ortakoy Mosque, Military High School, Bosphorus bridge, Beylerbeyi Palace)
Pierre Loti Hill
Golden Horn (by bus)
City Walls (by bus)
Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Monday and Thursday / will be replaced with Chora Museum.
Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque is closed on Thursday / will be replaced with Eyup Sultan Mosque.