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Istanbul Full-Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Palaces and More

Activity provider: Booking Guide Turkey

Istanbul Full-Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Palaces and More

Activity provider: Booking Guide Turkey

From US$ 106.20 per person

This full-day Istanbul city tour includes a Bosphorus cruise and visits to the Dolmabahce Palace, Spice Bazaar, City Walls and a cable car ride to Pierre Loti. Enjoy a mixture of fun, history, culture and shopping on this full day tour.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Visit the romantic spice market
  • The ancient city walls are one of Istanbul’s most impressive sights
  • View the splendor of Dolmabahce Palace
  • Take the cable car to Pierre Loti, where you will have an amazing view
  • Pass through the town center and the divide between Asia and Europe
Full description
After having your breakfast at hotel, meet your guide at your hotel's reception area and start this unforgettable tour. Your first stop will be an Egyptian-style spice bazaar. The spice bazaar is a particularly popular stop on most tours of Istanbul. The spice market doesn't stop at herbs and spices. A wide variety of goods fill these stalls, and you're likely to pick up a wonderful souvenir. Following your visit to the spice market, discover the nature of Bosphorus. Sweeping from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, the waters of Bosphorus are one of Istanbul's most awe-inspiring sights. Bospherus passes through the town center, dividing Asia from Europe as it goes. The amazing views continue. Soon after beginning your tour, you will have views of the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and the Sultanahmet Mosque. As you approach the Bosphorus Bridge, you will look out over Ortakoy, one of Istanbul’s liveliest nightlife hotspots. Immediately beneath the bridge, discover Beylerbeyi Palace. Traveling by cable car to the Pierre Loti Hotel, you will acheive an amazing view of the gloomy plain of Eyoub. Beyond a forest, the marble whiteness of its sacred mosque rises in the distance. The city walls are one of Istanbul’s most impressive sights. They still stand at a considerable height despite the battering they have received over the centuries. Finally, discover the baroque beauty of the Bosphorus at Dolmabahce Palace. The palace reveals the interest of Ottoman sultans in the West and features extensive gardens. Thank you very much for choosing Booking Tours Turkey.
  • Transfer from your hotel in Istanbul
  • Licensed guided full-day tour
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Cruise on the Bosphorus
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Return transfer to your hotel
  • Personal Expenses

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Dolmabahce Palace and Beylerbeyi Palace are closed on Monday and Thursday
  • Hagia Sophia is closed on Monday
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

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Badly organized, waste of time. We had a departure from the hotel at 8:15 and then the first visit at 11:00 because, they combined the tour with another one. For the return we had to take a taxi

September 28, 2019

Exceptional tour with a nice and knowledgeable guide, Mr Saban Sezer

February 21, 2020

Product ID: 17359