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Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise, Bus Tour, Golden Horn, Cable Car

1. Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise, Bus Tour, Golden Horn, Cable Car

Explore Istanbul by land, sea, and air on this unique tour. Enjoy sights like the Eyup Sultan Mosque by bus, admire the city from the Bosphorus Strait on a scenic cruise, and take in the views from Pierre Loti Hill with a cable car ride.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from centrally-located hotels in Istanbul. Relax in an airconditioned bus on your way to the departure point for your cruise on the Bosphorus Strait. Hop aboard a comfortable ship and admire the city from the water. Take in unobstructed views of the Golden horn, the Topkapı palace, the Dolma Bahçe palace, the Hagia Sophia Mosque, the Maiden’s Tower, Galata Tower, the Blue mosque, and the Ortakoy mosque. Gaze out at the two bridges that connect Europe and Asia. Get back on the spacious bus and drive to the 19th century Eyup Sultan Mosque where Abu Ayyub al-Ansari (a friend to the Islamic prophet Muhammad) is thought to have been laid to rest. Pass by historical wooden houses, churches, synagogues, mosques and the remains of the Roman Wall. Drive up the Pierre Loti Hill to capture pictures of views of the city and the Golden horn. Enjoy the views on the way down with a thrilling cable car ride. Return to your hotel at the end of your tour.

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, & Bosphorus Cruise

2. Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, & Bosphorus Cruise

Explore Istanbul on this coach tour of the Old City. See sights like the Eyup Sultan Mosque and the Hippodrome. Learn about Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque on a guided tour. Sit down to a tasty lunch and sail on the Bosporus. Soak up the views from Pierre Loti Hill and ride a cable car.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from centrally-located hotels in Istanbul. Sit back and relax in an airconditioned coach with plenty of space on your way to the departure point. Meet your local guide and head to the Old City to visit the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. Learn about this 6th century building that was constructed by the emperor Justinian as a Greek Orthodox Church. Hear about how the the Hagia Sophia has transformed over time and how it was the largest church in the world for a 1,000 years. Continue to the Blue Mosque to admire its 20,000 blue Iznık ceramic tiles and its 6 towering minarets. Find out how it was built for Sultan Ahmet I and how it was the last great mosque of the Classical period. Make your way to the the sporting and social center of ancient Constantinople at the Hippodrome. View the German Fountain of Wilhelm II, the Bronze Serpentine Column, the Obelisk of Theodosius, and the Column of Constantine. Discover the Tombs of Sultans, the final resting place of 5 Sultans and 142 members of the Ottoman dynasty. Visit the fountain of Sultan Ahmet III which is in front of the Imperial Gate of the Topkapı Palace. See the Perayton, an older Byzantine fountain with a Turkish rococo structure. Take as stroll through the Grand Covered Bazaar, the oldest and biggest covered market in the world. Get lost in 65 streets with more than 4000 shops. Have some free time to haggle before sitting down to a delicious lunch. Take in the city sights from the sea on a Bosphorus cruise. Capture pictures of of the Golden Horn, the Topkapı palace, the Dolma Bahçe palace, the Hagia Sophia Mosque, the Maiden’s tower, Galata tower, the Blue mosque, Ortakoy mosque. Gaze out at the bridges connecting Europe and Asia. Board the coach and pass by historical wooden houses, churches, synagogues, mosques, and the remains of the Roman Wall. Visit the Eyup Sultan Mosque and see the Abu Eyup Alansari Tomb (Abu Ayyub al-Ansari was the standard bearer and companion of Muhammad). Ascend the Pierre Loti Hill by bus and snap some photos of sweeping views of the Golden Horn. Marvel at city views as you descend the hill on a cable car ride. Return to your accommodation by coach at the end of your tour.

Golden Horn via Public Ferry Tour – Half Day

3. Golden Horn via Public Ferry Tour – Half Day

Back during the Byzantine and Ottoman eras, the Golden Horn was primarily used as a trading port and a residential area populated by Spanish, Armenians, and Greeks. Today, the Golden Horn (aptly named due to its horn shape) is known as one of the world’s best natural harbors, with stunning views and rich, historical sites. This half-day tour will start in the afternoon in front of Mado Karakoy. From there, you’ll take the ferry to Fener and visit St. George’s Cathedral, a neo-classical church that dates back to the 16th century. Admire the cathedral’s lavish interiors before heading to Balak Antik Cafe. Whip out your phone and camera as you take in the highly Instagrammable and colorful cafe decorations. Feel free to order a coffee or snack before strolling along to see the colorful Balat houses. These 200+ year-old residential houses are famous for their bright hues in a variety of rainbow colors. Up next, visit Ahrida Synagogue, one of the oldest synagogues in Istanbul. Marvel at the fascinating Ottoman Baroque architecture and learn how this synagogue remains a glorious example of the rich history of Turkish Jews in the area. From there, board a ferry and head to Eyup where you’ll take a cable car ride to Pierre Loti Hill. Named after a famous French writer, the Pierre Loti Cafe is known for its breathtaking views of the cape. Take in the stunning views of the golden horn and order a drink or two before heading back and taking the ferry to Karakoy.

From Istanbul: Guided Europe and Asia Tour by Bus and Boat

4. From Istanbul: Guided Europe and Asia Tour by Bus and Boat

- Starting the day with breakfast alongside with Turkish tea, by having the amazing views of The Bosphorus Strait. Enjoying an hour and 30 minutes of two continents on a boat, the journey will continue with the Summer Palace of Ottoman Empire. - The Summer Palace of Ottoman Empire, Beylerbeyi Palace which is the pearl of Asian Side with its statues, architecture and gardens. Seeing the beauties of inner chandeliers, furniture and carpets, our day will continue with one of the highest hill of Istanbul. --- On Mondays, Palace will be replaced with Miniaturk museum, the display window of Turkey - Çamlıca hill and Çamlıca Cami are the pupils of Asian Side. By walking on Çamlıca hill, we will be seeing and clicking the edifices of both continents and than to see another one in Asian side. The Çamlıca Mosque, the largest and latest mosque of Türkiye will let us have the taste of its unique atmosphere. Need to be recharged, we will head for our boat back to have perfect combination of soup, grilled mix kebap, salad and dessert and while having our lunch we will proceed to European side On European side, Pierre loti hill will be waiting for us with Golden Horn inlet and historical peninsula, also the experience of cable car. Than rest after a good and tiring journey.

Private Transfer From or To Istanbul Airport (IST)

5. Private Transfer From or To Istanbul Airport (IST)

Waiting to receive at meeting point to take you to your destination comfortably and safely with our Vip Vehicles which have air conditioning, TV, free wifi and water. You don't have to struggle to find a car after you arrive and you don't have to wait in long lines. Use your time efficiently and enjoy your comfortable transfer by taking advangate of our special service. Let us get you to your destination on time!

Istanbul City Tour with Dolmabahce Palace & Bosphorus Cruise

6. Istanbul City Tour with Dolmabahce Palace & Bosphorus Cruise

Indulge in a comprehensive full-day excursion through the enchanting city of Istanbul, where architectural marvels and historical gems await your discovery. The tour encompasses a delightful Bosphorus cruise, treating you to the mesmerizing views of the city's iconic palaces and bridges. As you embark on this journey, you'll also have the opportunity to explore the bustling Spice Bazaar on foot, immersing yourself in its vibrant and aromatic atmosphere. One of the tour's highlights is the visit to the grand Dolmabahce Palace, a remarkable symbol of opulence and power that once hosted the city's esteemed sultans. The palace's intricate details and lavish interiors provide a glimpse into the rich history of Istanbul and its imperial past. Adding to the allure of the experience, you'll ascend to Piere Lotti Hill or Yeditepe, where you'll be met with breathtaking panoramic views that perfectly capture the essence of this captivating metropolis. Gazing upon the city from this vantage point, you'll witness the seamless blend of Eastern and Western influences that have shaped Istanbul into the unique and diverse cultural hub it is today. Throughout the tour, you'll travel by comfortable coach, allowing you to absorb the city's vibrant energy and dynamic atmosphere. A cruise along the Bosphorus will unveil the city's landmarks, including the impressive Rumeli Fortress and the iconic Bosphorus Bridge, providing you with a comprehensive overview of Istanbul's architectural and geographical splendor. In essence, this full-day exploration offers you a multifaceted journey through Istanbul's past and present, showcasing its architectural wonders, historical significance, and captivating charm.

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

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

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.

Istanbul Cloud Nine Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

8. Istanbul Cloud Nine Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

Prepare for an enchanting journey through Istanbul, where ancient tales meet modern panoramas. If you're longing to explore magnificent mosques, panoramic hilltops, and iconic towers, our Istanbul Cloud Nine Tour is your ticket to a day of unforgettable experiences. Your experience begins in the morning as your private tour guide will meet you in front of your hotel, ready to introduce themselves and start the day's tour. Relax and let us handle the details - from entrance tickets to picking a great lunch spot, we've got it all covered. Your only task is to soak in the mesmerizing sights of Istanbul and fully enjoy the day. Your fantastic English-speaking guide will lead you to Istanbul's most breathtaking destinations: - Suleymaniye Mosque - Pierre Loti Hill - Camlica Hill - Camlica Tower - Galata Tower This tour promises not just stunning photographs but also moments that will stay with you forever. For an authentic, exhilarating, and deeply personal exploration of Istanbul, be sure to book this private Istanbul tour today. We can't wait to be your guides to Istanbul's amazing sights!"

Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Tour with optional Transfer

9. Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Tour with optional Transfer

Customize your own private full day tour of Istanbul for every second of it or select one of the suggested itineraries from a hand of experienced and professional guide not to miss a bit of it. You will allow yourself to choose any major attraction to add in your tour as long as it will fit together in a full day , either with transportation or without , steal time to do the most out of unique Istanbul for a life-time experience . Some of the world famous attractions as below Hagia Sophia, also called Church of the Holy Wisdom , an important Byzantine structure and one of the world’s great monuments. In subsequent centuries it became a mosque, a museum, and a mosque again. The building reflects the religious changes that have played out in the region over the centuries, with the minarets and inscriptions of Islam as well as the lavish mosaics of Christianity. The Sultan Ahmet Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque, was completed in 1617 just prior to the untimely death of its then 27-year-old eponymous patron, Sultan Ahmet I. The mosque dominates Istanbul’s majestic skyline with its elegant composition of ascending domes and six slender soaring minarets. Topkapı Palace and Harem are likely to have more colourful stories than most of the world's museums put together. Libidinous sultans, ambitious courtiers, beautiful concubines and scheming eunuchs lived and worked here between the 15th and 19th centuries when it was the court of the Ottoman empire. A visit to the palace's opulent pavilions, jewel-filled Treasury and sprawling Harem gives a fascinating glimpse into their lives. The Basilica Cistern Museum is one of the most important cultural assets where we can trace the traces of glorious Istanbul history. This grand underground cistern, built by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I (527-565), is nicknamed “Yerebatan Sarayı” (Sunken Palace) among the public due to its numerous marble columns rising from the water . Grand Bazaar was first built by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror and was expanded during the reign of Sultan Süleyman the Great (1520-1566). It extends over 65 streets, covering an area of 30.702 square meters. It contains a mosque, 21 inns, two vaulted bazaars, seven fountains, a well and 3300 shops. It possesses 18 gates. The Spice Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey is one of the largest bazaars in the city. Located in the Eminönü quarter of the Fatih district, it is the most famous covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. Bosphorus Strait is an internationally significant waterway located in Istanbul in northwestern Turkey that connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. It forms part of the continental boundary between Asia and Europe, and divides Turkey by separating Anatolia from Thrace. Suggested combination of attractions ; 1. Hagia Sophia , Topkapi Palace Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Basilica Cistern , Hippodrome 2. Bosphorus Cruise ,Spice Market, Galata Tower ,Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street

Istanbul Two Continents Tour By Bus And Bosphorus Cruise

10. Istanbul Two Continents Tour By Bus And Bosphorus Cruise

Explore Istanbul's gems on a captivating day tour: Begin at Camlica Mosque, then soak in the panoramic view at Camlica Hill. Marvel at Camlica Mosque, the grandest in history, for an hour. Immerse yourself in Beylerbeyi Palace's elegance for an hour. Cross the iconic Bosphorus Bridge, spanning two continents. Discover serenity at Eyüp Mosque and tomb, spending an hour. Experience Pierre Loti hill's art and views for 45 minutes. Cruise the Bosphorus for 2 hours, embracing historic landmarks. Unwind as the tour ends, safely returning you to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Pierre Loti Hill

Excellent services. Guide is friendly and helpful. People around the places we visited are very friendly and cordial. I highly recommend to visit Istanbul and use GetYourGuide services!

Excellent choice from the many similar trips on offer. Sahin, our guide, was amazing. Very friendly and very knowledgeable. A trip that includes all the main riverside sights

Excellent tour of istanbul old city, very informative, ran on time, our guide was pleasant and gave us sufficient history and time to appreciate the sights of istanbul.

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