Discover the wonderful architecture of Istanbul from land and water and be Asia and Europe in only one day.
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Discover Istanbul's famous Golden Horn, the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of Istanbul where the first colonies settled during the the time of the Byzantines. It was the residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and also other non-muslim minorities.
Drive along the traces of history at Balat where you can view the Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, the Jewish Hospital, also called Or-Ahayim and the Orthodox Patriarchate.
Furthermore you can see on the tour the 22 kms long Byzantine City Walls, the strongest fortification of the middle age.
Discover also the popular Spice Bazaar which will enchant you with the mystical smells of different aromas.
After the city tour, you will go on with the fascinating Bosphorus Cruise which seperates the two continents, Europe and Asia. Take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture and also of modern residentials and luxurious apartments.
Another important sight which you will see from the boat is the Rumeli Fortress, an historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus.
Then we will have a break at a Turkish restaurant.
After having a meal, we will visit the beautiful Dolmabahçe Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans which served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. The palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls.
Finally your personal guide will take you to the Bosphorus Bridge. There you have the unique chance to step from one continent to another, from Europe to Asia.
On the Asian side, you can climb on the Çamlica Hill or the Yeditepe and enjoy a panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus from one of the highest and most appealing place of the city.
Bosphorus Tours are practiced with regular boat if minimum number of attendants is not provided for the private boat.
This tour is available in Arabian language. Please direct your request at the customer service of rent-a-guide.
The booking has to be reconfirmed by the tour operator. We will contact you as soon as the booking is bindingly.
We pick up our guests from most of central Istanbul hotels. Guests need to call us minimum 24 hours in advance in order to confirm their reservations and check free pick up availability and pick up time. Pick up takes 45 minutes to 1 hour on the shuttle bus.
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