Bosphorus Region Tour
Start/End : Hotel or Port
Duration : 6-8 hours
Highlights :Bosphorus Cruise - Spice Market - Dolmabahce Palace - Taksim Square - Istiklal Street - Cicek Passage - Galata Tower (from outside)
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The only city in the world to span two continents, Istanbul is a fascinating metropolis that has long entranced travelers as a bridge between Europe and Asia, Occident and Orient. Serving as a capital for the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires, Istanbul boasts thousands of cultural sites dating from the sixth millennium BCE to the present day. Istanbul endures as the cosmopolitan heart of the Republic of Turkey, its financial center, cultural hub, and most populous city.
You will meet with your guide at hotel's lobby or cruise port. Then you will start your Istanbul Bosphorus Region Tour;
The Spice Market, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar, is a historic market located on the Golden Horn, a natural harbor at Europe side of Istanbul. The Spice Market is a covered market with over 80 stalls selling a wide variety of goods, including spices, dried fruits, nuts, and other food items. It is also known for its colorful and fragrant atmosphere and is a great place to experience the flavors and scents of the Middle East.
The Bosphorus Cruise is a great way to see both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. The cruise is operated with a public ferry and takes you along the coastline, where you can see a variety of landmarks and attractions, including the Galata Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Rumeli and Anatolia Fortresses, Ottoman pavilions, bridges, and many mosques. If you prefer a more private experience, you can also opt for a Bosphorus Cruise on a private yacht.
The Dolmabahce Palace was built in the mid-19th century as the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans. The palace is known for its elaborate and ornate design, which features a blend of Turkish, European styles. It is known for its opulent interiors, which are adorned with marble, gold, and crystal. The father of Turks, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk died in Dolmabahce Palace on 10th November 1938.
The Taksim Square is a major public square and a hub of activity in the city. İstiklal Street runs from Taksim Square to the historic district of Beyoğlu. It is one of the busiest and most vibrant streets in Istanbul and is a popular destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. The street is known for its historic architecture, including 19th-century mansions and embassies. Cicek Passage is a great place to experience the culture and energy of Istanbul.
End of the tour, your private guide can drop you off back to hotel or port.
Note: We can suggest you to book private vehicle for this day. Transportation may required between sites. Please request more details about transportation options.
Professional Tour Guide
Lunch, Drinks, Personal expenses
Transportation (unless option booked)
Tips to guide & driver (recommended)