Bosphorus – Group Tour

14 Hours
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  • 2
  • 1
  • 4
  • 5

Description

Sail between two continents and visit the extravagant Küçüksu Palace or Rumeli Fortress on this Bosphorus sightseeing cruise in Istanbul. Learn about the sights and Istanbul’s history from the onboard guide, and admire splendid views of top Istanbul attractions as you sail the strait that divides Europe from Asia. Gaze out over the domes, towers and minarets of the historic peninsula, cruise under the vast Bosphorus Bridge, float by Dolmabahçe Palace, and go ashore for a tour of either the picturebook Rumeli (Mondays and Thursdays only) or Ottoman Küçüksu.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION THe Hotel .
DEPARTURE TIME 8:00 AM .
INCLUDED
Hotel pick-up and drop-off services from centrally located hotels.
Transport by air-conditioned coach.
Fully guided tour with the services of an experienced and licensed English-speaking guide.
Lunch.
Entrance fee
NOT INCLUDED
Gratuities (optional).
Drinks.
Complementaries
Halkoum sweet.

 

What to Expect :

  • Bosphorus Strait cruise in Istanbul with an onboard guide.
  • Learn about the famous stretch of water that splits Istanbul onto two continents.
  • Help yourself to snacks while gazing out at Istanbul’s sights along the Bosphorus Strait.
  • Look out for exciting Istanbul attractions such as Galata Tower and Dolmabahçe Palace.
  • Hear of the history of Bosphorus Bridge from the guide’s entertaining commentary.
  • Hop out of the boat to enjoy a tour of Küçüksu Palace or Rumeli Fortress (day dependent).

Itinerary

1

1st Stop

• You’ll get picked up from the hotel.

2

2nd Stop

• After pickup from your central Istanbul hotel, travel to Kasımpaşa port for your cruise on the Bosphorus Strait. This famous stretch of water divides Istanbul in two and separates the continents of Europe and Asia.

3

3rd stop

• Find a comfortable spot on deck and absorb the panoramas of Istanbul’s European side and historic peninsula from the water. Then, catch views of the medieval Galata Tower rising from the Galata district as you sail into the Bosphorus Strait.

4

4th stop

• Pass the extravagant Dolmabahçe Palace, one of the last architectural hurrahs of the Ottoman Empire; and take in the 15th-century Rumeli Fortress, with its round turrets and crenelated walls.

5

5th stop

• Head inside to see the lavish rooms and furnishings as your guide tells tales of the sultan who resided here. The Küçüksu Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays, so on these days, your visit will be substituted with a tour of the Rumeli Fortress.

6

6th stop

• You’ll return to the hotel.

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