|Duration :||Best Bosphorus Boat Cruise Tour - Afternoon Trip|
|Visiting Sights :||Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise and Spice Bazaar|
|Tour Price :||From 30 Euro|
Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Sightseeing Tour
You will be picked up from the hotel at 13:30 pm. You will meet with your tour guide and drive to Bosphorus and embark on the boat. Sail up to Bosphorus by boat between Europe & Asia continents and your local guide will explain to you all the history of palaces, mosques, wooden villas, and mansions until the second Bosphorus bridge then sail back to the departure point and disembark from the boat. We continue to visit the famous Spice Bazaar. You will have a chance to test fresh spices and Turkish Delights and also shop in the Spice Bazaar. Transfer to your hotels or hostel around 17:00 pm. Bosphorus boat cruise tour is available every day all year round.
Bosphorus Boat Cruise Tour – Afternoon Istanbul Bosphorus Tour
Half-day afternoon Bosphorus Cruise tour program starts from the central hotel at 13:30. Please, note that hotel pick-up times may change according to your hotel towns in Istanbul. You will have a guided afternoon Bosphorus Cruise tour until 17:00 pm. At the end of the tour, return back to your hotel.
Information for the Sites in Bosphorus Cruise Tour:
City Walls: The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.
Drive by Bus to Golden Horn: As a natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of İstanbul. The inlet separates the Europen shore into two. t is approximately 8km long, and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus. Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end.
Bosphorus Boat Sightseeing Cruise: An amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE and ASIA, along with the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions up to the Rumeli Fortress.
The Rumeli Fortress (From The Sea): Istanbul had been besieged many times before Mehmet the Conqueror took the city in 1453, ) :but it managed to defend itself with the help of the Roman city walls.
The Leander’s Tower (From The Sea): This is a small and attractive tower built on an islet at the entrance to the Bosphorus. It is one of the symbols of İstanbul. Used in the past as a watchtower and a lighthouse, it has been preserved in its 19th Century appearance.
Beylerbeyi Palace (From The Sea): Built on orders of the Ottoman Sultan Abdulaziz (1861-1876), Beylerbeyi is a delightful, if ornate, imperial residence with a fountain in the main salon, the usual sumptuous chambers, Bohemian crystal chandeliers, Sèvres and Chinese vases, and pleasant gardens.
Dolmabahce Palace (From The Sea): Dolmabahçe Palace was ordered by the Empire’s 31st Sultan, Abdulmecid I, and built between the years 1843 and 1856. Previously, the Sultan and his family had lived at the Topkapı Palace, but as the medieval Topkapı was lacking in contemporary style, luxury, and comfort, as compared to the palaces of the European monarchs, Abdulmecid decided to build a new modern palace near the site of the former Besiktas Palace, which was demolished.
Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise
All entrance fees to the archaeological sites in the tour program
Parking and Road tolls
Lunch & Drinks
Optional Istanbul Tours