|Full Day Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Cruise Tour
|Visiting Sights :
|Golden Horn, Dolmabahce Palace Museum, Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise, Spice Bazaar
|Tour Price :
|From 80 Euro
Dolmabahce Palace & Bosphorus Cruise Tour
Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Cruise Tour is a highly recommended tour in Istanbul. It gives you the chance to see the great modern Dolmabahce palace and the natural beauty of Istanbul. Also, You will enjoy the amazing Bosphorus Cruise by boat and the best view of the city. You will be picked up from your hotel at 08:30 am for the guided day tour. At the end of the tour, transfer you back to your hotel around 17:00 pm.
Full-Day Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Cruise
Our staff will come and pick you up from your hotel then drive to the meeting point to meet with other tour participants and the tour guide. First, we will drive along the seaside road, pass through the Golden Horn Bridge of Istanbul (Galata Bridge) and you will have a panoramic view of the Golden Horn and Bosphorus. When we pass the Golden Horn Bridge we drive along the Bosphorus and stop at Dolmabahce Palace which was one of the best modern palaces of the Ottoman, visit the interior of the Dolmabahce Palace then drive to Yıldız Royal Garden where will see the beautiful color of nature. After spending some time in Yıldız Royal Garden we drive to the restaurant. We will have lunch at a local restaurant to continue to visit the famous Spice Bazaar then continue to the Bosphorus Cruise tour up to the second bridge of the Bosphorus. Embark on the boat and we will sail between Asia and Europe. While we are sailing, we will see the Ottoman Villas and mansions, Rumeli Fortress. At the end of the tour drive back to the hotel and you will be dropped off at your hotel around 17:30.
Brief Info about the sites:
Dolmabahce Palace Museum: The Dolmabahce Palace, a blend of various European architectural styles, was built between 1843-1856 by Karabet Balyan, the court architect of Sultan Abdulmecid. The tree-storied palace built on a symmetrical plan has 285 rooms and 43 halls. The Palace has survived intact with its original decorations, furniture, silk carpets, and curtains. It surpasses all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence.
Golden Horn (from the bus): The arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbor of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantine. The residential area was for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders, and other non-Muslim minorities. Drive along the history traces at Balat viewing the Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, 21 km. long City Walls(from the bus), the strongest fortification of the middle age.
Spice Bazaar: It is located at Eminonu behind the New Mosque(Valide Sultan Mosque). It was constructed by Turhan Sultan in 1660 as a pious foundation attached to New Mosque. Allow your senses be invaded by the Egyptian or Spice Bazaar, an essential visit, despite being much smaller and perhaps existing in the shadow of the massive Grand Bazaar..
Bosphorus Cruise by Boat: A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gathers every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
Fully Guided Istanbul City Tour
Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
Lunch at a local restaurant (drinks extra)
All entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museums in the tour program
Parking and Road tolls
Drinks at the Lunch
You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pickup point 15 minutes prior to the pre advised pick up time.
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