1. Turkey
  2. Istanbul
  3. Dolmabahce Palace

Full-Day Tour and Cruise of Istanbul and the Bosphorus

Product ID: 10825
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Explore Istanbul and the Bosphorus on a full-day tour and see the main sights, including the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, and Camlica Hill. Then take a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus and ride by cable car to the highest point of the city.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pick-up service

Pickup from your hotel/accommodation in the Sultanahmet and Taksim areas of Istanbul
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a full-day tour of Istanbul's major attractions by coach, boat, and cable car
  • Experience the fragrant atmosphere of the Spice Bazaar
  • Drive along the Golden Horn and see the historic port of ancient Istanbul
  • Take a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus
  • Tour the inside of Dolmabahce Palace, home to the last Ottoman Sultans
  • See the Bosphorus Bridge, connecting Europe and Asia
  • Take in the best views of the city from the top of Camlica Hill
  • Ride the cable car to Pierre Loti Hill
Full description
Get a comprehensive overview of Istanbul on this full-day tour of the city by coach, boat, and cable car. You will be picked up from your hotel by bus and driven along the length of the Golden Horn, the historic water that divides Istanbul.

Take in the sites of the historic city center and the main port, dating back to the Ottoman and Byzantine empires. In the district of Eminonu, you will stop to explore the delights of Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar. Take in the scents of cinnamon, saffron, and thyme. Marvel at the beauty of the Yeni Mosque, opposite the Bazaar and across a monumental courtyard.

Travel to the top of Pierre Loti Hill by cable car, and admire panoramic views of the city as you drink coffee at the famous Pierre Loti Café, named after the French novelist who spent much of his time there.

Experience the splendor of Istanbul from the water. In the afternoon you will enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus and take in the grand spectacle of the city’s houses and palaces from the river. You will also be taken on a tour of Dolmabahce Palace, home to the last of the Ottoman Sultans. Admire one of the most glamorous palaces in the world, once the administrative heart of the Ottoman Empire.

Your day will be complete with a visit to the Bosphorus Bridge and a trip to the top of Camlica Hill, the highest point of Istanbul. Perfect for those who aim to get a sense for what makes Istanbul unique, this full-day exploration gives a varied tour of the city. It will reveal a mixture of Eastern and European influences that makes the city so unique.
Includes
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Tips

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays and will be replaced by the Chora Church
• Please note that the hotel pickup & drop-off service is only available in the Sultanahmet and Taksim area of Istanbul
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.2 / 5
based on 164 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.2/5
Organization
4.2/5
Value for money
4.0/5
Safety
4.4/5

Organized by

Aussie Tours Travel Agency

Product ID: 10825