1. Turkey
  2. Istanbul
  3. Dolmabahce Palace

Istanbul: Full-Day Golden Horn & Bosphorus Tour

Product ID: 129832
Cruise along the Golden Horn on this full-day tour with a stroll around the ancient Byzantine walls on Pierre Loti Hill, where you'll also encounter Chora Church, Topkapi Gate and the Castle of Seven Tower. Marvel at the incredible views of the Bosphorus.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

All hotels in Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Beyazıt, Aksaray and Taksim area. Please provide the full name and address of your hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise in the Golden Horn and Bosphorus
  • Visit Chora Church and take a cable car to Pierre Loti
  • See the ancient Byzantine walls
Full description
Begin this full-day excursion with a stroll around Pierre Loti Hill. Hop-on a cable car and let it take you to another world where the ancient Byzantine walls of Constantinople, the Chora Church and the Castle of Seven Towers await. Learn about the history of this centuries-old metropolis and how it functioned as both the capital of the eastern Roman Empire and as the head of the Ottoman Empire. 

Then, board the boat and cruise around the Bosphorus Strait which connects the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea and separates Europe and Asia, making Istanbul one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the only one built astride two continents.

This romantic cruise along the Bosphorus will allow you to admire the Dolmabahce Plalace, the Beylerbeyi Palace, the Ciragan Palace and the Rumeli Fortress, ancient wooden villas, bridges and all the wonderful and unique maritime landscapes.
Includes
  • Local expert guide
  • Lunch
  • Museum tickets
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
Chora Church is closed every Wednesday.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.3 / 5
  • Organization
    2.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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Tülay was very nice and open, told a lot and since I was the only one until noon she took a lot of time for me and later she also told me a lot on the boat tour. It was like a private tour. We recommend. And the bus driver was very nice too. Thank you.

December 27, 2019

Very interesting tour in a small group, which we did after visiting the main sights in the center. We had the same tour guide all day and were a rather small group, which leaves more time and space for questions. The choice of sights was good for us, especially to the absolutely worth seeing Chora Church you probably would not have driven alone. The boat tour on the Bosphorus was great, although we had really great weather. For lunch there were Köfte, which I personally found rather medium, but that was rather a minor matter on the tour. Overall recommendable!

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October 18, 2019

Interesting but the price is not high enough

Interesting - mountain lift, sightseeing, 2 boat trips, fortress walls, cathedral. There were too many breaks between sightseeing, meals - mediocre, the local operator set a price too high and there were organizational problems. Professional English-speaking guide. The ultimate decision- don't want to overpay heavily.

June 1, 2019

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TURISTA TRAVEL AGENCY

Product ID: 129832