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Istanbul Full-Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Palaces and More

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This full-day Istanbul city tour includes a Bosphorus cruise and visits to the Dolmabahce Palace, Spice Bazaar, City Walls and a cable car ride to Pierre Loti. Enjoy a mixture of fun, history, culture and shopping on this full day tour.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up included

Front Desk of your hotel. Please provide full details.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the romantic spice market
  • The ancient city walls are one of Istanbul’s most impressive sights
  • View the splendor of Dolmabahce Palace
  • Take the cable car to Pierre Loti, where you will have an amazing view
  • Pass through the town center and the divide between Asia and Europe
Full description
After having your breakfast at hotel, meet your guide at your hotel's reception area and start this unforgettable tour.

Your first stop will be an Egyptian-style spice bazaar. The spice bazaar is a particularly popular stop on most tours of Istanbul. The spice market doesn't stop at herbs and spices. A wide variety of goods fill these stalls, and you're likely to pick up a wonderful souvenir.

Following your visit to the spice market, discover the nature of Bosphorus. Sweeping from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, the waters of Bosphorus are one of Istanbul's most awe-inspiring sights. Bospherus passes through the town center, dividing Asia from Europe as it goes.

The amazing views continue. Soon after beginning your tour, you will have views of the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and the Sultanahmet Mosque. As you approach the Bosphorus Bridge, you will look out over Ortakoy, one of Istanbul’s liveliest nightlife hotspots. Immediately beneath the bridge, discover Beylerbeyi Palace.

Traveling by cable car to the Pierre Loti Hotel, you will acheive an amazing view of the gloomy plain of Eyoub. Beyond a forest, the marble whiteness of its sacred mosque rises in the distance.

The city walls are one of Istanbul’s most impressive sights. They still stand at a considerable height despite the battering they have received over the centuries.

Finally, discover the baroque beauty of the Bosphorus at Dolmabahce Palace. The palace reveals the interest of Ottoman sultans in the West and features extensive gardens.

Thank you very much for choosing Booking Tours Turkey.
Includes
  • Transfer from your hotel in Istanbul
  • Licensed guided full-day tour
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Cruise on the Bosphorus
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Return transfer to your hotel
What’s Not Included
  • Personal Expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
Dolmabahce Palace and Beylerbeyi Palace are closed on Monday and Thursday
Hagia Sophia is closed on Monday
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday
Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday