Day trip

Bosphorus, Spice Bazaar, Beylerbeyi Palace, and Camlica

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Bosphorus, Spice Bazaar, Beylerbeyi Palace, and Camlica

Activity provider: Fez Travel

From US$ 99 per person

See the sights of Istanbul from a cruise on the Bosphorus. See both the European and Asian sides of this fascinating city, explore the Spice Market, and visit the Beylerbeyi Palace. Enjoy views of Istanbul and the surrounding area from Camlica Hill.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your centrally located hotel in Istanbul


  • Take in the sights of European and Asian Istanbul on a Bosphorus cruise
  • Explore one of the largest spice markets in the world
  • Admire the stunning area views from Camlica Hill
Full description
Your 6-hour tour begins in the morning with a short drive from your hotel to the Spice Market, an Egyptian-style bazaar heaped with sweets and spices. One of the world’s largest spice bazaars, it has been in operation since 1665. Following this, you’ll visit the Rustem Pasha Mosque. Take a cruise on a Bosphorus ferry, the legendary strait that separates Europe from Asia. Enjoy the views on both sides of Istanbul from the water. After a break for lunch (included in the tour price) you’ll continue on to the Beylerbeyi Palace via the Bosporus Bridge. The last stop on the tour will be Camlica Hill, where you’ll be able to take in the amazing views. At the end of the program you’ll be transferred back to your Istanbul hotel.
  • Admission fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays and is replaced on the itinerary with the Imperial Yildiz Park and Yildiz porcelain factory
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Nice guide although excursion not too interesting

The guide was very nice because he did not know Spanish and tried to communicate and care about us at all times. The start of the excursion was very bad, although they put hotel pick-up, they called the hotel to go to another meeting point. After waiting there 50 minutes a taxi comes and tells us where we are going, I had no idea where to take us so we got off and returned to the hotel. In the end they came to pick us up an hour later. The excursion makes you waste a lot of time on routes and then see two important things

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July 8, 2019

A wonderful variety of sights

Enjoyed seeing the Beylerbeyi Palace and Spice market. The weather was great for a Bosphorous cruise and we saw both sides of Istanbul. The view from Camlica hill is stunning.

July 19, 2019

This was an excellent tour. Our host was extremely professional and knowledgeable, and provided us great insight into these two beautiful historic religious sites. I highly recommend.

September 7, 2020

Product ID: 59874