Bosphorus and Two Continents
Istanbul Bosphorus and Two Continents (Asia & Europe), CITY WALLS, DRIVE BY BUS TO GOLDEN HORN, SPICE BAZAAR, BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS, RUMELI FORTRESS, SHOPPING, BOSPHORUS BRIDGE, BEYLERBEYİ PALACE and CAMLICA HILL
CITY WALLS The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.
DRIVE BY BUS TO GOLDEN HORN As a natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of Istanbul. The inlet separates the European shore into two. It is approximately 8 km long, and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus. Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end.
SPICE BAZAAR (EGYPTIAN BAZAAR) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.
BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS An amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE and ASIA, along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions up to the Rumeli Fortress.
RUMELI FORTRESS (FROM THE SEA) (NO INTERIOR VISIT) İstanbul had been besieged many times before Fatih Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror took the city in 1453, but it managed to defend itself with the help of the Byzantine city walls.
LUNCH (Drinks are extra)
SHOPPING As Turkey is one of the best leather producing countries in the world. We will watch a fashion-show in an outlet center which produces and manufactures different various of great quality leatherware. So it’s a good opportunity to have a look at the reasonable priced good quality leather accessories.
(Optional due to high traffic jam and long line for the Palace)
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE Unique chance to step from one continent (ASIA) to another (EUROPE)
BEYLERBEYİ PALACE The summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the HAREM on the ASIAN SIDE
CAMLICA HILL one of the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscape in traditional style, as you sip your drinks in a cafeteria.
Also visioned during the tours
- CIRAGAN PALACE
- HOTEL KEMPINSKI
- ORTAKOY MOSQUE
- MILITARY HIGH SCHOOL
- BOSPHORUS BRIDGE connecting EUROPE & ASIA continents DOLMABAHCE PALACE from the sea
|Excursion Price:||75 EURO|
|Excursion Type:||Istanbul Full Day Tour|
|Excursion Available in:||English and Spanish|
|Tour Days (in Spanish):||Tuesday and Friday|
|Tour Days (in English):||Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday|