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Dolmabahce Palace & Bosphorus on Boat


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Tour Type Regular Group Tour / Lunch Incl.
Duration 8 Hours / 08:00 - 17:00
Language Guided in English
Highlights Dolmabahce Palace , Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque, Lunch, City Walls, Golden Horn, Spice Bazaar, Bosphorus Tour on Boat
PRICES Per person 60 Euro
3-7 age : 45 Euro
0-2 age : FREE



Our shuttle will pick you up from hotel which you are staying and you will visit the following sights with an experienced and licensed professional guide.

* Hotel Pick-up & drop-off service are available only from the hotels located in the city center. There may be a extra charge for transportations from other locations or airport. Please contact us for charges.

TOUR ITINERARY

Dolmabahce Palace: Dolmabahçe Palace was ordered to be built by the Empire's 31st Sultan, Abdülmecid I, and built between the years 1843 and 1856.. The palace has an area of 45,000 m2 (11.2 acres), and contains 285 rooms, 46 halls, 6 baths (hamam) and 68 toilets.

Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque: The construction was originally backed by Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan. After she died, Sultan Abdülmecid, her son, continued to support the construction of the mosque. Upon completion in 1851, it was opened for prayer.
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.
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 A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
RUMELI FORTRESS (FROM THE SEA, NO INTERIOR VISIT) Istanbul had been besieged many times before Mehmet the Conqueror took the city in 1453, but it managed to defend itself with the help of the Roman city walls.
THE LANDER'S TOWER (FROM THE SEA) (NO INTERIOR VISIT) This is a small and attractive tower built on an islet at the entrance to the Bosphorus. It is one of the symbols of Istanbul. Used in the past as a watchtower and a lighthouse, it has been preserved in its 19th Century appearance.

CLOSED
Dolmabahce Palace closed on Monday. This tour is not operated on Monday

What is Included in the tour ?
Hotel Pick-up & drop-off - by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches.
Entrance Fees mentioned by the itineraries.
Lunch
Professional Licenced Tour Guide.
Services Charges & Local Taxes.


What is Excluded in the tour ?
Drinks at lunch
Tips and gratuities
Personal expenses

INFORMATION for Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off :
Hotel Pick-up & drop-off service are available only from the hotels located in the city center.
There may be a extra charge for transportations from other locations or airport. Please ask for charges.
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