General

A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating we have a lovely cruise route Bosphorus on Boat – cruise through the waterway separating the two continents, magic Asia and Europe of marble Palaces. Ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture beside modern residential and deluxe apartments and further along, the parks and Imperial Pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is famous Ciragan Palace Kempinsky Hotel, 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 town is a symbol of tolerance with a Church, a Mosque and a Synagogue existing side by side for centuries. During the tour will be seen Bosphorus Bridge – Ortakoy – Arnavutkoy, Sariyer, Dolmabahce Palace – Beylerbeyi Palace (summer residance of Sultan’s) – Oleander Tower and Rumeli Fortress.

BC1 | BOSPHORUS CRUISE WITH GOLDEN HORN ON PRIVATE BOAT (HALF DAY MORNING)

Cruise on the Golden Horn
As the sun sets in Istanbul, its yellow light blazes on the waters of the Golden Horn, giving this freshwater estuary its romantic name.

Cruise on the Bosphorus
This magical journey which covers both European and Asian shores by our private boat will let you see the marvelous monuments and districts.

Rumeli Fortress (From the sea)
The biggest fortification of Istanbul can be seen clearly during our Bosphorus Cruise.

Cable Car to Pierre Loti
The little hill Enjoy the beautiful view from the cable car as you climb the hill to the cafe named after the famous French writer Pierre Loti, birth name Louis Marie Julien Viaud (1850-1923).

City Walls
Constantinople’s great city walls were breached only twice in 1600 years. The first breach occured in 1204 during the fourth Crusade; the second breach was led by “Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror” in 1453 with cannons and troops.

Half Day Morning Tours Terminate at Sultan Ahmet Center in front of Hagia Sophia.

BC2 | BOSPHORUS CRUISE WITH GOLDEN HORN ON PRIVATE BOAT (HALF DAY AFTERNOON)

Cruise on the Golden Horn
As the sun sets in Istanbul, its yellow light blazes on the waters of the Golden Horn, giving this freshwater estuary its romantic name.

Cruise on the Bosphorus
This magical journey which covers both European and Asian shores by our private boat will let you see the marvelous monuments and districts.

Rumeli Fortress (From the sea)
The biggest fortification of Istanbul can be seen clearly during our Bosphorus Cruise.

Cable Car to Pierre Loti
The little hill Enjoy the beautiful view from the cable car as you climb the hill to the cafe named after the famous French writer Pierre Loti, birth name Louis Marie Julien Viaud (1850-1923).

City Walls
Constantinople’s great city walls were breached only twice in 1600 years. The first breach occured in 1204 during the fourth Crusade; the second breach was led by “Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror” in 1453 with cannons and troops.

BC3 | BOSPHORUS AND DOLMABAHCE PALACE (FULL DAY)

Cruise on the Golden Horn
Cruise along the Golden Horn and see the historical heart of the city and principal harbor of Byzantium, Constantinople and Istanbul for over 2,000 years.

Cruise on the Bosphorus
The Cruise on the Bosphorus which will give you the best chance to view the finest palaces and pavilions along the shores.

Rumeli Fortress (From the sea)
The biggest fortification of Istanbul can be seen clearly during our Bosphorus Cruise.

Cable Car to Pierre Loti
Enjoy the beautiful view from the cable car as you climb the hill to the cafe named after the famous French writer Pierre Loti, birth name Louis Marie Julien Viaud (1850-1923).

City Walls
Constantinople’s great city walls were breached only twice in 1600 years. The first breach occured in 1204 during the fourth Crusade; the second breach was led by “Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror” in 1453 with cannons and troops. Before having lunch at our restaurant there will be an optional shopping opportunity.

Dolmabahce Palace
The main palace was built by the leading Ottoman architects of the era, Karabet and Nikoğos Balyan, and consists of three parts: the Imperial Mabeyn (State Apartments), Muayede Salon (Ceremonial Hall) and the Imperial Harem.

Bosphorus Bridge
Overshadowing İstanbul’s traditional architecture is one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, the Bosphorus Bridge, linking Europe and Asia.

Camlıca Hill
The highest peak in the İstanbul vicinity is the 288m Çamlıca Hill. It commands a magnificent view that embraces the mouth of the Bosphorus, old İstanbul, Galata, Beyoğlu and lets you understand the magnificence and beauty of the city.

Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Monday and Thursday replaced with Chora Church.

BC4 | BOSPHORUS AND BEYLERBEYI PALACE (FULL DAY)

Bosphorus Bridge
Unique chance to drive from Europe to Asia with breathtaking view of Bosphorus.

Camlica Hill
Highest point of Istanbul with an absolutely magnificient view, which makes it well worth to climb. It gives you a unique chance to view entire city in a single picture.

Beylerbeyi Palace
Beylerbeyi Palace is the largest and most elegant Ottoman Palace on the Asian Shore of the Bosphorus.
Beylerbeyi Palace and the neighbourhood was named for a beylerbeyi, a title which menas ” lord of lords”, this was Mehmet Pasha, Governor of Rumelia ( Turkish Territory in European Side. The first sultan who resided here was Mahmud II. It was constructed in 1861-65 by Sarkis Balyan, a famous Armenian Architect. 5000 people from all over Anatolia including the best masters worked for the construction. There will be optional shopping opportunity before having Lunch.

City Walls
Constantinople’s great city walls were breached only twice in 1600 years. The first breach occurred in 1204 during the fourth Crusade; the second breach was led by “Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror” in 1453 with cannons and troops.

Cable Car to Pierre Loti
Enjoy the beautiful view from the cable car as you climb the hill to the cafe named after the famous French writer Pierre Loti, birth name Louis Marie Julien Viaud (1850-1923).

Cruise on the Golden Horn
Cruise along the Golden Horn and see the historical heart of the city and principal harbor of Byzantium, Constantinople and Istanbul for over 2,000 years.

Cruise on the Bosphorus
The Cruise on the Bosphorus which will give you the best chance to view the finest palaces and pavilions along the shores.

Rumeli Fortress ( From the Sea )
The biggest fortification of istanbul can be seen clearly during our Boshorus Cruise.

Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Monday and Thursday. It will be replaced by a visit to Chora Church ( Museum ) on those days.

BC5 | PRIVATE BOSPHORUS CRUISE

Duration = 2 hours cruise + return transfer
Included = Private Boat for 2 hours cruising, Return transfers from your hotel/cruise terminal All taxes.
Not Included = Meal, drinks, personal expencess
Note = Prices quoted are based on the hire of the boat and NOT per person.

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