Bosphorus Cruise & Ottoman Relics Tour
|Tour Type||Regular Group Tour|
|Duration||8 Hours / 08:00 - 17:00|
|Language||Guided in English|
|Highlights||Spice Bazaar, Bosphorus Tour on Boat, Topkapi Palace, Sultan Tombs, Lunch|
|PRICES||Per person 55 Euro |
3-7 age : 30 % Child Discount
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.
Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) : The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of various spices “cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other concievable herb and spice”. Shops selling spices, fruits, vegetables, flowers, turkish delights etc..
Bosphorus Tour on Boat: 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.
Topkapi Palace: The Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi) is a large palace in Istanbul, Turkey, that was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years (1465-1856) of their 624-year reign.
As well as a royal residence, the palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments. It is now a major tourist attraction and contains important holy relics of the Muslim world, including Muhammed's cloak and sword. * Treasury and Harem sections in Topkapi Palace are not included in the program and are due to extra entry.
Sultans Tombs : There are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at St. Sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, green, blue, and red flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday. This tour is not operated on Tuesday and will be replaced with the Two Continents Tour
Sultans Tombs closed on Monday, replaced with Little Hagia Sophia Mosque
What is Included in the tour ?
Hotel Pick-up & drop-off - by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches.
Entrance Fees mentioned by the itineraries.
Professional Licenced Tour Guide.
Services Charges & Local Taxes.
What is Excluded in the tour ?
Drinks at lunch
Tips and gratuities
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.