Istanbul is the only city situated between the continents and two seas; the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. The strait of Istanbul, called Bosphorus, splits the city into two parts, the Asian and European sides, and stretches from South to North of Istanbul about 31 km. There are many historical buildings, palaces, mosques, churches in the settlements of the Bosphorus. The Bosphorus itself is a highlight of Istanbul, where even the locals spend time in the cafes, restaurants, or fishing. We are recommending doing two hours Bosphorus Cruise with a public boat which departs every hour by the Golden Horn, and after the cruise, you can also visit:
Bosphorus Cruise: The strait divides Istanbul into two continents and stretches about 32 km between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Along the Bosphorus, there are many settlements to see, such as great Palaces, hotels, yali (private houses), etc. While you are on the boat, you will see the highlights of the Bosphorus including the Dolmabahçe Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Çırağan Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, Küçüksu Palace, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge ( the second bridge on the Bosphorus), Maiden’s Tower to name a few.
Dolmabahce Palace: built by the Ottoman Sultan Abdulmejid between 1843-1856 as the residential palace for the Ottoman royal family. The palace was designed by the Armenian architects Garabet Balyan, Nigogayos Balyan, and Evans Kalfa. Dolmabahce Palace contains 285 rooms, 6 baths, 46 halls.
Taksim Square-Istiklal Street: for the majority of the residents, Taksim Square and Istiklal Street are the heart of Istanbul, where the cafes and the restaurants are located along the pedestrianized avenue. The Street stretches between Taksim Square and the Galata Tower, which is 1,4 kilometers (0.87 miles).
Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar): built by Turhan Hatice, the Sultan Mehmed IV mother, between 1660-1665. The market is the center for spice trade in Istanbul, where you can even find sweets such as Turkish Delights, Baklava, and souvenirs.
Private Guided Bosphorus Cruise Tour is a walking tour. We suggest you wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes.
The tour Duration is between 09:00 am-5:00 pm.
The tour price does not include transportation.
If you are staying far away from the old city, you can take a taxi or wish we can provide you a transfer.
Your guide can meet with you in your hotel or at the meeting point (Hippodrome, Constantine Column), shown on the map.
at 09:00 a.m