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Istanbul Two Continental Tour

Created with Sketch. Istanbul, Turkey
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Duration

1 Day

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

7 people

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Languages

English

Overview

Welcome to Istanbul, the city of chaos and mystery! It is one of the largest and most populated cities in Turkey known for its exotic beauty and wonderful historic monuments. Built on two continents, split by the Bosphorus Strait, it is a blend of a modern western with a traditional eastern city which is why it is called a multicultural city where you will find friendly and welcoming people around you who are very proud of their culture and traditions. It is recommended for you to try the diverse Turkish cuisine from their breakfast with eggs, cheese and olives to the delicious kebabs for dinner and of course, do not miss out on the Turkish tea and the famous Turkish delight.

Start your trip by strolling through the City Walls and drive by the Golden Horn that is named after its beautiful view of the sunset over the water and enjoy the sight of the shores that are green with parks, promenades and playgrounds. Experience the flavors of turkey by stepping into the Spice Bazaar where the air is filled with the captivating aromas of several spices. You will not be able to resist a ferry cruise of the Bosphorus in Istanbul as it will give you an opportunity to enjoy the bustling skyline of Istanbul and the newness of sailing the bridge between the European and Asian continents in comfortable and well-furnished boats. On your way, you will catch sight of the Rumeli Fortress from the sea and explore the majestic Beylarbeyi Palace that is constructed in the same style as of Dolmabahce Palace and end your trip by visiting the Camlica Hill which is known as the highest point in Istanbul.

Your private guide will meet you at the hotel if you plan to stay in the Old City. A meeting point is arranged for the guests coming from outside of the Old City. Details will be sent by the tour guide.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • City Walls
  • Golden Horn
  • Spice Bazaar
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Rumeli Fortress
  • Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Camlica Hill

Itinerary

Itenirary
City Walls
We will stroll through the City Walls which got the first rift by the Fourth Crusade in 1204 and the second rift by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453. The city walls used to provide protection and were built during the Constantine time after Istanbul was declared as new capital of the Roman empire.
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Golden Horn
We will drive by the Golden Horn that has played a vital role in the progression of Istanbul. The European shore is parted into two by the bay. It is about 8 km long and the passage from the Bosphorus is the widest part. Two streams drain into this bay at its furthest end. It was named Golden Horn because of its beautiful view of sunset over water.
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Spice Bazaar
We will also visit the Spice Bazaar which is an as interesting market to visit as the name itself. The air here is filled with the captivating aromas of various spices like cinnamon, saffron, thyme and mint etc. It is stationed at Eminonu behind the New Mosque called Valide Sultan Mosque. It has been established by Turhan Sultan in 1660 as a divine foundation connected to New Mosque.
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Bosphorus Cruise
Our trip continues as we head to the dock and board the boat that sails over the river that connects Marmara and the Black Sea known as Bosphorus. Here we get a chance to view both the Asian and the European sides of the city.The shore is lined with fortresses, wooden villas, marble palaces and small fishing villages. During the journey, you will pass the majestic Dolmabahce Palace that was the last residence for the Ottoman Sultans and it is known to have a collection of European antiquity, furniture and massive chandeliers.
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Rumeli Fortress
We will catch sight of the Rumeli Fortress is a nice example of military architecture and it was built during the conquest of Istanbul by Fatih Sultan Mehmet in the 15th century. They put a chain from here to the opposite side to control the Bosphorus Strait.
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Beylerbeyi Palace
On your way, you will explore the Beylerbey Palace that once was the summer residence of Ottoman Sultans and it consists of magnificent gardens and original furniture from ancient times. It is the Asian coast of Bosphorus and constructed in the same style as of Dolmabahce Palace by Sultan Abdulaziz in 1865.
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Camlica Hill
The Camlica hill which is known to be the highest point in Istanbul shall be visited. The view from the top is absolutely breath taking as you will see and admire the brilliant panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphourus from the beautiful gardens and landscapes in traditional style.

Included/Exclude

  • English Speaking Local Tour Guide
  • Local Taxes
  • Hotel pick-up/ Drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fee
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Istanbul, Turkey

FAQs

Are museum entrances fees included during your tours?
Yes. We believe in making it easy for you to budget for your trip, so all our tours entrance fees to museums listed in your itinerary are included.
Will I have a tour guide on my tour?
Yes, all of our tours include the services of a professional, English-speaking tour guide, licensed with the Ministry of Tourism.
I’m a Vegetarian. Will I be able to find vegetarian meals in Turkey ?
Yes. Many dishes in Turkey are vegetarian so it is generally easy to find vegetarian options. Please let us know at the time of booking that you are vegetarian.
What do you mean by a “professional licensed tour guide”?
Taking a tour with the professional licensed guide is very important. Guides in Turkey study a mix of history, archaeology and mythology for 4 years in order to get their tour guiding license and pass special exams in language skills. All our company tour guides are professional licensed guides and expert in their regions. It is illegal for anyone who is not a licensed tour guide to conduct tours of historical sites in Turkey.
What kind of vehicle will be provided on my tour?
Our company provides you with a late model, comfortable, air conditioned vehicle such as a Mercedes Vito,Mercedes Sprinter,Volkswagen Carevalla and Crafter with an experienced driver.
Cancellation Policy?
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1300 for Gallipoli Battlefields Tour, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. If you cancel the standard cancellation policy applies.
From where the tour starts?
Start and end at your hotel.

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