Full Day Bosphorus Cruise And Two Continents Tour
Meal : Lunch
You will be picked up from your hotel and drive to meeting point. You will meet with other tour group and tour guide then around 09.00 you will start the Full Day Bosphorus Cruise and Two Continents Tour. This is best option to visit Europe, Bosphorus & Asia site of Istanbul in a day.
Today you are going to vist;
Byzantine City Walls
The Walls of Constantinople are a series of defensive stone walls that have surrounded and protected the city of Constantinople (today Istanbul in Turkey) since its founding as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine the Great. The first breach of the walls was by the Fouth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.
Golden Horn : One of the best natural harbours in the world, it was once the centre for the Byzantine and Ottoman navies and commercial shipping interests. 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 entrence from the Bosphorus.
It is located at Eminonu behind the New Mosque(Valide Sultan Mosque).It was constructed by Turhan Sultan in 1660 as a pious foundation attached to New Mosque. Allow your senses be invaded by the Egyptian or Spice Bazaar, an essential visit, despite being much smaller and perhaps existing in the shadow of the massive Grand Bazaar.
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.
It also called the First Bosphorus Bridge (Turkish: Bogazici Koprusu or 1. Bogazici Koprusu) is a bridge in Istanbul, Turkey spanning the Bosphorus strait (Turkish: Bogaziçi). The bridge is located between Ortaköy (European side) and Beylerbeyi (Asian side). It is a gravity anchored suspension bridge with steel pylons and inclined hangers. The aerodynamic deck is hanging on zigzag steel cables. It is 1,510 m long with a deck width of 39 m. It was the 4th longest suspension bridge in the world when completed in 1973, and the longest outside the United States of America.
It was built by Sarkis Balyan Usta by order of Sultan Abdulaziz in 1865. It is on the Asian coast of Bosphorus, which was constructed, in the same style as the Dolmabahce Palace. It was summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the HAREM on the ASIAN SİDE.
The highest hill in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of İstanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscape in traditional style, as you sip your drinks in a cafeteria.
Bosphorus Cruise and Two Continents Tour ends around 17:00 then drive back to your hotel and you will be dropped of at your hotel around 17:30.
- Pick up and drop off at your Hotel
- All Transportations
- Professional Guide
- All entrance fees in the tour
- Lunch at local restaurant (drinks are extra)
- Local taxes
- Tips and personal expenses
You are kindly requested to present your self at the pick up point 15 minutes prior the pre advised pick up time
30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2
Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Monday and Thursday, replaced with Kariye (St. Savior in Chora) Museum