Camlica Hill Reviews
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Another awesome experience through Viator. Our tour guide was super friendly and very knowledgeable about Istanbul, answering all of our questions and explaining what we were seeing in great detail. The tour included a trip over the big cable suspension bridge and up to the top of the highest hill in Istanbul with spectacular views of the entire city, plus a guided tour of the summer palace used by two sultans in the 19th century. I highly recommend this tour as its a great way to see both continents in one day. Amazing views and definitely worthwhile.
This was a good tour and enjoyed by all three of us. It gave us a better understanding of Istanbul and we were very pleased.
Most enjoyable day in Istanbul, unforgettable tour and very well organized. Umut is a fantastic guide, full of knowledge, spoke perfect english and kept our interest at all times. The summer residence was delightful and absolutely amazing! Stunning views from Camlica Hill. Loved this tour and highly recommend!
Punctual pickup; Clean car; knowledgeable tour guide;
Was great to see the sword of David.
Very enjoyable, fabulous trip - saw lots of places we wouldn't have had time to see on our own. Thank you
A half day is not a great deal of time to see much of anything, but Viatour came through with this tour, providing a good overview of the city, the information on the sites and much, much more. Thoroughly enjoyed and for anyone who has very limited time available, this is a good tour to take.
Very good tour. The guide spoke very good english and was clearly understood. The pace of the tour was fine.
The guides were very knowledgeable- the beginning of the trip was little unorganized-but it finished great
An excellent tour lots of history and current information. Tour guide knowledgeable with good English. Summer palace tour was breathtaking. Only drawback was traffic but this could be because IMF summit was on that day
Truly beautiful scenery!
Review by Anonymous, August 2008
Doing what: Istanbul Two Continents Half-Day Tour
Fantastic. The Sultan's summer palace was amazing. If you are interested in the Ottoman period, don't miss this tour.
It was a great tour! The views on a clear day are magnificent from the highest point of Istanbul. If you are up there when the call to prayer is going on, you can hear the echoes throughout the valley of the chants. The guide gives a thorough tour of the palace and the harem to show public and private life.
The actual trip to the Dolmabache palace, harem and over to the Asian side, Camlica hill was very interesting and the palace was certainly filled with "baccarat cystal" at every turn. Unfortunately our guide did not appear to be that interested in telling us "tidbits" of info about what we were seeing and did not seem to be aware that we had people in our party who could not race along and climb stairs easily. He only spoke to those at the front of the group. So while I recommend the tour, I would suggest ensuring your guide is suited to your group and your group's "thirst" for knowledge of what you are seeing.