- Private sightseeing tour of Istanbul
- Cruise down the Bosphorus, admiring the sights along the shore
- Explore the Egyptian Bazaar
- Choice of two departure times
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What You Can Expect
Built in 1660 with the taxes collected from the trade of Egyptian herbs and spices, the exotically domed bazaar is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint and thyme. Browse the stalls and compare the prices!
Built by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452, the castle was built at the narrowest point of the Bosphorus in order to isolate the city of Istanbul, prior to its invasion in 1453. Following the fall of Istanbul, the north tower was used as a prison.
Our tour guide was ilker ulus. He is very personable and is English was very easy to understand. His knowledge of the the sights and local culture is excellent. It provided us with an in depth knowledge of istanbul that we could not have gotten on our own. I would highly recommend ilker as your tour guide while traveling in istanbul.
This was an exceptional tour and our guide, Gülay was amazing. She knew every detail, every date, and the full history of every landmark on the cruise. She guided us where to sit on the boat for the best view of everything. The length of the cruise was just right. Honestly, I enjoyed the Egyptian spice bazaar just at much. Our guide knew the booths to take us to that were reputable and had quality products. It was a leisurely afternoon. We stopped for lunch at a small place recommended by Gülay. It was tasty, quick, and very reasonably priced. I'm a woman, so my favorite part was the shopping and Gülay was great with knowing the best spots for what I was looking for and talking to those shop owners who were no English-speaking.
This was a great day out and good value for money. Picked up from our local hotel and dropped back after the afternoon cruise and spice market visits.
This tour was actually great! We took other tours with the same group after the Viator booking and it wasn't as trustworthy or safe as the one we book through Viator. In the future, I would advise people to book through this channel only.
Visited amazing places without having to wait in any lines with a fantastic guide (Onur) who was very knowledgable, competent and friendly. It was like having a good friend show you around his town. Very impressed and our family of three could not have asked for more.
Our tour guide was very attentive and informative. We loved the slower pace of this tour and the relaxing ride down the Bosphorus.
It was exccellent except that we couldn't visit the Egyptian Bazaar I don't know why maybe our guide was in a hurry
The tour was very interesting and the guide was certainly knowledgable. We bought some very tasty nuts at the Bazaar.
Lovely trip well worth it. Cabin Crew Freindly, our guide Ali was amazing, helpful, knowledgable