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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Leave Istanbul’s busy streets for a Bosphorus sightseeing cruise, scenic park and Sultan’s palace on a full-day, small-group tour of Istanbul. Spot the elegant mansions and stone fortifications that face the Bosphorus Strait, and enjoy unique views of the city from the water. Cross the iconic bridge that links Europe and Asia, then enjoy lunch with panoramic views from the top of Camlica Hill. Lose yourself in the world of sultans and courtiers in the sprawling Dolmabahçe Palace, a stunning example of Neoclassical architecture from the Ottoman period.
  • Full-day, small-group Istanbul tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Explore the city with a local guide
  • See a celebrated Ottoman palace
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Lunch included
Meet your guide at your Istanbul hotel, then join the bustling boat traffic on the Bosphorus Strait. Enjoy views of the European and Asian sides of the city, whose shorelines are crowded with palaces, sumptuous villas and historic landmarks.
Trade the boat for a seat on a comfortable minibus, and cross the stunning Bosphorus Bridge from Europe to Asia, a 5,500-foot (1704-meter) span that links two continents and cultures. Take time for photos and a relaxing lunch at the top of Camlica Hill, where you can see Istanbul and the Bosphorus Strait from above.
Trace a fascinating route through the Ortaköy neighborhood as you travel to Dolmabahçe Palace for a guided tour of some of the palace's 285 rooms. Hear stories about the powerful sultans that built in the European-style palace, and learn how Atatürk lived and died here surrounded by sumptuous décor, antiques and rich artwork.
Note: Dolmabahçe Palace is closed Monday and Thursday. On those days, the tour concludes with a visit to Galata Tower, a medieval stone structure that is among the city's most striking landmarks.

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, Oct 2017

Great places to see, the lunch at camlica hill was great, but the guide was not good, too much focussed on the price of the houses by the Bosphours, or how many milliosn that were spent by the sultans, not in a historical point of view. At the end it was occuring a big match at Besiktas stadium, there is a high level of security in place and all the roads and streets were blocked by the police. So to leave Dolmabahce Palace we were going round in circles , going up and going down the city hills by foot. When we could reach the van after almost 2 hours walking , the traffic was terrible. The travel agency should know what was going to happen, and just cancel the tour or made it only during half a day , or changing the order of the visits.


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