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Cruise the stunning Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and experience three of the best Istanbul sights on this adventure-filled full-day sightseeing tour. This tour take you on a 2.5-hour boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait to savor spectacular sights of bridges, palaces, mosques and fortresses. You will stop at Dolmabahçe Palace for a guided tour and explore the alluring scents and colors of the Spice Bazaar. Visit Rüstem Pasha Mosque on top of Camlica Hill and capture wide views of the skyline. Plus, this tour comes with a delicious 3-course meal along the beautiful shoreline.


  • Full-day sightseeing experience featuring a Golden Horn and Bosphorus cruise and three other top attractions
  • Enjoy magnificent views on a 2.5-hour cruise along the Golden Horn and Bosphorus Strait
  • Experience the intoxicating sights, sounds and aromas of the Spice Bazaar
  • Explore the ostentatious Dolmabahçe Palace on a guided tour
  • Admire Rüstem Pasha Mosque and take in sweeping city views from Camlica Hill
  • Relax over a 3-course lunch at a traditional Bosphorus-side restaurant

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What You Can Expect

Bosphorus Full-Day Sightseeing Tour: Golden Horn and Bosphorus Cruise, Spice Bazaar, Camlica Hill and Dolmabahce Palace

Sample some local sweets at the Spice Bazaar on this Istanbul Super Saver

After meeting your guide for a pickup from your central hotel in Istanbul, climb aboard your luxury coach and head to the Spice Bazaar. Along the way, hear alluring stories of Istanbul.

Arrive and wander this myriad of shops and stalls seeing a variety of fruits, nuts, vibrant spices, and enjoying captivating aromas. Try some treats and snacks and then walk with your expert guide to the small Rüstem Pasha Mosque to admire its walls covered in beautiful blue Iznik tiles.

From here, head to your boat for a sightseeing cruise at the inlet to the Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn, which splits European Istanbul apart. Get your camera ready to snap selfies as your boat traverses past Istanbul’s top attractions. See the vast Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, and Dolmabahçe. Then, gaze over towards the Asian coastline and relish views of mosques and elegant mansions.

In the afternoon, hop off your boat in Asia on the Bosphorus coastline for a delicious 3-course lunch at a scenic restaurant. Drinks are also available (own expense). See the sample menu for details.

Next, climb by coach to Istanbul’s peak, Camlica Hill, and savor a stunning panoramic vantage point that captures the elegance of Istanbul. Continue back across the Bosphorus Bridge for a guided tour of Dolmabahçe Palace. Learn about the Ottoman sultans that once lived here. Then, glimpse into a world of opulence and luxury as you saunter by chambers, the Crystal Staircase and revel at the gaudy array of the sultan’s wealth in Medhal Hall. 

Leave the palace and head back to your hotel by coach where your tour ends.


Customer Reviews

Nabeil A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Nice tour, lovely guide who was very knowledgeable.
There were 5 people on the tour all up.

Eben F USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very well done, great guide only 4 of us on the tour. Great sights and very nice lunch.

Magnus R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tour was one of the highlights of our trip. My girlfriend and I booked this trip thinking many would be joining, but it turned out to be only us. We had wonderful day exploring the sights included and had a brilliant time with our guide who was knowledgeable, and his English was impeccable. Dolmabahce Palace was beautiful and the Spice Market vibrant and interesting. Highly recommend this trip.

Eben F USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This is a very good way to see and learn about some of he high points of Istanbul. Our guide, Angel her Turkish name translates to Angel was very articulate in descriptions. We spent about 1.5 hours on a large sightseeing boat that navigated up and down the Bosporus you can be either inside our outside, visited the Spice Bazaar where we had been before, took a coach ride to the top of Camilca Hill which has remarkable views of the city and then spent about an hour on a guide tour of the palace, which is fascinating. Well put together.

Shamimi B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Friendly Guide with lots of information given about the places we were visiting.

dina i

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

very nice trip thanks to ganat ,i saw so many places .bot it was so foggy in camilica hill

Marguerite L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Memorable experience
I recommand it

Jenifer C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A really good tour. Guide informative, efficient and helpful.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour and very knowledgeable guide Ilker!!

Carlos M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015


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