The Bosphorus strait, with its scenic greenery and majestic palaces, is undoubtedly one of Istanbul’s top attractions. This 4-hour tour allows you tick three top Turkey attractions —Bosphorus, Pierre Loti Hill and the Rustem Pasa Mosque — from your list in just one day. Cruising on Bosphorus is the best way to see the countless monuments that pepper its shores. Additionally, you’ll admire the Rumeli Fortress, take a cable car ride to a charming hilltop café and explore the Rustem Pasha Mosque.
Your tour begins with hotel pickup in Istanbul and continues with a morning sightseeing cruise of Bosphorus. During the cruise, you’ll enjoy a prime perspective of the mosques and palaces that line the strait — gaze at the majestic Rumeli Fortress, Istanbul’s largest fortification, and receive a historical overview of the Marmary, a subterranean sea tunnel that connects two continents.
Next, swap sea for sky and ascend to the Pierre Loti Hill Café in a cable car. As you’re propelled up the mountain, admire panoramic views and then purchase refreshments a hilltop café dedicated to a famous French author.
Following this, you’ll take a tour of the Rustem Pasha Mosque — an exquisitely decorated mosque completed in the 16th century — and then continue to the Spice Bazaar, a top Istanbul attraction.
Opt to bid your guide farewell here and browse fragrant stalls replete with exotic produce, or enjoy the convenience of drop-off at your Istanbul hotel.
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