Tour Highlights : Dolmabahce Palace, Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque, Lunch, City walls, Golden horn, Cable car, Bosphorus on Boat, Rumeli Fortress & The leander's Towers(from the sea)
Pick up & Drop off from hotel or from the Istanbul cruise port. You will visit the following sights with an experienced and licensed professional guide with this tour.
Dolmabahce Palace : Dolmabahçe Palace was ordered to be built by the Empire's 31st Sultan, Abdülmecid I, and built between the years 1843 and 1856.. The palace has an area of 45,000 m2 (11.2 acres), and contains 285 rooms, 46 halls, 6 baths (hamam) and 68 toilets.
Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque : The construction was originally backed by Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan. After she died, Sultan Abdülmecid, her son, continued to support the construction of the mosque. Upon completion in 1851, it was opened for prayer.
Shopping : As Turkey is one of the best leather producing countries in the world. We will watch a fashion-show in an outlet center which produces and manufactures different various of great quality leatherware. So it's a good opportunity to have a look at the reasonable priced good quality leather accessories.
City Walls : The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.
Cable Car & Pierre Loti Hill : Was named after the famous French writer, you will enjoy magnificent scenery of Golden Horn and the city.
Boat Trip on the Bosphorus : A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
Rumeli Fortress : (FROM THE SEA, NO INTERIOR VISIT) Istanbul had been besieged many times before Mehmet the Conqueror took the city in 1453, but it managed to defend itself with the help of the Roman city walls.
The Lander's Tower : (FROM THE SEA, NO INTERIOR VISIT) This is a small and attractive tower built on an islet at the entrance to the Bosphorus. It is one of the symbols of Istanbul. Used in the past as a watchtower and a lighthouse, it has been preserved in its 19th Century appearance.
IMPORTANT NOTICE : This tour is not operated on Monday and Thursday.
What is Included in tour ?
Hotel Pick-up & drop-off - by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches.
Entrance Fees mentioned by the itineraries.
Professional Licenced Tour Guide.
Services Charges & Local Taxes.
What is Excluded in tour?
Drinks at lunch
Tips and gratuities
P.S : Free Pick-up & drop-off service are available only from the hotels located in the city center.
You will be informed for cost for pick-up & drop-off service from the hotels located out of the center.
Discounts : Please Mail us us for Group Booking discounts or for questions.