Bosphorous and 2 Continents Tour - Full Day (09:00
Meet you at the cruise port of Istanbul, the airport or
your hotel in the morning, for a tour of visiting ;
Spice Bazaar: This covered market is an
attractive L-shaped building to the southwest of the Yeni
Cami. Its English name survives from the time when the market
specialized in the sale of spices and herbs, as well as medicinal
plants and drugs.
Boat Cruise on Bosphorus: The Bosphorus
- the waterway between two continents - is beautiful at any
time, day or night in any season. On the way to the Black
Sea, you can see the finest and richest examples of the Ottoman
houses and palaces on the shores.
Rumeli Fortress: In 1452, Mehmet II prepared
to besiege Constantinople by constructing a fortress at Rumeli
Hisari. It took less than four months to build, thanks to
3000 laborers and master masons assigned to the task. Its
crenellated walls and round towers are popular with photgraphers
and what you see from the top of the walls is one of the nicest
view of the Bosphorus.
After a lunch break we continue the tour visiting;
Dolmabahce Palace: This area was originally the bay where
the navy anchored in the early periods when the Ottomans conquered
Istanbul. Between 1611-1614, this bay had been filled in and
a timber building with a large garden called "the Besiktas
Palace" had been built with the order of Sultan Ahmet
I. The land of the Besiktas Palace, which had become completely
useless due to a fire, was chosen as the site of the new palace
by Sultan Abdulmecit I, since it was by the sea side and close
to the city center.
Bosphorus Bridge: Unique chance to step
from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) within few minutes.
The Ataturk Bridge carries 200.000 vehicles and 600.000 people
a day. It is the 4th longest suspension bridges in the Europe
and 7th in the world.
Camlica Hill: Camlica Hill is one of the
highest point of the Bosphorus and Istanbul. The Camlica Hill
has a wonderful panorama including the Sea of Marmara, the
Bosphorus, Historical Peninsula and islands.
At the end of the tour transfer back to the port or your