İstanbul Dolmabahce Palace & Bosphorus On Boat Tour (Full Day)

Duration

8 Hours

Location

İstanbul

T-Code

IST008

Pickup Time

Changeable (Up To Hotel Location - Summer / Winter Time.

DOLMABAHÇE PALACE The Dolmabahçe Palace, a blend of various European architectural styles, was built between 1843 – 1856 by Karabet Balyan, the court architect of Sultan Abdulmecid. The three –storied palace built on a symmetrical plan has 285 rooms and 43 halls. The palace has survived intact with its original decorations, furniture, and the silk carpets and curtains. Its surpasses all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence. (Harem is not included) BEZM-İ ALEM VALİDE SULTAN MOSQUE The mosque’s 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 1855, it was opened for prayer services. SHOPPING As Turkey is one of the best later 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. (Optional due to high traffic jam and long line for the Palace) LUNCH (Drinks are extra) 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. DRIVE BY BUS TO GOLDEN HORN As a natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of Istanbul. The inlet separates the European shore into two. It is approximately 8 km long, and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus. Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end. SPICE BAZAAR (EGYPTIAN BAZAAR) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS An amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE and ASIA, along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions up to the Rumeli Fortress. THE RUMELI FORTRESS (FROM THE SEA – NO INTERIOR VISIT) İstanbul 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.
Pick Up Location : Hotel pick-up & drop-off service are available only from the hotels located in the city center. There may be an extra charge for transportations from other locations or airport.

What is included in this tour?

  • Hotel pick up & drop off by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Service charges & local taxes

Whats not included in this tour?

  • Food,drink on ferry during Bosphorus cruise
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratiutes

Additional Info

We will pick you up from your hotel (city center hotels), then you will meet with your group and guide at the meeting point. We will visit:Dolmabahce Palace, Royal Garden of Dolmabahce Palace, Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque, The Clock Tower, Bosphorus By Boat, Rumeli Fortress (from the sea),  Golden Horn (by bus), City Walls (by bus) Spice Bazaar & Bosphorus By Boat  . End of the tour we will drop you off to your hotel.

TOUR LOCATIONS:

  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque
  • The Clock Tower
  • Lunch
  • Bosphorus by boat (Rumeli fortress, Ciragan Palace,Ortakoy Mosque,Military High School,Bosphour Bridge,Beylerbeyi Palace)
  • Spice Bazaar
  • Golden Horn(by bus)
  • City Walls(by bus)

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