Must – See Bosphorus Stops 1 +2 (Europe + Asia)

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul
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  • 8 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

We strongly advise you our Whirling Dervish Ceremony: Go on a Spiritual Journey Half Day Tour in order to enrich your Istanbul holiday!

- Start the day with Spice Bazaar, listen to the miracle of the herbs and taste delicious Turkish delights here.
- Crossing from Besiktas to Uskudar by boat and have lunch here in a local restaurant.
- In the afternoon, visit the famous mosques of Uskudar district. Start with Semsi Pasha Mosque from 16th century, designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan.
- Continue with Yeni Valide Mosque from 18th century.
- The last mosque we see here is another masterpiece of Mimar Sinan, Mihrimah Sultan Mosque.
- Before crossing back to European side by boat, we visit local Fish Market.
- And finally, last stop of the day is Dolmabahce Palace. We will also visit Harem of Dolmabahce Palace.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Halic, Istanbul Turkiye

We drive on the southern shores of Golden Horn that makes this tour unique. Churches, mosques, Byzantine city walls, mousoleums to see enroute.

Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkiye

This Bazaar is a historical place to visit that is still use for purchasing spices, turkish coffee, herbs etc.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkiye

Bosphorus Strait is the hoghlight of Istanbul. We spent 90 minutes on the boat but we see the Bosphorus most of the time during the tour

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Yeni Valide Mosque Complex, Hakimiyeti Milliye Cad. Uskudar Merkez, Uskudar, Istanbul Turkiye

Yeni Valide Mosque is an 18th century Ottoman mosque

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mihrimah Sultan Camii, Fevzi Pasa Caddesi Karagumruk Mh., Istanbul 34664 Turkiye

This mosque is another masterpiece of Mimar Sinan, dedicated to the daughter of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Dolmabahce Palace, Visnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357 Turkiye

Dolmabahçe Palace is a 19th century palace that was constracted by sultan Abdulmecit. The architect is Balyan and it was styled in Baroc and Rokoko. Wonderfull paintings, handmade carpets, furniture. Your guide explains the history, legends, architecture..

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Semsi Pasa Mosque Complex, Merkez Uskudar Uskudar, Istanbul Turkiye

This 16th century mosque is designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for Grand Vizier Semsi Pasha

Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English speaking licenced & professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch - 3-course lunch
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Dolmabahce Palace entrance fee
  • Roundtrip boat transfer between European& Asian Side
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace

Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages in lunch
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Monday, it will be replaced with Galata Tower and its neighbourhood
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Mısır Çarşısı, Rüstem Paşa, Erzak Ambarı Sok. No:92, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off from centrally located Istanbul hotels.


Departure Time

09:00 AM


Return Details

Dolmabahçe Palace, Vişnezade, Dolmabahçe Cd., 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

sllee8

08 Dec, 2022

We had the best guide, Diana, who was informative and caring. Ibrahim, our driver, was very kind too. We enjoyed the trip from the beginning till the end. The cruise was a joy. Glad to be on both continents in 1 day!

mel2567

24 Nov, 2022

Dogus (who is with Istanbul Walks) was great, we really enjoyed our day with her! We have been in Istanbul for almost a week but learned a lot of new and interesting facts, and we wish we had done this tour sooner on our trip because she pointed out a lot of fun things we didn’t know about. My only advice to other travelers, especially Western visitors, is to do your research before entering the Spice Market as it is very easy to be persuaded into purchasing/spending more than intended. We took some of our favorite pictures from the trip on the Bosphorus cruise!

Anne_D

28 Oct, 2022

This tour was a disaster from the beginning. We were rescheduled twice and finally we went. If you are looking for something informative with an interactive guide, look somewhere else. At the spice market, we were told nothing of the history but were instead led inside to a vendor and expected to spend money. The tour guide did the least during the Bosphorus cruise. They did not tell us any history about any of the buildings or monuments along the Bosphorus. We were left googling and guessing what the landmarks were. When we arrived at the Asian side for lunch, we were told nothing about the area of the history, instead just led to a restaurant. What was described as a three course lunch was in reality just one course of dry and oily meat. No dessert. The guide was just a baby sitter at the palace and just walked ahead of us and left us to interact with the palace provided headsets without offering any additional insight into the experience. We were told it was because they couldn’t speak inside the palace but we went past many larger sized groups with guides. Super disappointing. Do not book.

danac112588

12 Oct, 2022

This tour was the best way to start my trip to Istanbul! Having never been to Turkey before, I figured booking an organized tour would be the smartest way to familiarize myself with the area. Our time with Ludvic (spelling might be wrong) was the most enjoyable and informational experience. His knowledge is impeccable, and he easily answered all of our questions. Also, the restaurant he took us to for lunch was delicious! I highly recommend this tour, and wish I had coordinated another tour with him to see more sights not included. Everything went smoothly, and the hotel pickup and drop off is a huge perk, you’ll understand why when you start trying to coordinate taxis by yourself in the city. Not very easy, and prices are not always fair.

peterdR720YO

18 Sep, 2022

Great tour guide, but this tour is not value for money. The palace has some good bits but is mostly boring and it is annoying not to be able to see it at your own speed. The 90 minute cruise is pleasant, but there are many other operators offering a cruise for cheaper.

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Wonderful experience filled with knowledge

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Dogus was the best tour guide!!!!

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Nice trip but could have been better.

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Fantastic tour with a great tour guide.

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Amazing day tour for both land and sea experience

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Excursion not to be missed in Istanbul

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