Full day of bosphorus & two continents

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08.15: You will picked up from your hotel to have full day
boat and bus tour of Bosphorus & Two Continentss, we will visit;

CITY WALLS The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmed 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 appx. 8 km long, and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus. Two streams drain into this inlet at it’s far end.

SPICE/EGYPTIAN BAZAAR The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and everyother conceivable herb and spice, also you could buy some small-gift to your friend or family such as Turkish delight(Lokum), Turkish coffee, apple tea etc.

CRUISE ON THE BOSPHORUS An amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE & ASIA, along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, Ottaman Mansions up to Rumeli Fortress.

THE RUMELI FORTRESS (FROM THE SEA) Istanbul had been besieged many times before Mehmed the Conqueror took the city in 1453, but it managed to defend itself with help of the Roman city walls.

After the Cruise on the Bosphorus , we will have a nice Turkish Lunch break at restaurant.

DRIVE OVER THE BOSPHORUS BRIDGE We will accross the Bosphorus by the 64 meters high bridge, which will let you see a breathtaking view between European and Asian sides. After little drive on Bosphorus Bridge you will find yourself in Asia and we will go to Beylerbeyi Palace.

BEYLERBEYI PALACE The summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian Side. After interior visit of Beylerbeyi Palace we will drive up to Camlica Hill

CAMLICA HILL one of the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the charming panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscape in traditional style, as you sip your drinks in a cafeteria.

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.

Important Note: Beylerbeyi Palace closed on Monday and Thursday, replaced with Chora Museum.

17.00: At the end of the tour we will drop back you to your hotel.

What’s Included;
• Professional English speaking guide on tours.
• Full day guided tours mentioned in the itinerary.
• Lunch (vegetarian food is available as well)
• All transfers mentioned in the itinerary.
• All museum and entrance fees where necessary.
• All Local taxes & No extra or hidden costs!

What's not included;
• Travel Insurance
• Tips & Personal Expenses
• Beverages

Attractions: 

A 14th century castle from the Ottoman's first attempt to capture Istanbul, Anatolian Fortress is located on the Asian shore of the city at the narrowest point of the Bosphorus Strait. Sultan Yildirim Bayezit built this fortress in 1395 on the ruins of an old temple dedicated to Zeus.

The Spice Bazaar is a must-experience for foodies visiting Istanbul. Also known as the Egyptian Market, or Misir Çarsisi, in Turkish, this market dates back to 1664 and is the second-oldest covered shopping area in Istanbul.

The Bosphorus Bridge spans the Bosphorus Strait and provides the unique chance to step from one continent Ortakoy (European side) to another Beylerbeyi (Asian side), within a few minutes. The Ataturk Bridge carries 200,000 vehicles and 600,000 people a day......

A 14th century castle from the Ottoman's first attempt to capture Istanbul, Anatolian Fortress is located on the Asian shore of the city at the narrowest point of the Bosphorus Strait. Sultan Yildirim Bayezit built this fortress in 1395 on the ruins of an old temple dedicated to Zeus.

Beylerbeyi (means “Lord of the Lords”) Palace was built as the summer residence of the Sultans, is located at Beylerbeyi neighborhood on the Asian shore of the Bosporus. It was ordered by the Sultan Abdulaziz and built in between 1861-1865 by the chief architects Sarkis Balyan and Agop Balyan.

Çamlıca Hill is one of the highest points of the Bosphorus and Istanbul, 263 m high from the sea level. It was used as a picnic area. In the early 1980′ the Touring Automobile Association built a series of restaurants which include a Turkish cafe and a park.

The ancient Greek colonists chose Halic or Golden Horn to be the site for Byzantium. The natural harbor made it convenient for sea traffic-both commercial and martial.

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