Half Day Afternoon Tour of Dolmabahce Palace & Asian Side (35 Euro)

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Istanbul is the biggest city of Turkey in terms of population, culture and economy. Although it is not the capital of the country, Istanbul is known as the center of Turkey in business, tourism and entertainment. So it is the second most crowded city in Europe while it is on the first place in Turkey. The city which unites Europe and Asia has other reasons to be chosen as a residence apart from provided job openings. First of those reasons is the Istanbul’s cultural wealth and unlimited entertainment choices which appeal to every age and every kind of person. Istanbul is lively and restless all day long and every season by every kind of concerts, fests and the activities that are running all day long in different places, exhibitions that take part periodically in the city and theatres, musicals and operas. In addition to this Istanbul is a real treasure from historical aspect. History of the city, which has been capital of 4 different empire including Byzantine and Ottoman, reaches to the B.C. Istanbul that carries traces from every corner of the history, unites not only civilizations but also the divine religions by mosques, church and synagogues. Istanbul has the first place in the list of the cities that a person should see before death if we start from the million stone which is in the Sultanahmet Square and accepted as the midpoint of Istanbul and with lots of palaces, fountains, church, mosques museums and squares. You can start your tour in this city, whose most important feature is reuniting two continents, with a boat tour in the Bosphorus where Marmara Sea and Black Sea water is coming together will be a perfect starting to get to know historical and natural tissue of the city. Boat tours for every budget and every time of the day with different entertainment introducing you history’s magnificent architecture that encircles the Bosphorus and at the same time it will be a perfect experience for the people who can’t find time to see infinite beauty of the city. It is impossible for you to not to come across buildings that are competing with each other in terms of beauty from every age every religion in each neighborhood in Istanbul which is the cradle of civilizations and the cultural capitol of Anatolia. One of them is Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue mosque) which has got 6 minarets and Ottoman imperial Sultan Ahmet had it made on the hippodrome square that has got few ruins of Byzantine Empire and named with his own name. You will feel yourself in a very different time while looking at the Blue Mosque which stands across with Hagia Sophia that was once a patriarch cathedral and turned into a mosque by the conqueror of the Istanbul Fatih Sultan Mehmet and now used as a museum. For the curious people, Fatih, Süleymaniye and Eyüp Sultan mosque which were built by Ottomans’ most important Imperials to the special and skillful architects constitutes Istanbul’s most important architectural buildings and Islamic centers. Istanbul also involves lots of patriarchate, Armenian Greek and Catholic churches and nearly 25 thousand Israelite citizen and synagogue for them by the help of its national richness. Topkapı, Çırağan, Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces which have been used as a house for sultans and statesmen are also some of the buildings that worth to be seen. Apart from that Istanbul has got lots of palace and so forth. For example ; İbrahim Paşa Palace which was made by the time’s very important statesmen, Aynalıkavak that witnessed different historical occasions and has traces of different architects, Hidiv, Ihlamur, Küçüksu and Maslak pavilions and Adile Sultan Palace, Çİfte(double) Palace and other buildings are waiting for visitors. Visitors will not be able to hide their admiration to these buildings’ architectural structure and the other features they have added to Istanbul while witnessing Istanbul’s cultural and historical evolvement and change.

Regular
Half Day
1 day

13.00: You will picked up from your hotel to have afternoon
bus tour of two continents, we will visit;

DOLMABAHCE PALACE The Dolmabahce 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 it’s original decorations, furniture, and the silk carpets and curtains. It surpasses all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence.

13.00: You will picked up from your hotel to have afternoon
bus tour of two continents, we will visit;

DOLMABAHCE PALACE The Dolmabahce 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 it’s original decorations, furniture, and the silk carpets and curtains. It surpasses all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence.

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 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.

Attractions: 

Dolmabahçe (filled in garden; in the early 17th century a villa was erected here on a filled in piece of ground) is the name for a palace built by members of the Armenian family Balyan. It was built in 1843-1856 for Sultan Abdül Mecit.

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......

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.

Tour Price

Date Range Pax From Pax To Per Person Double Per Person Single Supplement Triple Per Person
2013-05-13 to 2014-05-31 1 1 35.00EUR

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