Half day morning tour of bosphorus by boat

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08.15: You will picked up from your hotel to have morning
Bus & Boat Tour of Boshprous.

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.

13.00: 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.
• 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

Attractions: 

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.

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 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......

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.

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