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Full Day Bosphorus Cruise & Asia Tour

Tour Category Istanbul Two Continents Tours
Tour Name Bosphorus Cruise & Asia Tour
Duration Full Day 08:30 – 17:30
Tour Highlights Spice Market also called Egyptian Bazaar,
Bosphorus Cruise (approx. 1,5 hours by boat)
Bosphorus Bridge,
Beylerbeyi Palace,
Camlica Hill.
Description Discover one of the most beautiful sights in the world , the Bosphorus, which is a strait between the two continents - Europe & Asia.

Spice Bazaar

It is located at Eminonu behind the New Mosque(Valide Sultan Mosque).It was constructed by Turhan Sultan in 1660 as a pious foundation attached to New Mosque.

Bosphorus Cruise

A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia. One of the world’s most strategic waterways, Bosphorus is the strait between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara; it is an inundated valley that follows an irregular northeast-southwest course 32km (20 miles) long, 730-3300m (800-3600 yards) wide, 30-120m (100-395ft) deep.

With the shores rising to heights up to 200m (650ft), lined with palaces, ruins, villages, and gardens, this is one of the most beautiful stretches of scenery in Turkey. The best way of seeing the Bosphorus in all its beauty is to take a trip on one of the coastal boats, in this way you can also admire many of the old Ottoman wooden houses (called as Yali in Turkish).

The Bosphorus Bridge

 

Also called the First Bosphorus Bridge is a bridge in Istanbul, Turkey spanning the Bosphorus strait (Turkish: Boğaziçi)The bridge is located between Ortaköy (European side) and Beylerbeyi (Asian side). It is a gravity anchored suspension bridge with steel pylons and inclined hangers. The aerodynamic deck is hanging on zigzag steel cables. It is 1,510 m long with a deck width of 39 m. The distance between the towers (main span) is 1,074 m (World rank: 13th) and their height over road level is 105 m. The clearance of the bridge from sea level is 64 m. It was the 4th longest suspension bridge in the world when completed in 1973, and the longest outside the United States of America.

Beylerbeyi Palace

It was built by Sarkis Balyan Usta by order of Sultan Abdulaziz in 1865. It is on the Asian coast of Bosphorus, which was constructed as a Summer House, in the same style as the Dolmabahce Palace.

Camlica Hill

It is the highest point of Istanbul. The most beautiful sunsets in the entire city can be viewed from this hill. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, Iandscaped in traditional style.

 

Including

  • Hotel pick up and Drop off
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • All transportation in A/C & non-smoking vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees to the sites and museums
  • Local Taxes and Service Charge

Excluding

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to the Driver and Guide
  • Drinks with Lunch

 

NOTES:
** Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.
** Bosphorus Cruise can be arranged on a Private Boat on request.