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Half Day Bosphorus Cruise & Golden Horn

Tour Category Istanbul City Tours
Tour Name Bosphorus Cruise & Golden Horn
Duration Half Day 08:30 – 13:00
Tour Highlights Golden Horn, Balat, Byzantine City Walls (from the bus),
Spice Bazaar or Zindan Han (Women Prison),
Bosphorus Cruise,
Rumeli Fortress.

Golden Horn

The arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of ─░stanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Fener Orthodox Patriarchate, Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Ahrida Synagogue, Eyüp Sultan Mosque, named after the flagbearer of Prophet Mohammed, a place to worship and pilgrimage for the faithful and religious visitors, 22 kms. long Byzantine City Walls, the strongest fortification of the middle age.

Spice Bazaar

(Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc.

Bosphorus Cruise

Through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.

Rumeli Fortress

Historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture. (from the boat - no interior visit)

Zindan Han

In the afternoon Spice Bazaar maybe substitued with Zindan Han, built during the Byzantine Empire and was used as the first Women Prison in the world by the Ottomans. Restored back to the original style, today it is the Jewellery Center by Storks exhibiting the unique collections of famed products.

Including

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

Excluding

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to the Driver and Guide