Crucero por el Bósforo y visita al palacio Dolmabahce con almuerzo y cena: In the morning :Golden Horn (from the bus), 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 Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim), Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and 22 kms. long Byzantine City Walls, 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 (from the boat – no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture. (Visit to a leather showroom if time permits)Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant. Dolmabahçe Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans built by two Ottoman architects Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on a 110.000 m² area and served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire.
Famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls. Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes. Çamlca Hill, famous for its beautiful sunset and the widest bird’s eye panoramic view of stanbul from Marmara Sea to the Black Sea, gives a chance to see the Bosphorus and Golden Horn from one of the highest and most appealing places of the city.
Evening :Watching one of the best silhouettes in the world with Topkap Palace, Blue Mosque and the Leander' s Tower will be your exceptional experience to enjoy this imperial elegance and the unique panoramic view of the Bosphorus waterway which brings the two continents Europe and Asia, face to face. Dinner with the Turkish and international cuisine including unlimited local drinks on board of a Bosphorus yacht.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotels.
Duration: Eight hours for city tour (including 1,5 hours of guided boat tour) 3,5 hours dinner cruise.
Start/opening time: At 8.25am for day tour and at 7pm - 7.30pm for dinner cruise.
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic(please inform in which language do you want to join).
Others: : Dolmabahçe Palace on is closed on Monday and Thursday and replaced with Eyüp + Pierre Loti Coffee House + Miniatürk.
Includes: Free pick up and drop off from/to city center hotels, entrance fees, lunch during the city tour, guiding services during the city tour, dinner, unlimited local drinks + belly dance and folklore shows during dinner, A/C transportation, parking.
Excludes : Drinks during lunch and tips.