Bosphorus boat and bus tour with cable car: Discover two fascinating sides of Istanbul with a cruise along the Bosphorous and a bus trip exploring the roots of the city. Immerse yourself in a rich, vibrant history and landscape while exploring this wondrous cultural landscape.
Make your way to the shores of the Bosphorous, board a boat, and head out into the waters. cruising along the shoreline, gaze at the views of the opulent Dolmabahce Palace and the simplicity of the solitary Leanders Tower. Remark at the expansive suspension bridges connecting the city, the grandeur of the Rumeli Fortress, and the many fine seaside mansions. Afterwards, climb Pierre Loti Hill by cable car and enjoy the fantastic panoramic views of the city below, before boarding a bus and heading into the streets.
the northern bank of the Golden Horn, dive into a dynamic immigrant district with a long-standing history. Settled long ago by Byzantine Jews and Italian traders, drive through history in Balat, viewing the extravagance of the Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian. Visit the stately Jewish Hospital and the picturesque facade of the Fener Orthodox Patriarchate. See the long Byzantine City Walls, the strongest fortification of the middle age.
An opportunity to experience two unique sides of this captivating city on the sea, be drawn into the allure of Istanbul from the amazing scenery along the water's edge of the Bosphorous, by ground through Balat, and from the soaring heights of the cable car.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.
Duration: Four hours.
Start/opening time: 1-1.30pm.
End/closing time: 5.30pm.