Cruise on the Bosphorus, Istanbul
First, we would drive to Spice Bazaar through the old city walls. Spice bazaar which has more than 85 shops which sell Turkish delight, sweets, jeweler, dried fruits & nuts. It is opened on all working days as well as Sundays. On working days, they last up to 7 in the night and on Sundays it reduces to 6 in the evenings. It remains closed on public holidays and days of religious specialties. from spice bazaar we will drive to our cruise for sightseeing at Bosphorus Strait harbor, it connects two giant continents, Asia and Europe and there lies it’s significant too. Istanbul is situated on both sides of the Bosphorus which is a strait of the Black Sea and Marmara. When we reach the second bridge of Bosphorus we will be able to see the waterfront palaces of the sultans and their pasha’s villas. Our guide will explain you all the details of the palaces, the tower, and other monuments. We then visit the Maiden towers, Maiden Tower aka The Leander’s Tower can be enjoyed while the cruise journey, it is located on a very small island at the entry point of Bosphorus. The tower is now a well-known restaurant and café. Now we will move to Ortakoy Mosque as next. It is situated at Ortakoy on the water side and is built in the year 1721 and rebuilt under the instruction of the Ottomans in 1854 and 1856. Adjacent to it we will have a chance to see Rumeli Fortress also known as Rumeli Hisari is in the Sariyer county, which is the European side of the Istanbul. It was built by the Ottoman sultan in the year 1452. It was built in order to control the traffic on the strait and also to prevent aid from the Black Sea. Now it is a museum and an open-air theater during summer.
Beylerbeyi Palace is yet another attraction of the day and after this our major locations to see winds up. It is constructed in the year 1861 by sultan Abdulaziz as a summer residence.
Places You will Visit in Bosphorus Cruise Tour
We will see few distant visuals of some old style villas and we will return back to the dock as the ride for the day is over. Our driver will drop you back at the hotel you are staying.
- Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off (from central Hotels)
- All Transportations in the tour
- Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise
- Professional Guide
- Parking Fees
- Local Taxes
- Personal Expenses
- Lunch and Drinks
- Optional Istanbul Day Tours
- Optional Istanbul Dinner & Show Cruise