- 18/06/2017 at 11:44 pm #8722
Tour Name: Istanbul City Tour
Departure Point: Hotels in Istanbul
Tour Type: Private
Price: Please Ask
Istanbul City Tour – Full Day
Istanbul is one of the most rewarding tourist destinations in the world, offering an unequaled variety of experiences, sights, and discoveries. With one of the richest and most diverse cultures in the world, Istanbul is proud to be regarded as a crossroad of old and modern, of east and west, of Christianity and Islam, of Europe and Asia. Any traveler arriving for the first time in Istanbul will be amazed by the true charm of this diversity, almost feeling like a lifetime would not suffice to discover and see everything this city has to offer. Although many come here just to see the most popular tourist landmarks and explore the city on their own, Istanbul is also a high-class destination, with unique and exciting opportunities to feel like the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. Join us for this exclusive deluxe tour of Istanbul, with a special cruise on the Bosporus and a unique insight into the Asian side of the city.
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This private Istanbul tour will start in the morning when a luxury van will pick you up from your hotel. We will start our exclusive deluxe tour with one of the most luxurious and extravagant landmarks in the city. The Dolmabahce Palace is one of the most exuberant palaces of Istanbul, showing the true power and influence of the Ottoman Empire. The palace was built in the second half of the 19th century with a huge cost in gold, even for today’s standards. The equivalent of 35 tons of gold was spent in order to build this marvel, while another 14 tons of gold were used to decorate the ceiling of the palace. Apart from its unique charming architecture and luxurious decorations, Dolmabahce Palace hosts the largest collection of Bohemian and Baccarat crystal chandeliers in the world. Other than this, there are also a lot of valuable European works of art and precious treasures.
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2 HOURS BOSPHORUS CRUISE ON A PRIVATE YACHT
The Istanbul tour of the palace will last about one hour and after this inciting visit, you will have the chance to embark on a private exclusive yacht cruise of the Bosporus. We will leave the Kabatas Port onboard a luxurious modern yacht (same or similar to the picture above), with top class services and complimentary snacks and drinks. The private boat cruise on Bosphorus will offer several hours of excitement, with an unparalleled view of the Istanbul skyline, admiring the beautiful silhouettes of the palaces, mosques, and towers of the old city. The magnificent Ciragan Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Bosphorus Bridges, Maiden’s Tower and the beautiful Ottoman Yalis mansions will also make for charming views of the city. You will be given all the insightful information and legends about the places you see on the shore by the private tour guide. The exclusive deluxe tour will last about 2 hours and you return to the port at about noon.
LUNCH IN THE ASIAN SIDE
Your luxury van will be waiting at the port, ready to transfer you to the Asian side of Istanbul, over the Bosphorus Bridge (Bogazici Koprusu). You will have a delicious traditional lunch in a first class restaurant located in Salacak-Uskudar, with a unique charming view over the Maiden’s Tower and Sarayburnu. The exquisite Turkish cuisine will offer you plenty of delights, with a delicious meal of soup, starter plate, main plate (beef, meatballs or chicken), seasonal salad and dessert.
Following this traditional lunch, we will visit the beautiful Beylerbeyi Palace, located right under the bridge over the Bosporus. This magnificent summer residence of the Ottoman Sultans was built in 1860, featuring an exceptional architectural style, traditional for that century. The Palace has seen many important guests over the years and all have been amazed by its charming architecture. It also features exquisite original furniture, two bathing pavilions, gardens and a beautiful grand hall with pool and fountains.
COFFEE BREAK IN NAKKASTEPE
After the 45 minutes of the visit to the palace, you will continue this exclusive tour of Istanbul with a drive to Nakkasteppe, one of the best places to look over the city, with a perfect panorama of the legendary Bosporus and European side of Istanbul. Enjoying this peaceful moment of relaxation, you can enjoy a complimentary Turkish coffee from the please coffee house located on this charming hill.
The Istanbul City tour will approach its end while we cross to the European side of the city over another bridge (Mehmet the Conqueror Bridge), close to the Black Sea. You will be transferred back to your hotel with the private luxury van. This is one of the best exclusive deluxe tours of Istanbul, featuring a private yacht cruise on the Bosporus and visits to some of the most important landmarks of the city.
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