Morning Bosphorus Boat Tour and Afternoon Ottoman Relics Tour in Istanbul with Lunch (14049P49)
Turkey, Marmara, Istanbul
Cruise along the Bosphorous for a tour and enjoy a walk to the Spice Bazaar.Afternoon visiting Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar.
Daily departs at 08.30 and returns at 12.00
After pick up from hotel you will be transfered to tour point. Our tour starts at Eminonu with Spice Bazaar.
Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Market), built between 1597 and 1664, it is the second oldest covered bazaar in the city.You may find there many different aromas of various spices. The shops sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc..
After Spice Bazaar we will visit one of the most famous mosques built by Mimar Sinan.
Rustem Pasha Mosque; Mimar Sinan built this mosque in 1560 for Rustem Pasha, son-in-law and the grand vizier of Soliman the Magnificent. Its particular beauty lies in the Iznik tiles covering it both inside and out.
After Spice Bazaar and Rustempasha mosque you will cruise on Bosphorus, where you will have opportunity to see European and Asian side of Istanbul. Duration of Bosphorus cruise is around 1 hour.
Bosphorus Cruise; the Bosphorus strait connects the sea of Marmara to the Black Sea and separates Europe and Asia, making Istanbul one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the only one built astride two continents. This romantic cruise along the Bosphorus will allow you to admire the Dolmabahce Plalace, the Beylerbeyi Palace, the Ciragan Palace, and the Rumeli Fortress, along with ancient wooden villas, bridges and all the wonderful and unique maritime landscapes.
After Lunch our next stop is Topkapi Palace, the home of the Ottoman sultans, their harem, and their eunuchs for around 400 years.
Finally, delve into the stalls and alleyways of the Grand Bazaar, one of the most famous markets in the world. Haggle for jewelry, leather or carpets or simply window shop. Your tour finishes at 5pm in central Sultanahmet.