Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Cruise (Istanbul – European Side)

Have a royal experience at the Dolmabahce Palace and explore the highlights of the European side of Istanbul.

Get a taste of history and mix it with the amazing vistas that the Bosporus cruise has to offer.

To awaken your senses, even more, welcome to the Spice Bazaar where you can savor the exotic fragrances of an infinite variety of spices and herbs.

After lunch, hop on a romantic cruise through the very soul of Istanbul, where the two continents greet each other and enjoy the extraordinary surroundings filled with palaces, royal parks, and villas. Discover the Bosphorus Strait’s outstanding beauty and marvel at the grandiose sights of the Bosphorus Bridge. To not leave anything unseen let’s get on a bird’s wing and see it all from above on a cable car tour up to Pierre Loti Hill.

  • Duration:
  • Included
    • Full transport to and from
    • Professional tour guide
    • Onboard live commentary
    • Entry fees
    • Lunch
  • Excluded
    • Drinks with lunch
    • Personal expenses
  • Price: €

The main places that you will get to see:

Golden Horn

Imperative to the development of Istanbul, the inlet divides the European shore in two. Therefore, two streams drain into this 8km long inlet with its largest entrance from the Bosphorus.

City Wall

Stretching from the Golden Horn to the Sea of Marmara, the first walls were built long before Constantine and Istanbul itself. Admire this wonderful fortress with its 7 towers and thousands of years of history.

Spice Market

Get immersed in a world full of colors and mystical aromas which will liven up your senses. Find all kinds of conceivable spices, herbs, flowers, and much more… A perfect place to take some remarkable photos.

Bosphorus Cruise

Embark on this romantic cruise and wander at the wealthy shores lined with palaces, fortresses, fishing villages, and wooden villas. Passing by the Dolmabahce Palace, the imperial parks and pavilions of Yildiz palace, we will reach Ortakoy, where an array of artists gather to display their artworks.

Bosphorus Bridge

Stroll across the only bridge in the world that connects Europe with Asia and absorb the astounding scenery.

Beylerbeyi Palace

Feel the fine nuances of the still intact summer residence of the Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and sublime gardens.

Camlica Hill

Feel the whole city in the palm of your hand at the highest point of Istanbul. Have a break in the lovely gardens and enjoy the marvelous panorama over the city.

Pierre Loti Hill

Overlooking the Golden Horn, the hill is named after the famous French writer who was frequently coming here to get inspired. It is an ideal place for leisure, with a restaurant, shop, hookah café, and the Pierre Loti Hill Café. Enjoy the panoramic view from the observation deck or with the telescope.

Important notices:

Lunch: unwind and indulge in a delicious 3-course meal at a seafood restaurant.
Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Monday and Thursday – it is replaced with Chora Museum.

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