Today you will have a great enjoyable tour and have a chance to been on two continents.
Our staff will pick you up from your accommodation at around 08:30 then you will be taken to tour departure point. You will meet with Istanbul Tour Guide and other tour participants then start the tour.
Our first visit will be the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Market) where you will find any kind of spices. All spices are fresh and you will be dazzling with its smelling. You will be able to shop in here as well. After spending half an hour / 45 minutes in the Spice Bazaar, we will embark on a boat for Bosphorus boat cruise sightseeing and start the sail between two continents. While we are sailing we will see the most expensive villas in Istanbul lying along the Bosphorus Shore. Also, Ciragin Kempinski, Dolmabahce Palace, Old Pasha Villas, Leander’s Tower can be seen from the boat during Bosphorus Cruise. We will sail up to second Bridge of Bosphorus and sail back to the starting point of the boat. After 1,5 hours sail, disembark and meet with the vehicle. We drive to the restaurant to have lunch.
After having lunch in a local restaurant, we drive to Asia Side of Istanbul by passing suspended Bosphorus Bridge. You will enjoy the great view of Bosphorus while we are driving on the Bridge.
When we pass the Bridge, we will drive to Beylerbeyi Palace Museum which was the last summer palace of Ottoman Sultans. It is a great palace with its incredible decoration inside. Our professional Istanbul tour guide will explain all the history and architecture of the palace.
Our last visit will be Camlica Hill where is the highest point of Istanbul. You will have a chance to take perfect photos of Istanbul. From here, you will be able to see all Istanbul under your foot. You will see both continents at a glance.
After enjoy leisure time on top of the Camlica hill we will drive back to European sight again passing over Bosphorus Bridge then you will be dropped off back your hotel around 17:00.
This tour was an incredible way to experience Istanbul’s beauty and culture from a different perspective. The Bosphorus Cruise offered stunning views of the city’s iconic landmarks, including the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the Blue Mosque. The boat was comfortable, and the crew was friendly and informative, providing us with a wealth of knowledge about the city’s history and culture. The highlight of the tour was visiting two different continents in one day. We crossed the Bosphorus Bridge, which connects Europe and Asia, and visited the charming neighborhood of Camlica Hill on the Asian side of Istanbul. The guide gave us a fascinating insight into the neighborhood’s history and culture. We watched Istanbul from the hill. The tour company reserves the right to change the program without notice due to operational reasons. In this program, they were going to show Beylerbeyi Palace, but they changed it and showed Dolmabahçe Palace. That made it even better for us :). We then returned to the European side of Istanbul and visited the Dolmabahce Palace, a magnificent palace built in the 19th century. The interior was opulent, with crystal chandeliers, gold leaf ceilings, and intricate marble work. The guide gave us a detailed history of the palace and its significance in Istanbul’s history. Overall, the Bosphorus cruise and discover two continents tour program by Toursce tour company was a fantastic experience. The itinerary was well-planned, and we had enough time to explore each attraction thoroughly. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating, making the tour both informative and enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Istanbul who wants to experience the city’s beauty and culture from a different perspective.