Around 08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel. Your hotel must be central. After collecting the other tour participants from different hotels, you will be taken to the meeting point. Meet with the local Istanbul Tour guide then start the tour.
Today our first visit will be the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace and its Royal Garden. Get general information about Istanbul and Palace before entering. Dolmabahce Palace has marvelous interior decoration and original furniture. It was used for hosting foreign administrative people and the last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. We also see the Bezm-i Alem Valide Mosque then drive to the restaurant. After having lunch, we will drive along the Golden Horn to the Spice Bazaar, where you will have a chance to test fresh spices and Turkish delights and also many shops in the famous Spice Bazaar. we walk across to road to the port to embark on the boat and start the sail between two continents. Bosphorus Cruise gives you a chance to see two continents at the same time. There are a lot of monuments to see along with the Bosphorus shore such as Ciragin Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Old Ottoman Pasha Villas called Yali, and more.
After cruising on the Bosphorus, we disembark from the boat and you will be transferred back to the hotel around 17:00 / 17:30.
my family and I went to Istanbul on the new year’s holiday, we just returned home and wanted the recommend this experience to others. The only that I can say is that was great…
Dolmabahce Palace Museum is a must-see in Istanbul! I was very lucky to join a guided tour, he gave me a very detailed lesson about the history of the Dolmabahce Palace and other sights of Istanbul. If you visit Istanbul without a guide, you will lose all the beauty of the mystic city. Also on the Bosphorus sightseeing cruise trip, the tour guide told us about Istanbul’s history before and now. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, told not only with great passion but also very detailed, not least with great joy and sense of humor. This was my first guided tour in Turkey and liked it. Had a wonderful day in Istanbul and highly recommend this daily tour and guide.
We went on this tour with one of our friends’ recommendation. Every step of the tour program was arranged very well. The tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable about each site of the places. My wife and I are delighted.