08:30 – Our shuttle service will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the meeting point for starting the full-day tour.
Once you meet with other tour participants and a tour guide you will drive to Pierre Loti Hill which is one of the highest points on the European side of Istanbul. You can watch the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus and take a picture. After a short break in here, we will take Cable Car (Teleferic) down to Eyup District where we will visit the Holy Abu Ayyup Al Ansari Tomb and the first mosque in Istanbul after the conquest of Istanbul which is Eyup Sultan Mosque. It is one of the popular mosques for Muslims. It is ordered to be built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet in 1453 right after the conquest and completed in 1458. Our professional Istanbul tour guide informs you more about the mosque and tomb then we will drive along to Old Byzantium City Walls surrounding Constantinople. These were built for defensive purposes to protect the city from enemies. We will drive all the way to the city walls to one of the shopping malls (outlet center). We will spend around one hour that gives you chance to find all famous brands at a reasonable price. From here we will drive to Golden horn again to embark on the Boat. We will have lunch on the boat and sail between two continents. Bosphorus Cruise is one of the best activities that you must do while you are in Istanbul. While you are sailing on Bosphorus, you will be able to see the Asain and European Shores that host many old historical palaces like Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, and many old Ottoman Mansions lying along the shores. Sail back to the Golden Horn. On the way back we will be able to see Maiden’s Tower was used as a lighthouse and control tower during the Ottoman Empire and now it is used as a restaurant.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel by our shuttle services around 17:30