(Half Day Morning Tour)
GOLDEN HORN is arm of the İstanbul strait and a natural harbour seperating European shore into two; old city and the new İstanbul. Golden Horn was a residential area of non-muslim minorities like Byzantine Jews or Italian traders. During this panoramic drive through Golden Horn you’ll see; Byzantine City Walls, strongest defensive walls of the middle age, Fener Orthodox Patriarchate, The seat of Orthodox Christianity, Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian which was built in a night and Jewish Hospital Or-Ahayim.
SPICE BAZAAR was the center of the spice trade is İstanbul during the Ottoman period and it still is. Now you can also find Turkish delights and small souvenirs like devil eyes, Turkish coffee pots and cups.
BOSPHORUS CRUISE is a must In order to complete your İstanbul experience.
Cruise on the İstanbul Strait, separating two continents Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take pictures of suspension bridges connecting Europe to Asia, marble summer palaces, wooden villas of Ottoman architecture, modern luxury residential and apartments.
RUMELI FORTRESS, situated at the narrowest part of the İstanbul Strait, was built by the Conqueror to control Bosphorus and prevent aid from the Black Sea during the Turkish siege of the city.
(Visit to a leather showroom if time permits)
also visioned during the tour
IMPERIAL GARDENS OF ROYAL YILDIZ PALACE
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE connecting EUROPE & ASIA continents * BEYLERBEYİ PALACE
from the boat
THIS TOUR TERMINATES AT TAKSİM SQUARE
Bosphorus Tours are practiced with regular boat if minimum number of attendants is not provided for the private boat