Enjoy a 2-day guided tour of Istanbul, Old City, and The Bosphorus By Boat. Includes lunch, entrances fees, minivan, licensed guide and boat trip.Description
Begin your tour program at one of Istanbul's greatest architectural masterpieces; Hagia Sophia. This 6th century basilica will stun you with its towering minarets and beautiful handcrafted mosaics.
Head to the Blue Mosque. One of the most famous monuments in all of Turkey, the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque) is a monument to the Ottoman empire and its builders. It gets its name from the more than twenty-thousand Iznik blue tiles that adorn its facade and interior. Let the history impress you as you receive a tour. You then step back in time a bit to the Hippodrome. Imagine what life might have been like as locals traveled to see the chariot races at this famous sports arena.
Take a shopping break as you head to the Grand Bazaar, where you'll have the chance to barter on everything from fine leather goods, to spices and plenty of sweets to satisfy your sweet tooth.
After lunch,You will visit the Roman Water Reservoir ; the last monument of the first day.
Day Two starts with the Spice Bazaar, a Bosphorus cruise accompanied by your tour guide. Enjoy being treated to several stops along this epic waterway, which divides Europe and Asia. The ferry operates from Eminou, port 3 at Bogaz Hatti. Step onto a traditional boat, with seats on the outside for perfect and unobstructed views of the city around you. We make our first stop at Besiktas, the downtown of European Istanbul.
Once the ship sets sail again, pass many lovely houses built along the European Side of the straight. We will pass by huge European Fortresses constructed by Sultan Mehmed II in 1452 before the conquering of Istanbul.
After lunch, pass from Bosphorus Bridge to the Asian Continent of The City where you will go to the highest panoramic point of the city; Camlica Hill, from where the whole city is under your feet.Highlights
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Private guide for a more personalized experience
- Multi-Day Trip
- Small-group tour by minibus
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
: Istanbul, TurkeyDuration
: 2 days Voucher Redembtion
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