Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Turkey
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Tour description

Explore the magnificient Dolmabahce Palace and get caught up in the impressive history of Ottoman Empire. With your guide visit the palace with out waitingin a longqueue. After visiting the palace, you will be taken to the boat and while sailing you will have the chance to explore the city highlights both on European & Asiansides of the city in 2,5 hrs. Also you will have the opportunity to visit an Ottoman palace on the Asian side of Istanbul , the famous "Kucuksu Palace". After the boat ride, we will drive you through the neighbourhoods by the Golden Horn and you will enjoy some free time  at Pierre Loti Hill for lunch.

We pick you up from your hotel in the morning and first you will be taken to the Dolmabahce Palace. The visit of the Dolmabahce Palace lasts about one and a half hour. After visiting the rooms, hallsand the collections of the palace, you will be taken to the Kasımpasa Pier by bus toembark the boat. Your boat tour experience will begin from Golden Horn and continue with the Bosphorus Strait. During this 2,5 hours cruise your tour guide will inform you about all the highlights of Golden horn and Bosphorus. You will discover the city and learn about Istanbul’s famous land marks such as; Galata Tower, Galata Bridge and  Süleymaniye Mosque and many more… You will explore the uniqe beauty of the Bosphorus and the two continents (Europe and Asia). You will get a break and set foot on the Asian side to visit one of the most famous Ottoman Imperial palaces; Kucuksu Palace a small palace constructed in 1856 in Baroque style. (The Kucuksu Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays, we visit the Rumeli Fortress instead) After visiting the palace, your tour guide will give you some free time so you can walk around and take some great photos. Then back to the boat again and you will get the learn more about the city. Boat Cruise will end up at Eminonu Pier where you will continue with your Old City bus tour. There, first you will be driven thorough the towns of Golden Horn and then to the famous Pierre Lotti Hill which is one the famous hills in  İstanbul. There is a great scenery from the hill. Enjoy your free time for lunch before the Cable Car Ride Experience. After the cable car you will be driven around the Old City to see the historical city walls dating back from the time of Byzantine emperor Theodosius 2nd. 5th Century. At the end of the tour you will be dropped at Sultanahmet Square where the tour terminates .

What's included

  • Hotel pickup
  • Port pickup
  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop-off