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Istanbul: Sightseeing Tour with Bosphprus Cruise

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Activity provider: Apasas Travel Turkey

Istanbul: Sightseeing Tour with Bosphprus Cruise

Activity provider: Apasas Travel Turkey

From US$ 81.19 per person

Explore the highlights of Istanbul and cruise along the Bosphorus strait with this tour. Visit Beylerbeyi Palace and Rumeli Fortress and take in the sweeping city views from Camlica hill.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Peruse local products on a shopping tour
  • Relax, as you cruise along the Bosphorus Strait
  • Sail past wooden villas, marble palaces, fortresses, and fishing villages
  • Admire panoramic views of Istanbul and the Bosphorus Strait from Camlica Hill
  • See the military architecture at Rumeli Fortress
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Discover Istanbul as you sail along the waterway that separates Europe and Asia on a Bosphorus strait boat tour. Appreciate historic architecture at Beylerbeyi Palace and Rumeli Fortress. Admire local crafts with a local shopping tour. Choose from a group or private option.

Be picked up from your hotel at 8:30 am and hop aboard a Bosphorus river cruise. Travel along a shore lined with old wooden villas, fortresses, small fishing villages and the diverse neighborhood of Ortakoy. Marvel at palaces like Dolmabahce, Yildiz, and Ciragan.

Travel to Rumeli Fortress to get up close to the fortifications and appreciate how this building is both defensive and beautiful. Head to Beylerbeyi Palace to admire the grand summer residence of Ottoman sultans. Step from one continent as you cross the Bosphorus bridge.

Take in the views at the highest point in Istanbul at Camlica hill. Stroll through Ottoman-style garden landscaping. See local silk, carpet, jewelry, and handcraft artisans working on their craft, and get the chance to purchase a souvenir. 

  • Hotel pick and drop-off
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Guided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise
  • Shopping tour
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Food and drink
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Insurance

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Selma our guide was excellent. This was a small group which meant you got a personal experience. The trip to the shop at the spice bazaar was interesting with some lovely food and drink given. Beware if you buy! The produce is very expensive indeed. Excellent quality, but just saying. The boat trip was very good.

April 8, 2022

Product ID: 405572