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Istanbul Scenic Half-Day Bosphorus Cruise

1. Istanbul Scenic Half-Day Bosphorus Cruise

Explore the spice bazaar, located next to New Mosque (Yeni Camii) in Eminonu. The unique bazaar evokes fantasies of the mystical East and is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and many other herbs and spices. Be driven along the Golden Horn and gaze at the historical heart of Istanbul and the principal harbor of the Byzantium and Ottoman periods for hundreds of years. Enjoy snacks and refreshments at Cafe Pierre Loti, a quaint cafe at the end of the Bosphorus with a beautiful view of the Golden Horn that was named after the famous French writer Pierre Loti. After this you will gain an entirely different perspective of the Golden Horn whilst driving down from the nearby hill with the Cable Car. Relax on a cruise along the great Bosphorus river which separates Asia and Europe. This voyage enables you to see the delightfully surprising mixture of past and present, Asian and European influences, grand splendor and simple beauty.

Istanbul: Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

2. Istanbul: Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

Get to know Istanbul at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. Start your journey by downloading your app and following the maps to find your way to all the top attractions along the tour route (download instructions received via after booking). At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Begin your tour at the Obelisk of Theodosius a place that marked the beginning of the hippodrome. Be enchanted by the Blue Mosque. The Hagia Sophia will amaze you with its architecture, acoustics, and fascinating history. Stop outside the Topkapı Palace Museum. See the Vilayet Mosque that will enchant you with its peculiar color. Learn about the Mausoleum of Sultan Mahmud II. Admire the much photographed Galata Bridge crossing the Bosphorus Strait. Also, see the nearby Galata Tower, one of the oldest towers in the world. At each attraction, solve a location-based riddle to unlock the following location. Work as a team and use logic, imagination, observation, and problem-solving to make your way around the city. Along the way, you can stop for a coffee and lunch or a break at any time.  Discover the real Istanbul on this fun tour. The cliche goes, Istanbul is where east meets west. However, this unique city, a combination of history and different cultural backgrounds, makes this city a true melting pot.

Private Flexible Tour Through Istanbul: Guide Only

3. Private Flexible Tour Through Istanbul: Guide Only

Hire a professional tour guide to take you where you want in Istanbul. During the full-day excursion you can discover Istanbul by visiting places from a sample itinerary, or choose your own route. Following a hotel pick-up at approximately 09:00, your guide, who will speak the language of your choice, will lead you through the city’s iconic districts to landmarks such as the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Hagia Sophia. Along the way they will provide you with interesting facts about the landmarks you visit. You can take a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus, the famous body of water that separates Europe from Asia. Soak up the bustling atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar and shop for some unique souvenir gifts, or take in the scents and colors of the Spice Bazaar. Explore some of the lesser known sights, such as the Little Hagia Sophia Mosque, Fethiye Mosque, and New Mosque. Or get right to the heart of Istanbul at the vibrant Taksim Square, and learn about its long and diverse history at attractions such as Galata Tower. The choice is yours, and you can tour at your own pace, avoiding the waits that can sometimes occur during organized group tours.

Istanbul Half-Day Tour and Bosphorus Cruise

4. Istanbul Half-Day Tour and Bosphorus Cruise

Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of the Ottoman palaces and Byzantine neighborhoods of Istanbul, including a cruise on the Bosphorus Strait between Asia and Europe. Transfer from your hotel to the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), a bustling marketplace constructed in the 1660s as part of the New Mosque complex. Rents from the shops went towards the upkeep of the mosque and its charitable activities. Next, cruise down the Bosphorus Strait, looking at Asia on one side and Europe on the other. Marvel at the marble palaces, wooden villas and luxury apartments that line the waterway. Pass under the Bosphorus Bridge and see Beylerbeyi Palace, built by Sultan Abdulmecid on the site of a wooden mansion. Admire its blend of eastern, Turkish, and western motifs. Step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in just 2 minutes, and go to Camlica Hill for panoramic views of the city and its famous body of water.

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What people are saying about Yeni Cami

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 106 reviews

our discovery of Istanbul was wonderful thanks to Mev, by his kindness, his professionalism, but above all by his generosity and his passion for this fantastic city. We met a beautiful city and a wonderful person! if you like history, culture, art, joie de vivre Mev is the ideal guide.

We enjoyed the activities, the program exceeded our expectations. Having into account that the team was international... they all loved it!

Absolutely excellent - Mevhibe Çekirdek was out tour guide. She was the best tour guide I ever had. Would recommend to everyone !!!!

Fatma was an excellent guide. Patient, accomodative and flexible to manage the day's schedule.

Very nice tour and you got the most important information about the city.