CITY WALLS The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade
in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the
Conqueror in 1453.
DRIVE BY BUS TO GOLDEN HORN As natural and extremely secure harbor,
the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of
Istanbul. The inlet separates the European shore into two. It is approximately
8 km long, and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus.
Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end.
SPICE BAZAAR(Egyptian Bazaar): The air here is filled with the
enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every
other concievable herb and spice.
BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS A traditional excursion by boat along
the waterway seperating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with
old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing
villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce
Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of
Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace,
300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great
variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along
the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque
and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
RUMELI FORTRESS (FROM THE SEA, NO INTERIOR VISIT) Built by Mehmet
the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul, was completed
in only four months to control and protect Bosphorus. It is one
of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in
BEYLERBEYI PALACE The summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with
its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the HAREM on
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE Unique chance to step from one continent (ASIA)
to another (EUROPE)
CAMLICA HILL The highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you
can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the
Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional
GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS
30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2,
Beylerbeyi Palace on Monday and Thursday Replaced with Chora Churc
Rumeli Fortress on Wednesday
Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar on Sunday Replaced with Golden Horn
Price: Please contact for special prices firstname.lastname@example.org
Including: Guide, Vehicle, Boat trip, Lunch, Entrance fees
Duration: 8 Hours