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, the Golden Horn played great important role in the development of Istanbul. It is approximately 8 km long, and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus. so called spice market(egypt market) its name comes from the many spices which used to be imported from Egypt during the ottoman reign and it was built in 1660. We offer you to taste and smell the aromas of saffron, cinnamon,mint,thyme and any kind of spice beyond your expectations.
BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS An amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE and ASIA, along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions up to the Rumeli Fortress. THE RUMELI FORTRESS(FROM THE SEA) (NO INTERIOR VISIT) İstanbul had been besieged many times before Mehmet the Conqueror took the city in 1453,but it managed to defend itself with the help of the Roman city walls. LUNCH After lunch BOSPHORUS BRIDGE Unique chance to step from one continent (ASIA) to another (EUROPE) BEYLERBEYİ PALACE the summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the HAREM on the ASIAN SIDE. CAMLICA HILL one of the highest points in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscape in traditional style, as you sip your drinks in a cafeteria.
Also visioned during the tours: ÇIRAGAN PALACE * HOTEL KEMPINSKI* ORTAKÖY MOSQUE * MILITARY HISHSCHOOL* BOSPHORUS BRIDGE connecting EUROPE & ASIA continents DOLAMBAHÇE PALACE from the sea
CLOSED Beylerbeyi Palace on Monday and Thursday / Replaced with Chora Museum
PS. Above excursion is regularly running all year round. Private arrangements are also available on demand. For group requirements other languages are available.