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Bosphorus Full-Day Sightseeing Tour: Golden Horn and Bosphorus Cruise, Spice Bazaar, Camlica Hill and Dolmabahce Palace

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    What to Expect
    After meeting your guide for a pickup from your central hotel in Istanbul, climb aboard your luxury coach and head to the Spice Bazaar. Along the way, hear alluring stories of Istanbul.

    Arrive and wander this myriad of shops and stalls seeing a variety of fruits, nuts, vibrant spices, and enjoying captivating aromas. Try some treats and snacks and then walk with your expert guide to the small Rüstem Pasha Mosque to admire its walls covered in beautiful blue Iznik tiles.

    From here, head to your boat for a sightseeing cruise at the inlet to the Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn, which splits European Istanbul apart. Get your camera ready to snap selfies as your boat traverses past Istanbul’s top attractions. See the vast Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, and Dolmabahçe. Then, gaze over towards the Asian coastline and relish views of mosques and elegant mansions.

    In the afternoon, hop off your boat in Asia on the Bosphorus coastline for a delicious 3-course lunch at a scenic restaurant. Drinks are also available (own expense). See the sample menu for details.

    Next, climb by coach to Istanbul’s peak, Camlica Hill, and savor a stunning panoramic vantage point that captures the elegance of Istanbul. Continue back across the Bosphorus Bridge for a guided tour of Dolmabahçe Palace. Learn about the Ottoman sultans that once lived here. Then, glimpse into a world of opulence and luxury as you saunter by chambers, the Crystal Staircase and revel at the gaudy array of the sultan’s wealth in Medhal Hall. 

    Leave the palace and head back to your hotel by coach where your tour ends.

    Note: Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Mondays and is replaced with a visit to St. Chora Church museum.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    - Complimentary hotel pick up and drop of from centrally located Istanbul hotels.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Local guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Lunch - 3-course lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Mondays, we will replace this visit with St. Chora Church museum visit instead of Dolmabahçe Palace visit on Mondays
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    The previous night,we called up the tour agent to confirm the pick-up time. They said 8 am (Istanbul local time) & they were on-time. My husband and I were the 1st two people they had picked & they had to make few other pick ups. Our tour started at 9am where our first stop was
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    Response from Waks-Istanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Bosphorus Full-Day Sightseeing Tour: Golden Horn and Bosphorus Cruise, Spice Bazaar, Camlica Hill and Dolmabahce Palace
    Responded 4 days ago
    Dear Guest, Thank your for your wonderfull review on our tour. We hope and wish to see you again in on of our tours. Sincerely, Damla Basturk
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    This is a wonderful trip. Extremely organized and with a small group wicht happens to iclude very pleasent peaple. Our youn guide Forkan Sari is the most wonderfull guide i have ever met in my entire traveling times. He is Extremely professional, Extremely polite and
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    Response from Waks-Istanbul, General Manager at Bosphorus Full-Day Sightseeing Tour: Golden Horn and Bosphorus Cruise, Spice Bazaar, Camlica Hill and Dolmabahce Palace
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear Antoine, Thank you for your excellent revies on our tour and our guide Furkan. We hope to see you in our tours again in the future. Seincerely, Atilla Tuna
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    Excellent communications and support from the back office soon after I booked the flight and when I missed a pick up time at an attraction. The places you see are exemplary. We were also taken to a beautiful Bulgarian church which was not on the itenary and I am not sure if as a
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    Response from Waks-Istanbul, Manager at Bosphorus Full-Day Sightseeing Tour: Golden Horn and Bosphorus Cruise, Spice Bazaar, Camlica Hill and Dolmabahce Palace
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thank you. Your feedback is important for us. We hope to see you again in our tours. Kind regards,
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    Amazing! Our guide Changez was great and informative !We did the Bosphorus cruise/ spice bazaar/ and Dolmabahçe palace. Highly recommended! Will be telling my friends in Boston.
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    Booked this after looking at the reviews. Our Guide Diana was lovely and moved the tour on at the right pace as we like to move relatively quickly. Spice market interesting the golden horn and palace also nice albeit think we were too long at the palace. Highlight was the
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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