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Bosphorus Cruise from Istanbul: Galata Bridge, Golden Horn, Grand Bazaar

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    What to Expect
    Start your tour by making your way to the old part of Istanbul via Galata Bridge on Golden Horn. First stop will be the Spice Bazaar where you will see and smell the exotic products of mystical Istanbul. You will have free time to explore the bazaar before continuing on to the local port to take the boat for an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus. Cruise along the shoreline of this narrow waterway, which joins the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. You’ll see picturesque villas and villages, admire the shoreline of beautiful mosques, lavish palaces and decadent villas. At the narrowest point, you’ll come across the Rumeli Hisar Fortress. This fortress was constructed in 1452, the year before the Fall of Constantinople and is a fine example of Ottoman military architecture. 19th century palaces are dotted along both banks, and as you cruise along, you’ll have views of the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Beylerbeyi Palace and the few remaining towers of the Anadolu Hisar. Passing beneath the great Bosphorus Bridge, one of the world's largest suspension bridges, you are rewarded with the sight of curving domes and rising minarets, wrapped in a hazy veil.

    On the way back, you will visit the authentic Jewelry Center where you can find the latest works of jewelry art and a terrace floor with wonderful views of the city.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally located Istanbul (European Side) hotel
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Concludes at your centrally located Istanbul (European Side) hotel
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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