Bosphorus Cruise + Dolmabahçe Palace
Two Continents Tour
Starting from the Golden Horn, explore Istanbul's both sides in two continents. Enjoy the boat tour on the Bosphorus and have lunch at Turkish Restaurant. Visit the magnificent Dolmabahçe Palace and experience the the feeling of passing continents.
More sightseeing can be done on one of the many boat tours in Turkey. Take a cruise on the Bosphorus Sea and see sights such as Topkapi Palace by sea, the Maiden's Tower and Selimiye Barracks (made famous by Florence Nightingale). Take a tour on the Marmara Sea and cross to the Asian side of Turkey where you can purchase souvenirs such as hand-made sweaters and woven rugs at one of the many bazaars. Camlica Hill is one of the highest points of the Bosphorus and Istanbul, 267 metres above sea level on the Anatolian, Asian Side, of Istanbul and is a non-touristic place that will give you one of the best views of Istanbul.
Built in between 1843 and 1856 by 31 st Ottoman Sultan Abdulmecid I. It was home to six sultans from 1856. Atatürk, the founder and first President of the Republic Of Turkey,used the palace as a presidential Residence and he died there. It was the first European style palace built by Ottoman Sultans.the palace as a presidential Residence and he died there.
ROYAL YILDIZ PALACE
One of the last residences of the imperial family, Yildiz Palace was commissioned by Abdulhamit II at the end of the 19th century. Exhibiting the finest blend of Rococo and Islamic styles, the Palace is set amidst a large and well-protected park covering an area of 500,000 sqm and containing plants from all corners of the world.
The summer lodge of royalty, Beylerbeyi Palace is located on the Asian side of Istanbul. Built by Sarkis Balyan, the famous architect that has built many edifices in İstanbul, constructed this palace for Sultan Abdulaziz in 1865. The exterior decorations of the Palace were inspired from the neoclassical style that was popular in Europe in the 19th century, while the interior displays the finest examples of traditional Ottoman style decorative art.
SPICE BAZAAR (EGYPTIAN BAZAAR)
Built between 1597 and 1664. It is the second oldest covered bazaar in the city. Famous market for spices,dried fruits, nuts, seeds and Turkish delights with in authentic decor full of oriental scents.
The Bosphorus strait connects the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea, also separates Europe and Asia. You may see the beautiful face of the one of most beautiful city in the world.
is located on the European shore of the Bosphorus and in the northernmost district of Istanbul, is a striking monument.
Istanbul museums are closed on these days
- Sunday: Grand Covered Bazaar and Spice Bazaar
- Monday: Dolmabahce Palace / Beylerbeyi Palaces, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, St. Sophia, Military Museum
- Tuesday: Topkapı Palace, Military Museum.
- Wednesday: Chora (Kariye) Museum, Rumeli Fortress, Sadberk Hanım Museum
- Thursday: Dolmabahce Palace / Beylerbeyi Palaces
- During religious holidays, the Spice Bazaar is closed