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 the world.
GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS
- Tour Start – End : 13:00 – 18:00
- We kindly request our guests to be ready 10 minutes before departure time,
- 30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2,
- Guaranteed departure everyday
- Museum Tickets
- Professional Guide
- Hotel Pick-Up And Drop Off