Full Day Golden Horn & Bosphorus Cruise Tour includes
- Pick-up from the Istanbul Port or from your hotel
- Visit to Suleymaniye Mosque, City Walls of Istanbul,
Chora Church, Eyup, Pierre Loti, Bosphorus-cruise,
- Continue to Egyptian Bazaar, Rustem Pasha
- By the end of the tour drive back to Istanbul Port or
to your hotel.
Duration: approx. 7 hours
WHAT YOU VISIT
Suleymaniye Mosque - The Suleymaniye Mosque was built on the order of Suleyman the Magnificent and was constructed by the great Ottoman architect, Sinan in the year 1557. Designed to be an architectural counterpoint to Byzantine St. Sophia, it is regarded as the most
beautiful of all imperial mosques. You will see the magnificent architecture of the outside of the building and visit the tombs of the Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent and his wife, Roxelana.
City Walls - Afterwards drive along the City Walls of Constantinopolis to the district of Edirnekapi. The 5th-century city walls built by Emperor Theodosius II stretch for 6.5 km (4 miles) from the Golden Horn to the Sea of Marmara. You can admire them at many points in Istanbul, but it's easiest to combine a view of the walls with a visit to the Chora Church.
Chora Church - Edirnekapi is also the place where the Chora Church (13. cent. A.D.), famous for its well-preserved wall-mosaics showing scenes from the Old New Testament, will be visited. Lunch brake where you can taste the Turkish Kitchen! (lunch is not included in the tour rate)
Eyup / Pierre Loti - Continue to Eyup, one of the most important Pilgrimage-places on earth for the Islamic World. Afterwards possibility for a cup of coffee and/or tea the Coffee-House of Pierre Loti, from where a very beautiful panoramic view over the Old-City could be enjoyed.
Bosphorus Cruise - Board your motorboat for your cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. You will see grand Ottoman palaces and castles, including the Dolmabahce Palace, the Beylerbeyi Palace, and Rumeli Hisar and Anadolu Castles - your guide will narrate the history of the city and its landmarks.
(Spice Market) - The Egyptian Bazaar is famous for selling the best spices in Istanbul. you will find an immense selection of spices like saffron, oregano, mint, cinnamon, henna for the hair, special Turkish spices for meat, different kind of pepper. There are typical Turkish sweets such as "baklava", "lokum" and different types of tea like chamomile, island tea, apple tea, black tea...
Rustem Pasha Mosque - It is constructed to Mimar Sinan on 1561 by one of the viziers of Kanuni, Rustem Pasa. As the place at Eminonu is both hollow and a commercial center, Sinan, had opened inns and shops under mosque.
The above sites can be replaced with other sites on
the days they are closed.
Guests must be able to walk
approximately 1-1.5 miles over uneven and cobblestone
surfaces, inclines and 40 to 65 steps thus the guests must
be cautious to watch their step at all times in order to
Comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, sun hat, sun glasses and sun
screen are strongly recommended.
Please expect dense traffic conditions in
order of the sites visited may change to avoid the crowds.
Temperatures can reach extreme
highs during summer months; we recommend that you drink a
lot of water and use suitable sun protection.
The tour includes the professional licensed tour guide, all entrance fees, private air-conditioned transportation, Bosphorus cruise by boat and VAT.
Rates are based on per person
As the number of participant increases the certain amount of discount will be applied.
Please kindly contact us for your group requests.
Children 0-6 ages are free.
The program can also be completed in 2 days according to your preference.
If you book any tour in Istanbul together with any Ephesus tour, then you will have 5% discount on your Ephesus tour.
In the event of cancellation, written notice must be received by Meander Travel at least
three days before the arrival in order to receive the full refund.
In the event of no show, 100% cancellation fee will apply.
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