- Duration: 09:00 -17:00
- Included: Hotel Transfer, English Guide, Entrance Fees, Snacks, Lunch, Soft Drinks
- Per Person Price: Adult: 79€ / Child: 55€ / 0-2 yrs Free
- CLOSED: Dolmabahce Palace on Monday and Thursday / Replaced with Chora Museum.
SPICE (EGYPTIAN) BAZAAR: The Spice Bazaar is located next to the Flower Market on the banks of the Golden Horn called Makron and Envalos by the Byzantine and Eminönü by the Ottomans. The Spice Bazaar is one of the most characteristic places of Istanbul. Spice Bazaar which is one of the oldest covered bazaars of Istanbul is situated within the complex of Yeni Cami. The Yeni Cami complex which was commissioned by Safiye Sultan to be built and the construction of which started in the year 1591 was completed by Hatice Turhan Valide Sultan in the year 1633.In the Bazaar which is famous for its herbalists currently dried fruits, delicatessen and various food staff besides conventional products such as natural medicines, spices, flower seeds, scarce plant roots and peels are sold. It is known that the spices sold here are in addition to their consumption as food staff, useful for the treatment of certain diseases. Lately an increase in the number of jewelery s hops in the bazaar is being observed. Within the Spice Bazaar there are restaurants with a view over the Golden Horn and Galata Bridge as well.
FLY OVER BY CABLE CAR: Enjoy the beautiful view from the cable car.
CAFFE PIERRE LOTTI: Wonderful view of Golden Horn and of Istanbul. Famous French author Pierre Lotti (1850-1923) used to come to this place and wrote many poems about Istanbul, the Golden Horn and life the Harem here.
BOSPHORUS CRUISE BY BOAT: Visiting Istanbul is not completed without the traditional and unforgettable excursion by boat along the Bosphorus, the winding strait seperating Europe and Asia. This voyage is the delightfully surprising mixture of past and present, grand splendon and simple beauty.The shore is lined with modern hotels, yali (old wooden houses), palaces of marble, fortresses and small fishing villages. Zigzag along the shores starting from Kabatas Port up to Rumeli Fortress. Excursion takes about 1,5 hours.
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE: Fourth longest suspension bridge in the world build between Asia and Europe was inagurated in 1973. 1560 meters long, 65 meters high from sea level, 33 meters wide it’s taking six lines of the traffic and 600.000 vehicles cross bridge eveyday.
THE TOWER OF LEANDER: From the sea (no interior visit). Known as Leander’s Tower it is one of the romantic symbols of Istanbul. It was constructed in the 12th century on a tiny islet at the entrance to Istanbul Harbor, the present building dates from the 18th century.
RUMELI FORTRESS: From the sea (no interior visit). It is situated one the European side of Istanbul Bosphorus. It was built by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 to prevent aid from black sea to the Byzantine. It took four months to build with 1000 masons 2000 workers.
DOLMABAHCE PALACE: Dolmabahçe was the first Palace built is the European style by Sultan Abdulmecid between 1843 and 1856. The world’s largest Crystal Chandelier sent by Queen Victoria is placed at the center hall, the Chandelier has more than 700 lamps and weights 4,5 tons.
CAMLICA HILL: One the highest points of Istanbul. Where you can enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of the city and of the Bosphorus as well as the beautiful landscape gardens.