Dolmabahce, Bosphorus Cruise and Two Continents Tour

  • 6 Hours
  • Small Group Tour
  • Daily Departure
  • Min Age : 10+

Tour Overview

After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel. We will visit Dolmabahce Palace which was the residence of the late royal Ottoman family with 285 rooms, 46 halls, 6 baths and 68 lavatories.

Later we will enjoy your trip over the Intercontinental Bosphorus Bridge to Camlica Hill, the highest hill in Asiatic Istanbul and enjoy breathtaking views of both shores.

Then we will head back to Europe. Your tour guide will take you along your tour of the Golden Horn, the arm of the Bosphorus peninsula which separates the old and new cities of Istanbul, Eyup Sultan Mosque and see the 21km long City Walls of Istanbul. We will enjoy the beautiful view from the cable car as you climb the hill to the café named after the famous French writer Pierre Loti.

After enjoying the beautiful view of Pierre Loti Hill where you can take photos we will start to cruise along the Bosphorus on one of the iconic ferries of Istanbul where you will navigable the strait between Europe and Asia connecting the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea. After a light snack lunch on the boat, by the edge of Black Sea we will have a stop over for an hour in Anadolu Kavagi where is a small fishing village in the asian side of Istanbul. So you can be able to see the both sides in the same day.

Disembarking the ferry and return to the hotel.

Spice Bazaar: One of the oldest bazaars in Istanbul, known in Turkish as the Egyptian Bazaar. There are many shops where you can buy spices, sweets, dried fruits and nuts, teas and coffees.
Rustem Pasha Mosque A wonderful mosque, known for its beautiful interior decorated with amazing Iznik tiles. It was built after Rustem Pasha’s death, in 1563. Hea was not only the Grand Vizier during the reign of Sultan Suleiman, but also the husband of Suleiman’s beloved daughter, Mihrimah.
Bosphorus Cruise: Taking a cruise on the Bosphorus is one of the best ways to discover the elegance of Istanbul. From Bosphorus, you can enjoy the whole city from a new viewpoint! Travel between the two continents and get enchanted by all the beauty you will see.
Rumeli Fortress (from sea): It was built by Mehmet the Conqueror to cut off any food supply or weapons to Constantinople in 1452. The castle currently functions as a museum and open-air theater for various concerts at festivals.
Bosphorus Bridge: The first bridge that connected the two continents for the first time in history. Live this unique and memorable experience of crossing the bridge that connects Europe and Asia while enjoying the breathtaking view of the Bosphorus.
Camlica Hill: Situated on the Asian part and one of the highest points of Istanbul with 268 meters. Beautiful spot to have the best photos of Istanbul, overlooking at Bosphorus, Bosphorus Bridge, Historical Peninsula, Galata Tower, and Beyoglu.
Dolmabahce Palace: Built by Sultan Abdulmecid in the 19th century. After Topkapi Palace had served as the residence of Ottoman sultans for about 400 years, Sultan Abdulmecid moved and started to live at Dolmabahce Palace which is a beautiful mix of many European architectural styles.

What's Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coach
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance
  • Museum tickets and entrance fees where necessary
  • Entrance fees to the sights with Fast Track Service
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Land transport with 2024 Model A/C vehicle(s) with driver
  • Fuel, road tolls & parking fees
  • Services charges and local taxes

What's Excluded

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities (optional) to the guide and driver
  • All kinds of beverages

Additional Info

  • Includes free pick-up service from hotels in Sultanahmet or Taksim areas. There will be an extra charge for other locations.
  • Children aged 0-2 are free of charge, 30% discount is applied for children aged under 7 years old.
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited.
  • This tour is regular. Please contact us for private tour options.

Meeting and Pickup

  • Hotel pick up is at 08:15-08:45
  • Hotel drop off is at 17:00-17:30

Cancelation Policy

  • You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.