Istanbul Tour Bosphorus with Dolmabahce Palace and Asian Side (Camlica Hill)
Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Dolmabahce Palace and Asian Side
Join Istanbul Bosphorus tour with Dolmabahce Palace and Asian Side. See the history with IBO Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Tour. Drive from Europe to Asian side.
What You Can Expect
You will have the chance to see the major landmarks of Europe and Asia. This is also the most conveninent and easy way to see the two continents in one day.
- Pick up and Drop off to the hotels (by air-conditioned mini buses)
- Entrance fees for the museums
- Lunch service (in a restaurant)
- English speaking Licenced Tour Guide
- Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays and is replaced with Eyüp+Pierre Loti Coffee House+Miniatürk instead.
- Children between the ages of 0-2 are free of charge.
- Children between the ages of 3-6 are discounted price.
- Personal expenses
Golden Horn (Only from Bus) Our tour starts from the Golden Horn Area. It’s the major inlet of the Bosphorus. Throughout the history it had been a safe port for the city. Golden Horn had always beent hequarters of non-muslim population in Istanbul. While driving along the Goldern horn you will have the chance to see; The City Walls, The famous Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, Church of St.Stephen of the Bulgars, Ahrida Synagouge, Jewsih Hosiptal from the bus .
Byzantine City Walls: (Only from Bus) You will be driven along the historical Byzantine City Walls, The walls surrounded and protected city on all sides from in vasions. Totally 22 km.consisting of 8 km. on landside, 6 km. on Golden Horn side and 8 km. on the Sea of Marmara side. The walls were also for tified witht renches, and many watch towers.
Spice Bazaar:The name comes from the fact that Egyptians used to sell their spices here before.
BosphorusCruise: Bosphorus is a natural strait which seperates Europe from Asia. During your cruise, your guide will inform you about all the highlights of Bosphorus Strait. You will discover the city more and learn about Istanbul’s famous landmarks such as; mosque, palaces, bridges and the famous historical timber houses called as “ yali “.
Rumeli Fortress: (Viewed only from boat) This splendid fortress was built by Sultan Fatih Mehmet 2 in 1452 situated at narrowest part of the Bosphorus. Built as strategic military base in order to get the control of the Bosphorus Strait.
Dolmabahce Palace: The 4,5 tons of crystal chandelieris displayed in the Grand Ceromonial Hall. It was also used by Atatürk, and he died here on 10th of November in 1938. The palace now serves as a museum.
Bosphorus Bridge: By passing thorough this famous bridge in a couple of minutes it is possible to shift between Europe andAsia. This is the firstbridgebuilt between the two continents. Opened in 1973 and its 1560 mts. long.
Camlıca Hill: Situated on the Asian side of Istanbul, It is the highest point in Istanbul (268 meters) and it provides a panoramic view of the city. Camlica Hill is also a well known spot for watching migrating birds over the Bosphorus.
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