Full day tour with lunch
From the Golden Horn and the cable car to the Pierre Loti Café
Bosphorus tour is a must to complete your Istanbul experience. Take a trip across the Bosphorus, with the opportunity to take pictures of the bridges connecting Europe to Asia, the marble summer mansions, the wooden villas of Ottoman architecture, the modern luxury residences and apartments on the Bosphorus, which separates Europe and Asia.
Rumeli Castle, located in the narrowest part of the Bosphorus, was built by the Conqueror to control the Bosphorus during the Turkish blockade of Istanbul and to prevent aid from the Black Sea.
The Gulf is an arm of the Istanbul Bosphorus and a natural port separating the European shore into two parts: The old city and the new Istanbul. The Golden Horn was a residential area for non-Muslim minorities such as Byzantine Jews or Italian merchants. During this comprehensive journey through the Golden Horn you will see, Byzantine City Walls, the strongest of the middle-aged defensive walls, Fener Orthodox Patriarchate, seat of Orthodox Christianity, St. Mittal Church. Stephen the Bulgarian that was built at night and the Or-Ahayim Jewish Hospital.
Pierre Loti cable car to the Pierre Loti Café, named after the famous French writer who enjoyed the view of the hill during his stay in Istanbul. Great opportunity to take beautiful pictures of the Golden Horn from the cable car and also from the Pierre Loti hill.
Dolmabahçe Palace: The recent residence for Ottoman Sultans built by two Ottoman architects Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on a 110.000 m² area and served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire.
The palace is famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls.
Bosphorus Bridge: unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.
Çamlıca Hill or Yeditepe: panoramic view of İstanbul and Bosphorus from one of the highest and most appealing place of the city.
You can also see from the boat:
The imperial gardens of the Yildiz Royal Palace
The Bosphorus Bridge connecting the continents of Europe and Asia * Beylerbeyi Palace