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The Eclectic Istanbul - Private Tour with Bosphorus Cruise (regular ticket)

Start the tour with the elegant Dolmabahce Palace. We next take finucular to Taksim. After a short exploration, we walk down to Galata along Istiklal Street. Your guide will tell the stories of the famous buildings. Next we climb the Galata Tower for a panoramic view of majestic Istanbul. After a lunch break at a local restaurant we explore Karakoy. A stylish, old neighborhood of Istanbul. We continue with a walk across the picturesque Galata bridge. Next we will visit the Spice Bazaar and around and continue to Rustem Pasha Mosque. Rustem Pasha Mosque is famous for its exquisite Iznik tiles from the 16th century. Our last hightlight is the Bosphorus Cruise up to the second bridge. You will discover old neighborhoods along the Bosphorus and amaze at the beautiful "Yalis" (waterfront, wooden mansions).

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  • What's included :
    • Professional guiding services
    • Skip the ticket line at museums
    • All taxes and fees
    • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Galata Tower
    • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch - To give our guests more option and flexibility for lunch, we do not include in our prices.
    • Personal Expenses
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Dolmabahce Palace, Visnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357 Turkey

    The tour starts on the shores of the Bosphorus. We walk the public halls of Dolmabahce Palace, a 19th style century showpiece built between 1843 and 1856. Every room is crammed with exotic gifts to the Sultans from visiting foreign dignitaries.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Taksim Square, Gumussuyu Mh., Istanbul 34435 Turkey


    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Istiklal Caddesi, Istiklal Street Taksim Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey

    Istiklal Street is a vibrant one-and-a-half kilometre long pedestrian zone. It’s been home to elegant buildings, consulates, local businesses and upmarket restaurants since the 18th century. At the end is Tunel, an inviting neighbourhood brimming with boutiques, music stores and cafes. It’s home to the 14th century Galata Tower too. This stone medieval structure was used by the Genoans. Known as Galatians, they kept an eye on their goods being delivered to the docks below.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Galata Tower, Buyuk Hendek Cad. 2, Istanbul Turkey

    Galata Tower, naming its neighborhood with as Galata district of Istanbul, is one of most important symbols of the city. The top of the tower offers panoramic views of the Bosporus, the Golden Horn and Istanbul.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Karakoy Rihtim, Rihtim Caddesi Karakoy, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34560 Turkey

    We will take a short walk in the recenly and stylishly developing Karakoy.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Galata Koprusu, Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Mahallesi Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425 Turkey

    Walk from Pera to Eminonu across the Galata Bridge

    The narrow backstreets of Beyoglu lead to Galata Bridge. As we cross it, you’ll see fisherman and street vendors. Below and on either side, the water is full of boats, big and small. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a spot recommended by your guide.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

    It is known that way as in the past, exotic spices would be sold that were imported through Egypt. The Spice Market is the second biggest historical bazaar in mystical Istanbul. Stalls in the bazaar stock from various spices, herbs to exotic aphrodisiacs, household goods, toys and clothes.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Rustem Pasha Mosque, 62 HasIrcIlar Carsisi Eminonu, Istanbul Turkey

    You’ll relish the calm of Rustem Pasha Mosque. It was built in the 16th century by the famous Turkish architect Mimar Sinan. The stunning array of Iznik tiles inside will dazzle you.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    Another highlight of the tour is a Bosphorus Cruise tour. We catch a public ferry, much loved by locals, up the strait. On the Bosphorus cruise you’ll see gorgeous examples of yali, traditional wooden houses, set among lush groves of trees. This tour runs on a regular, public Bosphorous Cruise ferry.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your guide will meet you at your hotel or the port. This tour starts at Dolmabahce Palace. If you are staying out of the reach of rail system (tram or metro), a taxi or a private van will be provided at an extra cost.
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Istanbul Tours 101

Activity ID: V-129696P2

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