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Istanbul – Classic Bosphorus Cruise

offered by supplier M08543 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination(s): Turkey  
Specialty Categories: Boating and Sailing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 110 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 160 US Dollar (USD)

Istanbul is a modern city with a very ancient past. It is the only city in the world to be located on the continents of both Europe and Asia. Istanbul was the capital of three great empires in history: The Roman, the Byzantine and finally the Ottoman Empire.

The city still holds many of the great monuments of these times. Founded by the mythological King Byzas in the 7th century B.C.,it later became known during the time of the Emperor Constantine, as Constantinople. During the peak of the Byzantine Empire the St.Sophia was built and the great underground cisterns.

After Sultan Mehmet conquered the city in 1453, the city was adorned with more magnificent structures, such as the Suleymaniye Mosque of the great architect Sinan. There is more than just history to see in the multi-faceted city of Istanbul.

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Bosphorus Cruise

Visit the exotic Egyptian Spice Market on the Golden Horn, where you may buy spices, caviar, and almost anything imaginable. Board for your cruise of the Bosphorus, the waterway, which separates the continents of Europe and Asia. Enjoy crossing from continent to continent as you travel up the famous waterway, lined with old Ottoman wooden houses, seaside mansions, marble palaces, small fishing villages and fortresses.

Visit Rumeli Fortress, built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 to prepare for his conquest of Istanbul. After lunch cross over the Bosphorus bridge to Asia and visit Beylerbeyi Palace, which was the summer residence of the Ottoman Sultans, then on to Camlica hill, for a magnificent view of Istanbul. Return over the bridge back to Europe and old Istanbul.
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Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Available as a group tour. Cruise is done by public boat unless other arrangements are made.

Supplier Information
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Location: Turkey
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2001
Client Request Served: 155

Our company is located in Urgup, in the heart of Cappadocia from 1999. Although the company is young, the owners are in business for long years and already established an excellent reputation of being one of the most reliable travel companies in Turkey. Started in Cappadocia and now expending its service web in all...

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