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The Bosphorus Bridge
The cruise on the Bosphorus
In this tour you have a chance to see the both side of the city as Europe and Asia. By passing through the First Bridge built between these continents –The Bosphorus Bridge 1973- you go to the highest point of the city –Camlica Hill– where you can take marvelous pictures while enjoying your Turkish coffee. After that you have a chance to visit summer residence of Ottoman Sultans from 19th century, Beylerbeyi Palace which is lavishly furnished and decorated with Hereke Carpets, Baccarat Crystal Chandeliers and hand-painted porcelains.
In the afternoon you take a cruise ride on the Bosphorus, while exploring European and Asian shores of the city, you will be surprised to see the harmony of Ottoman and modern architecture; as well as having an opportunity to see the major highlights of the city’s fairy tale-like skyline from the sea. As the last visit, you go to see 400year old Spice Market where you experience the vibrant pulse of Istanbul at its best, rare spices, Turkish delights, herbs, vegetables, dried fruits, scarves, Turkish Bath towels are sold. (Aphrodisiacs are available too!)
Ps. Along the cruise, you will pass by; The Rumeli Fortress, Dolmabahçe Palace, Kızkulesi (Maiden’s Tower), Çıragan Palace
Please note that the Spice Market is closed on Sundays and Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.