Dolmabahce Palace & Bosphorus Cruise: The tour is a combination of Dolmabahce Palace & Yildiz Royal Garden Tour and Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise. You will be picked up at around 08:30 (**only Old City and Taksim area with free pick up service), and head for Dolmabahce Palace. Located on the European shores of Bosphorus, the palace is a blend of various European architectural styles. It was built in 1856 by Karabet Balyan, the court architect of Sultan Abdulmecid. The three-story palace built on a symmetrical plan has 285 rooms and 43 halls. The palace has survived intact with its original decorations, furniture, and the silk carpets and curtains. Then you will be driven to YILDIZ ROYAL GARDEN Take a walk in the imperial gardens ornamented with some kiosks and beautiful vegetation in the middle of İstanbul. Witness the beauty of Yıldız Royal Garden as reminder of the formidable Ottoman Empire. You will have lunch break between 12:30-13:30. Then you will visit Rustem Pasa Mosque, special with Ottoman tiles and then walk through the Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Market) built in 1664 and filled with the fragrance of the exotic East such as spices, dried fruits, turkish delights. The Bosphorus cruise by TurYol boat takes about 1.5 hour and you will see the most impressive sights along the shores of the Bosphorus including Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Maidens Tower, Bosphorus bridges, Rumeli and Anadolu fortresses and Ottoman Residences. Return to the hotel about 17:00.
** Please note that there will be an extra charge for pick up service from other locations which will be informed you separetely when we get your hotel details. The extra pick up service cost payable to the driver in cash change please.
Trip Profile: The Excursion includes professional tour guidance, transportation, lunch, entrance fees and cruise tour by public ferry.
Duration: Full-day Tour between 08:30-17:00
Price: 75 Euros per person for internet bookings