Enjoy the beauties of the Bosphorus on a boat tour and the rest of Istanbul on a bus tour around the historical town.
Explore Istanbul both on land and in the water by visiting two palaces and taking a boat tour of the Bosphorus and Golden Horn with Pierre Loti Hill and a cable car.
Discover the Dolmabahce Palace and immerse yourself in the Ottoman Empire’s regal past. Visit the palace without standing in line with this guided tour. Following your visit to the palace, take a 2.5-hour boat cruise to see the city’s key attractions on both the European and Asian sides.
On Istanbul’s Asian side, you’ll also have the chance to visit an Ottoman palace. Afterwards, take the bus tour through the Golden Horn’s neighborhoods and spend some time on Pierre Loti Hill at your leisure.
You will be driven to the Dolmabahce Palace in the morning after being picked up from your hotel. Approximately one hour and a half is spent touring the Dolmabahce Palace. You’ll be taken to the palace’s rooms, halls, and collections before being picked up by bus.
The Eminonu Pier, from which the boat trip on the Bosphorus departs, will be the destination. You will begin sailing on the Bosphorus after a brief period of time on the Golden Horn.
After leaving Istanbul’s European Side, you will sail for about an hour until you reach the second Bosphorus bridge. Numerous historical structures and monuments can be found on the European Side, including the Ortakoy Mosque, Galata Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, and Rumeli Fortress, which you will see while sailing.
When you reach the second bridge, turn around and head back to Istanbul’s Asian neighborhood to see Kucuksu Palace, an Ottoman hunting lodge built in the 19th century, from your boat.
You will board the bus once more to see the Asian side of the city on the way back after spending about 45 minutes at the palace.
You will pass by the Anatolian Fortress, Kuleli Military High School, Beylerbeyi Palace, and Maiden’s Tower after passing by the Asian Side.
You will take a bus to Pierre Loti Hill following your two and a half hours on the Bosphorus. It takes about 25 minutes to travel through some of Istanbul’s historic neighborhoods, including Eminonu, Balat, and Eyup, where you will see a number of historical sites and hear some narration.
You will have an hour or so of free time after ascending Pierre Loti Hill so that you can eat lunch and snap some pictures of the fantastic views of the Golden Horn and Istanbul. While the bus is waiting for you at the bottom of the hill, you will then have the option of traveling down the hill by cable car.
You can follow and observe the Old City’s Great Walls for miles as you travel back to Sultanahmet Square after boarding the bus once more.
During a 5-hour guided cruise along the Bosphorus Strait, sail between the continents of Asia and Europe.
Admire the amazing architecture and historical sites while taking a bus tour of Istanbul's Old City.
Get a bird's-eye view of the city by returning from Pierre Loti Hill via cable car.