This is the combination of tours WA04 & WA05 : In the morning wander the Spice Bazaar and enjoy a 90 minutes cruise on the Bosphorus: In the afternoon, visit the incredible palace of Dolmabahce.
Morning : You have limited time in Istanbul to cruise on the Bosphorus ? Here an alternative : You will first visit the Spice Bazaar where your guide explains the miracle of the herbs and spices! We visit Rüstem Paşa Mosque and then walk to the quay to embark a 90 minutes cruise. The boat goes by the shores of Bosphorus while your guide specialist on Bosphorus will explain you everything en route. You will see the views of Dolmabahce Palace, Leanders Tower, two suspension bridges, Rumeli Hisarı Fortress, beautiful mansions by the shores of Bosphorus and finally we disembark near the Spice Bazaar.
In the afternoon, you will visit a palace with 285 rooms, 6 baths (hamam), 68 toilets and a ceiling made of 14 tons of gold ! Dolmabahçe Palace is an architectural jewel built by the Ottoman Sultan Abdulmecid between 1843 – 1856, checking out the modern approach to architecture with an essentially French influence. The richdom and splendor of the era are evident in every corner and artifact in the decor. You just cannot miss the Bohemian crystal chandeliers, the Crystal Staircase or the largest handmade Hereke rug in the Great Ceremonial Hall. Our guide – expert on 19th century Ottoman history – will take you step-by-step deep to the history of the palace and to its related stories full of legends, myths, and poems. Our last place to visit is Dolmabahçe Mosque.
This tour is organized every day of the year except on Mondays and Thursdays when the Dolmabahçe Palace is closed and its visit replaced by the visit of the Chora Museum.
- Pick-up from your hotel
- A/C tour coach
- English speaking tour guide
- Entrance Fees
- Lunch (without drinks)
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Tips to guide and driver
63,- EUR per person
Price may change depending the period of the year and number of passengers.
This tour is organized every day of the year except on Mondays and Thursdays when the Dolmabahçe Palace is closed and its visit replaced by the visit of the Chora Museum. Groups may reach up to 45 passengers.
Both in Turkey and Greece, winters may be cold and summers hot. On the other hand, you will most probably be visiting archaeological sites with more or less walking difficulties. Hence an adapted outfit is recommended :
Do not forget !
Visiting archaeological site may require good physical conditions and access to people with reduced mobility is not always possible. During visits and stops, the buses will be locked and under the supervision of the driver. Hence, if you wish, you can leave some personal belongings in the bus yet at your own responsibility. If not done at subscription, inform your tour guide as soon as you get on the coach about your specific food requirements so that the restaurant booked for lunch can be informed accordingly in due time.