- TOURS & SIGHTSEEING
- TOURS FROM ISTANBUL
- TURKEY PACKAGE TOURS
- PRIVATE TOURS
- SHORE EXCURSIONS
- SPECIAL TOURS
- TOUR ACTIVITIES
- BLUE CRUISES
You will be picked up from your hotel at 12:00 pm and join to the group than drive to Golden Horn boat cruise port.
(Please note that hotel pick up time may change according the town. Please inform us your hotel details while making your request)
Then embark the boat and the lunch will be served on the boat. Sail on the Golden Horn and pass under the Golden Horn Bridge. Continue to sail on the Bosphorus and we will sail around Maiden’s Tower. You will enjoy with lovely Golden Horn & Bosphorus cruise upto Black Sea and you will be able to see Asia and Europe together from the sea.
Your profossional local tour guide will inform you about history like Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Rumeli Fortress, villas and others then sail up to Black Sea.While you are on the cruise, you will be able to see two continents and three bridges on the Bosphorus that conect Asia and Europe. We stop in Anadolu Kavagi. We will embark from the boat in Anadolu Kavagi. You will have free time to explore lovaly small fish town. This lunch cruise tour programme is a relaxing escape away from the city. After explore the Anadolu Kavagi, embark to the boat and sail back to Golden Horn. Disembark from the boat and transfer back to hotels around 17:30 pm. Tour Ends.
Brief Information about the sites:
Cruise on the Golden Horn : One of the best natural harbours in the world, it was once the centre for the Byzantine and Ottoman navies and commercial shipping interests. As a natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of Istanbul.
Bosphorus Cruise : A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
Anadolu Kavagi (Stop over) : It is just north of a small fishing village called Anadolu Kavagı, on Macar Bay, and the entire area is referred to as Anadolu Kavagı. This section is one of the narrowest stretches of the Bosphorus.
The Rumeli Fortress (From The Sea): Istanbul had been besieged many times before Mehmet the Conqueror took the city in 1453,but it managed to defend itself with the help of the Roman city walls.
The Leander’s Tower (From The Sea): This is a small and attractive tower built on an islet at the entrance to the Bosphorus. It is one of the symbols of İstanbul. Used in the past as a watchtower and a lighthouse, it has been preserved in its 19th Century appearance.
Beylerbeyi Palace (From The Sea): Built on orders of the Ottoman Sultan Abdulaziz (1861-1876), Beylerbeyi is a delightful, if ornate, imperial residence with a fountain in the main salon, the usual sumptuous chambers, Bohemian crystal chandeliers, Sèvres and Chinese vases, and pleasant gardens.
Dolmabahce Palace (From The Sea) : Dolmabahçe Palace was ordered by the Empire’s 31st Sultan, Abdulmecid I, and built between the years 1843 and 1856. Previously, the Sultan and his family had lived at the Topkapı Palace, but as the medieval Topkapı was lacking in contemporary style, luxury, and comfort, as compared to the palaces of the European monarchs, Abdulmecid decided to build a new modern palace near the site of the former Besiktas Palace, which was demolished.