Bosphorus Cruise and Eminonu : Istanbul is located along the shores of Bosphorus which has some of the most splendid views in the world. Apart from the natural beautiy of the straight seperating Europe and Asia, both sides house the Imperial palaces, kiosks, pavillons, gardens and today´s million dolars of mansions. By this tour, you will make cruise on Bosphorus by public boat and your guide will provide you the extensive information behind it. But also the tour includes a visit to Rustem Pascha Mosque where the last examples of Ottoman tiles are exhibited. Then, you will visit the Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Market) the last stop of Silk Road where today still the various types of spices, Turkish delights, Turkish coffee, herbal teas and souvenirs are offerred.

The most panoramic tour in the city!

Trip Profile : The Excursion includes professional tour guidance, transportation and cruise tour by public ferry.

Excursion Details
Code: 
EFN4M (Morning)
Tour Name: 
Half Day Bosphorus & Eminonu Tour
Duration: 
Morning
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You will be picked up from your hotel at around 08:00-08:30 (free pick-up available from Sultanahmet & Taksim area hotels only), and the tour starts with Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar). This area is one of the most crowded sites of Eminonu since there are many shops selling cheese, olives, eggs, meat products, dried fruits and peddlers everywhere. You can have a short stop on your way to drink a glass of “Tursu Suyu – Pickle Juice”. There is Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi, the famous Turkish coffee store at the end of the street. This is an excellent place to buy Turkish coffee in the city. Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar) is one of the most colorful sites in the city. Once, the Bazaar was the last stop of the Silk Road from where all the commodities carried on camels from India and Far East was delivered to Europe with ships. Today, it is still very popular among the locals who want to buy spices, sweets, cheese and dried fruits. There are also shops selling souvenirs and jewellery. When you come out of the Spice Market, you will see Yeni Cami (also called The New Mosque or the actual name Valide Sultan Mosque) constructed in 1665. There are bird seeders in front of Mosque and the people sitting on the marble stairs viewing the Golden Horn bridge. Later, you will embark the boat for Bosporus Tour. This a large, safe and comfortable public boat with open and covered areas convenient for any weather conditions. You may buy snacks and drinks in the boat. The cruise takes about 1,5 hours and you will see Ciragan Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Bosporus Bridges, Maiden’s Tower and fabulous Ottoman Yalis (sea-side Mansions) during your tour. Your guide will be with you on the boat to give you information about the places you see on the tour. The tour ends with free time in Eminonu at around 12:00 from where you may either visit Spice Market again for shopping or have a walk over the Golden Horn Bridge. The guide is going to recommend you the best way to get your hotel on your own.

** Please note that there will be an extra charge for pick up service from other locations which will be informed you separately when we get your hotel details.

Price : 22 EUR per person for cash payments

8% tax will be added for credit cards payments.

The morning tour operated between 08.30-12:00 with the definite information for pick up time at the time of confirmation.

Excursion Details
Code: 
EFN4A (Afternoon)
Tour Name: 
Half Day Bosphorus & Eminonu Tour
Duration: 
Afternoon
Itinerary:
 You will be picked up from your hotel at around 13:00-13:30, and you will first drive by Golden Horn shores viewing the City Walls, dating back to the Byzantine Era. Then you will reach Eyup area, where you will take a short cable-car ride up to Pierre Loti Hill, where you can get one of the most magnificent views of Istanbul and Golden Horn. Pierre Loti Hill, is named after French author Pierre Loti (Louis Marie Julien Viaud) who fell in love with Istanbul at first sight, and frequented in the area a lot. After a short stop at the hill, you will get on the vehicle and drive to Eminonu, where you will get on the boat for a 2-hour Bosphorus Cruise. You will see the most impressive sights along the shores of the Bosphorus including Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Maiden´s Tower, Bosphorus bridges, Rumeli and Anadolu fortresses and Ottoman Residences. After the cruise, you will be dropped off back at your hotel at around 17:00.

Please note that there will be an extra charge for pick up service from other locations which will be informed you separately when we get your hotel details.

Price : 27 EUR per person for cash payments

8% tax will be added for credit cards payments.

The morning tour operated between 13:30-17:00 with the definite information for pick up time at the time of confirmation.

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Duration: 1 day
Maximum number of people: 30
Location: Turkey, Istanbul
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