Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Cruise & Cable Car Tour gives you the chance to see great modern Palace and Bezmi Alem Valide Sıltan Mosque. Also, You will enjoy by taking cable car down from the Pierre Lotti Hill and enjoy the best view of the Golden Horn and amazing Bosphorus Cruise by boat. It is highly recommended tour in Istanbul.
Our staff will come and pick you up from your hotel at 08:30 am then drive to meeting point to meet with other tour participants and local tourist guide.
First we will drive along the sea side road, pass through the Golden Horn Bridge of Istanbul and you will have panoramic view of Golden Horn and Bosphorus. When we pass the Golden Horn Bridge we drive allong the Bosphorus and stop at Dolmabahce Palace which was one of the best modern palace of Ottoman, visit interior of the Dolmabahce Palace then drive to Bezmi Alem Valide Sultan Mosque where will see the beatiful color of the nature. After spending sometime in Bezmi Alem Valide Sultan Mosque we drive to restaurant. We will have lunch in a local restaurant the continue the tour of Golden Horn and Bosphorus Cruise up to second brindge of Bosphorus. Embark to boat and we will sail between Asia and Europe. While we are sailing, we will see the Ottoman Villas and mansions, Rumeli Fortress. First we will drive to Eyup where we will take the cabe car on Pierre Lotti Hill. We will have break here to take picture then drive to boat.
At the end of the fullday tour, drive back to hotel and you will be droped off at you hotel around 17:30 pm.
Brief Info about the sites :
Dolmabahce Palace : The Dolmabahce Palace, a blend of various European architectural styles, was built between 1843-1856 by Karabet Balyan, the court architect of Sultan Abdulmecid. The tree-stooried 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. It surpasses all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence.
Golden Horn (from the bus) : The arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantine. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, 21 kms. long City Walls(from the bus), the strongest fortification of the middle age.
Pierre Lotti Hill : It was named after the famous French writer, you will enjoy magnificent scenery of Golden Horn and the city after you take a cable car drive for the hill.
Bosphorus Sightseeing 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.