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.
Code : BPIST4M(Morning) // BPIST4A(Afternoon)
Tour Name: Half Day Bosphorus & Eminonu Tour
Duration : Morning or Afternoon
Itinerary : Picking up about 13:30 from your hotel (**only Old City and Taksim area with free pick up service) , The tour starts with Rustem Pasha Mosque constructed by Architect Sinan and decorated with the best examples of Turkish tiles. Rustem Pasha was the the Grand Vizier of Sultan Suleiman and was married to his daughter. Later, you will walk through the Hasircilar Street leading to 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 but 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 the staff carried on camels from India and Far East was delivered to Europe with ships. Today, it is still very popular among the local whom want to buy spices, delight, cheese and dried fruits. There are also shops selling souvenirs and gold. When you come out of the Spice Market, you will see Yeni Cami (so 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. There is also a bathroom in the boat. You may buy snacks and drinks in the boat too. The tour taking about 2 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 yacht to give you information about the places you see on the tour. The boat tour takes about 1.5 hours. The tour ends with free time in Eminonu 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
** Please note that there will be an extra charge for pick up service from other locations which will be informed you separetely when we get your hotel details. The extra pick up service cost payable to the driver in cash change please.
Price : 30 Euros for cash payments
8% tax will be added for credit cards payments.
Free pick up service provided for Old City and Taksim area hotels. Additional cost may be required for other destinations.