Code : BPIST8
Tour Name : Golden Horn & Bosphorus Tour
Duration : Full Day
Itinary : We will pick you up about 08:30 for the tour (**only Old City and Taksim area with free pick up service). The first stop is Yedikule Dungeons located within the city walls of Constantinople, once used as a prison and execution site for the young princes. Driving along the city walls will end at one of the oldest and most important churches in the city - The Church of Chora - representing fascinating wall paintings which tell the life of Christ in an historical order. Even though the building itself being small, the meaning was great for Byzantines as being founded at the borders of the city and welcoming the visitors. Today the environment is restored and this is a good place to spend time with local artisans and wooden houses. After the church, we will have a tea-coffee break at one of the most splendid spots of Istanbul with a beautiful view over the Golden Horn - Pierre Loti Hill. The place inspired the French Poet Mr Pierre Loti who gave the spot her name. You will again start drive but that time along the shores of Golden Horn through the towns Fener and Balat which are the old Greek and Jewish living sites. Fener Orthodox Patriarchate is located in the area as well where you will have a stop for the visit. The journey will end by driving along the Golden Horn Bridge in Sultanahmet about 12.30.
We will have a lunch break in a traditional Turkish Restaurant.
Countinue to our trip with first Rustem Pasa Mosque, special with Ottoman tiles and then walk through the Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Market) built in 1664 and filled with the fragrance of the exotic East such as spices, dried fruits, turkish delights. The Bosphorus cruise by TurYol boat takes about 1.5 hour and 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. Return to the hotel about 18:00.
** 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 : 65 euro per person for cash payments
8% tax will be added for credit cards payments.
The cost including the transportation, entrances fees, lunch and Professional English speaking guide
Please note that this tour is not operated on Wednesdays