Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise & Cable Car Tour
You will be collected from the hotel at 13:30 pm. Meet with your local tour guide and drive to Bosphorus cruise port and embark on the boat. Start to sail up to Bosphorus by boat between Europe & Asia continents shores and local guide will explain you all the history of palaces, mosque, pasha villas and mansions until second Bosphorus bridge then sail back to the departure point and disembark from the boat. We continue our tour by touristic bus to Pierre Loti Hill of Golden Horn site. Pierre Loti Hill has a lovely view of Golden Horn part from the top. We will have time feel this atmosphere and you can take nice pictures then Cable Car combination down. Pick you up from the cable car and drive back to the old city and transfer to your hotels around 17:00 pm.
Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise & Cable Car Tour is available every day all year round.
Information for the Sites in Afternoon Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise:
City Walls: The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.
Bosphorus Boat Sightseeing Cruise: An amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE and ASIA, along with the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions up to the Rumeli Fortress.
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.
Drive by Bus to Golden Horn: As natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of İstanbul. The inlet separates the Europen shore into two. It is approximately 8km long, and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus.Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end.
Cable Car & Pierre Loti Hill: It was named after the Famous French writer you will enjoy the magnificent scenery of Golden Horn and the city.
- Tips to Driver and Guide
- Personal Expenses
- Pick up and drop off at your Hotel (From Central Hotels)
- Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
- Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
- Bosphorus Boat Cruise
- Cable Car on Pierre Loti Hill
- Parking and Road tolls
- Local taxes