Bosporus Cruise & Grand Bazaar
Land tour code: IST-12
Cruise port: Turkey - Istanbul
Duration: Half day
Start the tour with a short drive through the modern city of Istanbul, crossing the Galata Bridge en route to the Golden Horn. The Bosporus strait divides Europe from Asia and the two parts of Istanbul are connected by the Galata and Ataturk Bridges.
In your private tender boat you will find yourselves gliding through the Bosporus, among various other vessels with both sides of the city, the Orient and the Occident, looking at you and the rich past emerging. With your boat you will pass by the palaces Dolmabahce and Ciragan.
On the Asian side, you will visit the Beylerbeyi Palace, the summer residence of the sultans, the Castle of Anatolia and the magnificent Kanlica Villa, which seems to "lean" on the Bosporus.
After your cruise you will visit the colorful Grand Bazaar, where you will have an entire hour for shopping at your disposal.
REMARKS: The tour involves easy walking: some walking over even surface included.