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The Bosphorus Strait defines Istanbul. It is the divide between Europe and Asia, and the main connection between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Dotted with parks and elaborate Ottoman mansions, including Dolmabahce Palace, and spanned by three intercontinental bridges, the Bosphorus is the veritable heart of the city.

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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

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Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
per group
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$150.00
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Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace

Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace

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Cruise the stunning Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and experience three of the best Istanbul sights on this adventure-filled full-day sightseeing tour. This tour takes you on a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait to savor spectacular sights of bridges, palaces, mosques and fortresses. Stop at Dolmabahçe Palace for a guided tour and explore the alluring scents and colors of the Spice Bazaar. Visit Rüstem Pasha Mosque on top of Camlica Hill and capture wide views of the skyline. Plus, enjoy a delicious 3-course meal along the beautiful shoreline.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.11
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$111.11
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Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

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Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

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Instead of driving around Istanbul all day in a stuffy tour bus, discover the city’s beauty in style on this relaxing sunset cruise down the Bosphorus, the waterway that marks the border between Asian Turkey and European Turkey. From the open-air deck of your luxury yacht, see riverside landmarks like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque and the Rumeli Fortress, all lit by the beautiful dusk light.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.38
$61.73
$12.35 savings
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$61.73
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Contemporary Art Walk: Istiklal Street, Modern Art Museums

Contemporary Art Walk: Istiklal Street, Modern Art Museums

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Dive headfirst into Istanbul’s modern art scene on this 3.5-hour walking tour. Learn about Turkey’s rich art history as you follow your enthusiastic guide around the districts of Tophane and Karaköy, stopping to browse a selection of the city’s most interesting contemporary art galleries, including SALT Galata. Finally, learn about popular Turkish artists like Abidin Dino and Ara Güler, and view cutting-edge temporary exhibitions at the Istanbul Modern Art Museum. This small-group tour is limited to 15 for a personalized experience and includes hotel pickup.
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  • 3 hours 20 minutes to 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.46
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$123.46
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Canoeing in Istanbul

Canoeing in Istanbul

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Would you like to experience Istanbul in the most attractive way? If yes here is the chance for you during all four seasons. Even if you don't have a swimsuit, towel, etc... we will have stores on our way where you can buy such things. First, we will have a boat ride to the Asian Side and you will have the chance to cross the continents and enjoy the view. You can feed the seagulls with your simit on the boat! After arriving on the Asian side, we will go to the place to get canoes. We’ll also have a stop to swim in the Bosphorus while we canoe - one of the clearest water in Istanbul. Once we will finish canoeing, if you have no plans for lunch, we can have a stop for lunch - it is optional and we will see how the day goes. If your place of stay is on the European side, I will help you to get to the European side with the ferry.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.67
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$42.67

Evening Sunset Cruise in Istanbul

Evening Sunset Cruise in Istanbul

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Witness the beauty of Istanbul at dusk on this evening sightseeing cruise and watch the sunset over both the European and Asian sides. Marvel at all the sights as you sail past; keep a look out for Topkapi Palace, Maiden's Tower, Ortaköy & Mecidiye Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, the Bosphorus Bridge and Cıragan Palace.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.35
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$12.35

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Night Show from Istanbul

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Night Show from Istanbul

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Enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner as straddle two continents on a 4-hour dinner cruise in Istanbul.The leisurely nighttime route along the Bosphorus takes you past the most iconic landmarks of both the Asian and European sides of the city. While you dine, enjoy live belly dancing, folk dancing, and whirling dervish performances. Afterwards, you’re free to join in the dancing.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.34
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$37.34
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Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Free Refreshment and Audio Guide App

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Free Refreshment and Audio Guide App

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Join one of the best Bosphorus boat tours in Istanbul and admire the cosmopolitan city from a completely different perspective while enjoying the beautiful views of the Orient and the Occident at the same time. Your Istanbul Welcome Card Marine Officer will welcome you at the pier and help you on the boat, hand you over our Bosphorus tour plan and explain you what will see on the boat tour. Bosphorus Boat Tour The Bosphorus is 32km long, separates Europe from Asia and connects the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea. Cruise along the Bosphorus between Asia and Europe and discover Istanbul tourist attractions, magnificent palaces, ancient castles, and other historical sites, as well as fine seaside residences and the Bosphorus bridge. Furthermore, you will have a glance at the spectacular pieces of authentic civic architecture on the European and Asian coast. Our boat is departing hourly, if you should miss your departure time you can join the next departing boat.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.35
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$12.35
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Istanbul Boat Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace & Two Continents

Istanbul Boat Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace & Two Continents

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Admire beautiful architecture and capture stunning views of illustrious palaces during a full-day tour in Istanbul including a Bosphorus cruise. Aboard a cozy coach explore the highlights of Istanbul including the Walls of Constantinople, views of the Golden Horn and witness the lively Spice Bazaar on foot. You will then experience a must-do in Istanbul, a Bosphorus Strait sightseeing cruise. The cruise concludes with a visit to the beautiful Dolmabahce Palace where Istanbul’s late sultans once resided. Plus, you will gaze over this east-meets-west city for eye-popping views at Yeditepe or Çamlıca Hill.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.76
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$98.76
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Small-Group Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul’s Egyptian Bazaar

Small-Group Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul’s Egyptian Bazaar

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Cruise along the landmark lined waters of the Bosphorus Strait and stroll through the entrancing Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar during this 3.5-hour guided tour in Istanbul. On this tour, you will discover the bazaar’s abundant spices such as cardamom, mint, cinnamon, and have free time to explore on your own. Then, learn about Istanbul’s history from your expert guide as you set course for a cruise on the Bosphorus Strait. Aboard the ship, enjoy glimpses of famous Istanbul monuments like the impressive Rumeli Hisari Fortress and Dolmabahçe Palace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Bosphorus Dinner & Show Cruise (All Inclusive)

Bosphorus Dinner & Show Cruise (All Inclusive)

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Book your evening cruise on the Bosphorus ahead of time; this must-do activity sells out quickly. Step on board the boat for views of Istanbul's top landmarks—including the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and the Blue Mosque—lit up for the night. Enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner with drinks, followed by entertainment.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.98
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$41.98
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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Night Show from Istanbul

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Night Show from Istanbul

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Get a taste of Turkish culture and see the city from the water on this night time dinner cruise. Depart from your European-side hotel and sail down Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait. Admire the views of Ottoman palaces and two transcontinental bridges. Enjoy a three-course dinner and watch a Turkish Night Show with belly dancing, folk dancing, a henna ceremony, and more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.15
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Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus

Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus

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Experience the magic of Istanbul at twilight on this 4-hour cruise along the Bosphorus, enjoying views of both the European and Asian sides. Tuck into a generous buffet dinner of local cuisine as you float past illuminated landmarks like Dolmabahce Palace, the Bosphorus Bridge and Beylerbeyi Palace, and watch as the bars and nightclubs along the waterfront transform the city into a sea of neon.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Istanbul Tourist Pass: 35+ Top Attractions/ Services

Istanbul Tourist Pass: 35+ Top Attractions/ Services

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Save time and money on Istanbul’s top attractions with an Istanbul Tourist Pass, with a choice of 3- or 7-day digital city pass. This comprehensive sightseeing pass grants you: skip-the-line admission to Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace museums; a hop-on hop-off city bus tour and Bosphorus Strait boat tour plus an evening performance of whirling dervishes, and Istanbul SEA LIFE Aquarium.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.62
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Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner and Belly-Dancing Show

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner and Belly-Dancing Show

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Enjoy a night on the Bosphorus Strait filled with belly dancing and Anatolian folk music during this 3.5-hour dinner cruise from Istanbul. This Bosphorus dinner cruise traverses over the strait’s beautiful evening waters and passes Istanbul’s best sights. See the illuminated Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and Blue Mosque as you watch a traditional performance and savor great food and drinks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.25
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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise An Unforgettable Experience in Istanbul

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise An Unforgettable Experience in Istanbul

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Ensure your spot on a Bosphorus River dinner cruise for a memorable night out in Istanbul. The dinner cruise includes a 4-course meal of Turkish fare, and live entertainment that features traditional music and belly dancers. Soak in the sights of the city at night during your cruise on a tour that includes the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.21
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$43.21
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Bosphorus Sightseeing Boat Tour

Bosphorus Sightseeing Boat Tour

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See the major attractions of Istanbul as they were meant to be seen: from the water.  Comfortable transportation takes you from the Sultanahmet district to the docks, where you’ll enjoy a slow paced 1.5-hour boat tour along the Bosphorus. Listen to commentary as you photograph sights, such as Dolmabahce Palace and Rumeli Fortress, without your shots getting crowded by tourists or street traffic.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.46
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Skip The Line: 1-2 or 3 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

Skip The Line: 1-2 or 3 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

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Make your Istanbul adventure totally unique with a 1- 2- or 3 day private sightseeing tour. Opt for a single day and see the whole of the Old City, plus the Grand Bazaar. Extend the tour to include a second day and visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim, and Istiklal Street, plus a Bosphorus cruise. Please note that your guide is happy to alter the itinerary completely to accommodate your personal interests.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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Istanbul Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul Egyptian Bazaar

Istanbul Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul Egyptian Bazaar

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Discover Istanbul's best highlights in one day on this 3.5-hour guided shore excursion. After docking, you’ll promptly meet your friendly expert guide and set off to explore this historic city by coach. Tour the world-famous Spice Bazaar, then sail the calm waters of the Bosphorus River where you will have great photo opportunities with the Rumeli Hisarı Fortress, Dolmabahçe Palace and grand mosques as your backdrop. Along the way, your guide will illuminate the sites with information about the history and significance of each. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour. When the tour is over, head back to your ship for a worry-free, on-time departure.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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Istanbul City Tour with Bosphorus Strait Sightseeing Cruise

Istanbul City Tour with Bosphorus Strait Sightseeing Cruise

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Gaze over land and sea on this guided Istanbul city tour with a Bosphorus Strait sightseeing cruise. Aboard a comfy coach, discover the lively neighborhoods of Fener and Balat, and drive along the Golden Horn for spectacular views. With your expert guide experience the vibrant Spice Bazaar and then board a charming sightseeing cruise to traverse the Bosphorus viewing highlights like the Bosphorus Bridge and Rumeli Fortress.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.21
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Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul

Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul

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Combine a visit to some of Istanbul's highlights with a cruise on the Bosphorus in a single day. Morning and afternoon tours are available; the morning includes the Egyptian Spice Bazaar and Rumeli Fortress; the afternoon includes the Golden Horn, Balat, the Rumeli Fortress, and others. Along the way, listen to engaging narration by your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.69
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Istanbul by Night: Turkish Dinner and Show

Istanbul by Night: Turkish Dinner and Show

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Immerse yourself in a wild evening of traditional dancing and music during a dinner and show in Istanbul. During a typical night in Istanbul you’ll see brightly lit mosques, but tonight savor Turkish fare and enjoy a show of rhythmic belly dancing and more!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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Jewel's of Turkey - 6 Days

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Jewel's of Turkey - 6 Days

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Visit > Istanbul, Ancient Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, Pamukkale, Cruising on Bosphorus Internal flight tickets, 4* accommodation, Airport transfers, Skip-The-Line Tickets, Guiding service, Lunch at tours provided. Explore UNESCO Sites of Turkey with a customized 6 Days Package. Visit Istanbul; Where Asia Meets Europe and was the capital of 3 different empires, see historical monuments such as Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Pamukkale, The Pools of Heaven on Earth, Ancient Ephesus; An Archeological treasure, The best-preserved classical city in Eastern Mediterranean, walk on the ancient streets where Mother Mary, St John even St Paul walked. Learn history about early Christians and experience the life of locals. Tasty delicious foods from Turkish Cuisine.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$665.00
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$665.00
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Bosphorus Cruise & Golden Horn Sightseeing Morning Tour

Bosphorus Cruise & Golden Horn Sightseeing Morning Tour

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Take a boat ride along the Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and wander the Spice Bazaar on this guided tour in Istanbul. Discover the colorful Spice Bazaar and elegant Rüstem Pasha Mosque before spending the rest of the day sightseeing on the Bosphorus, a must-do in Istanbul. Explore the inlet to the Golden Horn, which divides European Istanbul, and capture amazing sights of Rumeli Fortress, Bosphorus bridges, and Dolmabahçe Palace. With serene coastal views of the Old City it’s no wonder people can’t seem to put their camera down as they cruise the Bosphorus Strait.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Should I book Bosphorus tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bosphorus can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 269 Bosphorus tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Bosphorus 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bosphorus costs USD 12.35. Guided Bosphorus tours start around USD 12.35 per person. See all 269 Bosphorus tickets and tours on Viator.
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