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Istanbul Bosphorus and Two Continents Tour provided by Istanbul Sightseeing Tours

Istanbul Bosphorus and Two Continents Tour

Istanbul Bosphorus and Two Continents Tour
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About
Discover the wonders of the Asian and European sides of Istanbul by land and sea on this full-day tour. In the morning, sail under the Bosphorus Bridge passing Ortaköy Mosque and Dolmabahçe Palace. After lunch (meal included), hop in a car to further explore both sides of the city. Discover quaint neighborhoods and learn the history of this fascinating city. Finally, cross the intercontinental Bosphorus Bridge to the Asian side where you'll see some off-the-beaten-path parts of town and even get a perfect panoramic view of the city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • After hotel pickup in Istanbul, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the Bosphorus Strait, the waterway that separates Europe and Asia. Here, step onto a traditional sightseeing boat, settling on the outer deck to enjoy unobstructed views as you cruise between the two continents past Istanbul’s scenic European and Asian shores. Listen to the live onboard commentary, sail under the Bosphorus Bridge, and glide by highlights such as the Ortaköy Mosque, Dolmabahçe Palace and Rumeli Fortress, the latter built by Sultan Mehmed II in 1452. After about two hours, disembark and enjoy a 3-course lunch at a local seafood restaurant. Then, hop into an air-conditioned minivan and enjoy the stunning views on a drive across the Bosphorus Bridge to Istanbul’s Asian side. Admire the Ottoman-era ‘yali’ (mansions) along the waterfront, hearing how it was possible for these grand houses to be built so close to the water. Then, take in the ornate Beylerbeyi Palace, once a summer residence of Ottoman sultans, and other landmarks as you work your way to Çamlıca Hill, a highpoint commanding spectacular views over the city. Absorb the panoramas over drinks (own expense) at the cafe, and then finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • After hotel pickup in Istanbul, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the Bosphorus Strait, the waterway that separates Europe and Asia. Here, step onto a traditional sightseeing boat, settling on the outer deck to enjoy unobstructed views as you cruise between the two continents past Istanbul’s scenic European and Asian shores. Listen to the live onboard commentary, sail under the Bosphorus Bridge, and glide by highlights such as the Ortaköy Mosque, Dolmabahçe Palace and Rumeli Fortress, the latter built by Sultan Mehmed II in 1452. After about two hours, disembark and enjoy a 3-course lunch at a local seafood restaurant. Then, hop into an air-conditioned minivan and enjoy the stunning views on a drive across the Bosphorus Bridge to Istanbul’s Asian side. Admire the Ottoman-era ‘yali’ (mansions) along the waterfront, hearing how it was possible for these grand houses to be built so close to the water. Then, take in the ornate Beylerbeyi Palace, once a summer residence of Ottoman sultans, and other landmarks as you work your way to Çamlıca Hill, a highpoint commanding spectacular views over the city. Absorb the panoramas over drinks (own expense) at the cafe, and then finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26250P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 3-course lunch
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Bridge
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • we need your istanbul hotel name to pick you up from your hotel
  • Ports:
  • Galataport İstanbul, Kılıçali Paşa Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No: 8 İç Kapı No: 102, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • 3-course lunch
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Bridge
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • we need your istanbul hotel name to pick you up from your hotel
  • Ports:
  • Galataport İstanbul, Kılıçali Paşa Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No: 8 İç Kapı No: 102, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Dolmabahce Palace
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Ortakoy
  • 2
    Bosphorus Bridge
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Istanbul Sightseeing Tours
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Nabil Ezarrug
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“Wonderful day”
Sep 2021 • Family
We spent Wonderful time with Mr. Emre , he has good knowledge about Istanbul history and provided excellent service to my family. We were 8 people. Good personality.
(boat tour + cable car + lunch).. also it was a sunny day, all the family had enjoyed it.
Written 4 September 2021
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Dear Friend , Mr.Nabile , Thanks to your kind review. See you and your family in future again in Istanbul with our tour services . Emre
Written 5 September 2021
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Abuwa
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Amazing Tour With Mr Emre Önal
Jul 2019 • Couples
Bismillah
It was our great holiday and tour in Turki with Mr Emre Önal was our tour guide. We went to see beautiful Bursa and it’s beautiful snowy mountain. We cruised the strait of Bosporus up to Buyukada. Staying in Istanbul was also a great chance to visit historic sites of Anatolia, including Blue Mosque, and its surrounding area. We also went to visit a great history site of Abu Ayoub Al Anshari. Spices market, grand market were among other places that were so enjoyable we have visited. Turki keeps a lot of beautiful and historical sites to visit. We also went to Kayseri, Cappadocia and had opportunity to visit our Australian friend living in Nevsheher. In general, Turki is very beautiful, the creativity of it people. The Turkish people were very welcoming by offering us with different democratic choices of tea, black tea, apple tea, etc.

Love to come back one day

Alhamdulillah
Written 20 June 2020
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Dear Friend, Thanks To your kind review. Hope to see you again in Turkey istanbul With your family. Emre Ö.
Written 2 July 2020
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Ara O
2 contributions
Best Tour Guide in Istanbul
Mar 2020 • Friends
Emre and his team are awesome. They were professional, flexible and reliable. I booked a group tour for my family and friends as part of my wedding weekend. We had 40 guests and they all had an amazing time. The buses were clean and the tour was exceptional. I would recommend them a 100 times!!! Don’t hesitate, send Emre a message and book the tour!!
Written 10 April 2020
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Tour66615563840
1 contribution
Not bad
May 2019 • Couples
Boat ride was great . Lunch was incredible . Other stops were just average . It could have included a major sight like Grand bazaar or the Sofya
Written 28 May 2019
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mahmut emre O
Dear Guest ; Thanks to your review but As you did booked and purchased " istanbul Bosphorus and the Continents Tour " we took you in that tour. We have also other tour options which includes St.Sophia & The Grand Bazaar . " Highlights of istanbul " EMRE
Written 29 May 2019
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Sami473
Kuwait139 contributions
MAGICAL CONNECTION OF THE TWO CONTINENTS
May 2018
Bosphorus itself a magical place and to have the trip to two continents is an additional charm. You can enjoy the difference of the tow civilization watching the old and old cultures. Asian and Western touch is visible. Traveling under the Bosphorus bridge is interesting and it reminds you Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco
Written 14 May 2018
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