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Tulip Guided Tour in Emirgan Park with Bosphorus Ferry Ride

Tulip Guided Tour in Emirgan Park with Bosphorus Ferry Ride

By My Local Guide Istanbul
See the tulips in their land of origin. Enjoy some of the unique tulips which are not common to see elsewhere. Relax at the Istanbul's biggest park with the pools, nature life and spectacular view of the Bosphorus. Enjoy the stories of how tulips were taken to Europe from your licensed guide and the importance of tulips in the Ottoman society. Relax on the ferry while cruising the Bosphorus straight with Asia on your one side and Europe on the other side.

Ages 0-90, max of 10 per group
Duration: 5h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Public ferry tickets ( return )
  • Guiding
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
  • Entry/Admission - Emirgan Park
What's not included
  • There are cafes in the park offering drinks and snacks where you can have lunch.

  • Rüstem Paşa, Tahmis Sk. 1B, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
    Our meeting point is MISIR CARŞISI YENI CAMI KAPISI ( Spice Bazaar New Mosque Gate ). Please note, Spice Bazaar has six gates, so please make sure you are waiting at the right gate. Spice market is a short walk from the Galata bridge. If you come by tram please get off at the Eminonu station.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 68538P48

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 68538P48

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      Tahmis Sk. 1B
      Rüstem Paşa, Tahmis Sk. 1B, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
      Our meeting point is MISIR CARŞISI YENI CAMI KAPISI ( Spice Bazaar New Mosque Gate ). Please note, Spice Bazaar has six gates, so please make sure you are waiting at the right gate. Spice market is a short walk from the Galata bridge. If you come by tram please get off at the Eminonu station.
      See address & details
    • 1
      Bosphorus Strait
      Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 2
      Emirgan Park
      Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • My Local Guide Istanbul
      Istanbul, Türkiye
      Joined in May 2012
    • Oscar T
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Turkan is the best tour guide!!
      Turkan is an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable, friendly and always looking out for her visitors. She made me and my wife have a GREAT and FUN day. Recommend tours with her 1000%. She brought us to a very good local restaurant and also was helping us out get good deals at the Bazaars! She is great!
      Written 13 April 2024
    • Q4044ORisabeller
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      A very bad experience
      The whole description on the website was inaccurate. The tour was advertised as a 4 hours tour with a guide for a fee of £50 p/pers which was supposed to include a guided tour of the Haggia Sophia, the blue Mosque and the Cister Basilica. In the description they mentioned that the entry fee to the Cistern of 300 TL wasn't included. I booked thinking that we'd have a kind of priority queue for the monuments. On arrival at the Haggia Sophia, we not only had to stand in the queue for more than an hour, we also discovered that the 25 euros entrance fee for Haggia Sophia wasn't included and that the entrance fee for the Cistern had dubbeled in price. Moreover, we would also have had to stand in a long queue for the remaining 2 monuments. I'm not sure how the guide was planning to do the tour in 4 hours whilst the waiting time to access the 3 monuments would have added up to a minimum of 3 hours! When we kindly ask the tour guide to speak to her boss, we were dismayed by the man's attitude- he was unprofessional, rude and blaming. In short, avoid this tour company, they're dishonest!
      Written 5 April 2024
    • 854meaghanw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Make time for this tour!
      Burak was simply wonderful! He was fun, knowledgeable and kind. This was a highlight of my mother and I’d time in Istanbul for sure. We left with full bellies, hearts and souls!
      Written 5 April 2024
    • Mark Z
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An incredible Experience.
      This was simply the best time I spent doing a walking excursion of this kind. As a world traveller I can’t wait to go back and with the same excursion provided. Absolutely first class.
      Written 25 March 2024
    • Todd H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing way to spend a day.
      What a fantastic day. We had a small group, and our guide, Önder Denver was amazing. The food was fantastic, and the history both from a food, and local history and culture perspective was much better than expected. It's a fantastic introduction to the city, spending time in the European old and new side as well as the Asian side. I would put this tour as a must do if you are in Istanbul. Thank you Önder!!
      Written 22 March 2024
    • Maribel P
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Istanbul solo trip 3-2024
      The tour guide was very friendly. Explained everything about the food and the history behind it. I was full at the end of the tour. I really liked this as my last day in Istanbul. Thank you!
      Written 20 March 2024
    • Gary S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A perfect day in Istanbul
      What a way yo spend a day in Istanbul. All of the places we visited were excellent. Food was diverse and delicious. Our guide was the perfect knowledgeable host. Really enjoyed it.
      Written 12 March 2024
    • JosephT2505
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Fantastic Tour
      We only had a 24 layover in Istanbul and wanted to make the most of our time here. This tour was the perfect match! The pick up at the airport was smooth. We were dropped off at our hotel where we met our guide after we checked in. We can’t say enough GREAT things about our guide Burak. He was absolutely fantastic! His English was great but his knowledge of the history here in Istanbul really made the tour come alive. We started at the Basilica Cistern, toured the Blue Mosque, the Byzantine Hippodrome and then the Hagia Sophia. After, we took a tram/ferry to the Asian side of Istanbul for food and drink and general exploration. Our tour started around 4:45 pm and ended close to 11 pm. It was a memorable experience and well worth the price. Burak made our experience more than we could have hoped for - THANK YOU! One other great part of the tour is that we were picked up in the morning at our hotel and brought back to the airport. Overall, an awesome experience!!
      Written 10 March 2024
    • GeoMc196
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Quick skip the lines
      It was good to have the guide to skip the lines to get into everywhere quicker . A little free time at each destination would have enhanced the tour . To much irrelevant information about architecture made us lose interest . We did most of this tour again on our own .
      Written 10 March 2024
    • G M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great variety, great taste!
      My friend and I are visiting Istanbul for a few days, and we booked this tour last minute. Despite us being the only ones, Salih gave us a lovely tour of the Asia and Europe sides of Istanbul, and we tried lots of amazing foods and drinks. Highly recommend to any foodies!
      Written 26 February 2024
    • 107briannad
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Pick this one!
      Sahil was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable and guided us around at a leisurely pace. The sights were impressive and so OLD! Sahil explain the history clearly, which is tricky when we are looking at a 1500 year old Mosque. Definitely recommend.
      Written 3 February 2024
    • SandraL2120
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Would highly recommend.
      This is an excellent tour! we visited about 8 establishment and learned about the food, history and legacies along the way.
      Written 2 February 2024
    • L7712IRchristinem
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend dinner in Asia and desert in Europe
      What a wonderful experience. The knowledgable guide was interesting and informative. We went to a food market in Asia and try a variety of local produce and dishes. From olives and pickeled vegetables to Turkish "pizza", kebabs, chicken wings, soup and, my absolute favourite, a mussel bar with - kid you not - the best mussels I ever had, that came from the Black Sea. The ferry ride back to Europe let us end the evening at a restaurant specializing in deserts, for baklava, Turkish ice cream and weirdly wonderful kunefe.
      Written 21 January 2024
    • Y1630LHmarcusb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Do this tour!!
      Fully recommend this tour! It was just me and one other person that evening, and Salih was a fantastic guide. Not only had he picked out nothing but fantastic spots to get food, but he was incredibly knowledgeable about everything - the food, how the dishes were prepared, local history, you name it! If you do this tour, don't eat beforehand! There was a lot of food, and it was so tough to pick a favourite meal as everything was delicious!! Definitely recommend booking this if you are visiting Istanbul!
      Written 19 January 2024
    • TrianaTeresa
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous experience
      We had a wonderful evening sampling foods in a market we wouldn't have otherwise discovered. The ferry ride to/from the Asia side was fun, and dinner on the Asia side felt so authentic. The neighborhood was quaint and full of residents of Istanbul. Burak exposed us to wonderful foods and traditions, spoke beautiful English, and was gracious and patient. We enjoyed learning and talking from him. On the tour, we made many stops in the market, sampling an array of foods, both on foot and sitting at tables. The perfect combo! The evening ended with dessert on the Europe side - one of the best desserts we've ever eaten - and Burak walking us to the tram back to our hotel. Do this tour!
      Written 14 January 2024
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