Admire the Ottoman and Byzantine monuments of Istanbul on a full-day sightseeing cruise along the Bosphorus. Get views of the minarets of the Blue Mosque, stroll through the Spice Bazaar, see traditional silk weaving skills, and much more.
Following breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your professional licensed tour guide for a full day tour of Istanbul. Dolmabahçe Palace : Dolmabahçe Palace was commissioned by the 31st Ottoman sultan, Abdülmecid. It was designed with a western view in keeping with the modernization aim of Ottomans. There are numerous extremely valuable pieces of art here. If you are curious about the final stages of Ottoman Empire, you must discover the mysteries of Dolmabahçe Palace. Spice Bazaar : Spice Bazaar is one of Istanbul’s oldest covered bazaars and was actually built to bring in funds to the mosque during the construction of New Mosque. The bazaar is famous for its herbalists and rows of spices, Turkish delight, nuts and dried fruit paint an appetizing picture. Bosphrous Tour : The beauty of the Bosphrous is well known around the world. The shores of the strait have been home to many civilizations throughout history. The most significant thing about Bosphrous is that it is a passage that separates the European and Asian continents. Walls of Istanbul : Constantinople Walls were built by Constantine the Great to surround and protect the city when it was appointed as the new capital of the Roman Empire. They still raise awe to this day.