Get ready for another exciting day of exploration in Istanbul! After breakfast, we’ll pick you up from your hotel at 08:00 for the Full Day Bosphorus Cruise tour.
Our first stop is the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, once home to six Sultans and later used as a presidential summer residence by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of Turkey. Next, we’ll visit the Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque, also known as Dolmabahce Mosque, located on the Bosphorus shores. After a delightful lunch break, we’ll continue to the Golden Horn, the world’s largest natural harbor, offering stunning views and two rivers merging at its far end. Get ready to be amazed by the ancient City Walls of Constantinople, standing strong for 1600 years, except for two breaches during the fourth Crusade. Marvel at the majestic Bosphorus Bridge, connecting Europe and Asia. We’ll then visit the revered Ebu Eyyup El Ensari Tomb, a site visited by Prophet Mohammed during his first visit to Medina. Ascend Pierre Loti Hill, named after the renowned French novelist and naval officer Pierre Loti, and enjoy a breathtaking view from the cable car as we descend.During our Bosphorus Cruise, you’ll witness the impressive Rumeli Fortress from the sea and catch a glimpse of where the Bosphorus meets the Black Sea, perfect for memorable photos. At 17:30, our tour concludes, and we’ll drop you off at your hotel, allowing you to relax and unwind in the evening.
Accommodation: Great Fortune Hotel or similar (bed, breakfast and lunch)