Explore the important points of Istanbul, where the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires were located in the previous centuries. Visit the stunningly beautiful Dolmabahçe Palace and the breathtaking Camlica hill, Ortakoy beach, the historic Rustem Pasha Mosque, and the world-famous Grand Bazaar. Istanbul is Turkey’s most-visited city as it attracts millions of visitors every year. The city is able to offer a memorable holiday experience as it combines everything needed for pleasurable, joyful, and fun vacations. Also known as the city of contradictions, Istanbul is divided by the Bosporus Sea into two continents, Europe and Asia.
What to see during the Two Continents Istanbul Excursion?
What to expect during the Two Continents Istanbul Excursion?
On the day of your excursion, a comfortable bus will pick you up from your hotel in the morning. The bus will drive you towards the starting point of our excursion. During this experience, a tour guide will be with you to guide you through the monuments and explain interesting facts about the places of interest and the city’s history.
The first stop will be made at the infamous Spice Bazaar. Also known as the Egyptian Bazaar this location offers you a first-class opportunity to exercise your bargaining skills. There, you will spend 45 minutes strolling around the bazaar. During this time, you may observe an incredible variety of spices and understand the culinary tradition of Turkey.
Then, accompanied by your tour guide, you will enjoy a cruise in the Bosporus between two continents. During the cruise, you can observe the spectacular Ottoman villas on the sides of the Bosporus and admire their distinct architectural design. In addition, you will be able to see some notable monuments such as the Cragin Kempinski, the Dolmabahce Palace, and the Leander’s Tower. The cruise has an approximate duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes.
By the end of the cruise, you will be transferred to a local restaurant for a lunch break. This is the perfect time to get energized and relax for a while before reaching the Asian side of the city.
A fully air-conditioned bus will drive you towards Asia by passing through the imposing suspended Bosporus Bridge. Driving between two continents will also be a great experience as you can enjoy magnificent views. According to the schedule, the first stop on the Asian side will take place at the Beylerbeyi Palace Museum. During the period of the Ottoman Empire, this place was used as the summer mansion of the sultans. Nowadays, it hosts a great museum that maintains Ottoman decoration and demonstrates Ottoman architecture.
The last stop of this excursion will take place at Camlica Hill. This is the highest point of Istanbul and the perfect point to enjoy some spectacular panoramic views over the city. Do not miss the chance to snap some photos of two continents. The bus will then transfer you back to the European side. Return to your hotel is expected during the afternoon.
What is the Two Continents Istanbul Excursion Program?
- Pick up from your hotel and full day Tour starts.
- Visit Spice Bazar, Camlica Hill, and much more
- Lunch in a local restaurant.
- Drive back to your hotel.
What is included in the Cost of the Two Continents Istanbul Excursion?
- Entrance Fee
- All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
- English Tour Guide
- Excursion Transfers
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off transfers
- Lunch without Beverages