Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul's Egyptian Bazaar
Hop out of your coach and head inside the market while breathing in its heady aromas of fragrant spices and herbs. Hear tips for interesting stalls to visit from your guide, and then enjoy roughly 45 minutes of free time to explore and shop at leisure.
After shopping and sightseeing around the famous souk, travel by coach to the banks of the Bosphorus Strait for your cruise. Learn about the famous stretch of water that straddles both the Asian and European continents as you travel, and then board your sightseeing boat for the cruise.
Take a seat out on deck or inside the cabin, and cruise past an impressive selection of Istanbul’s showpiece sights. Look out for Dolmabahçe Palace with its decadent façade as well as 15th-century Rumeli Hisarı Fortress and Beylerbeyi Palace where Ottoman-era sultans spent their summer vacations. Your route takes in sights on both the European and Asian shores and, in addition to Istanbul’s big-name attractions, the cruise also passes some of the city’s lesser-known gems: mosques, fortresses, palaces and more.
Having admired the sights of the Bosphorus Strait from the water, return to land and finally finish your experience with a hotel drop-off.
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Starts at 9am
Starts at 1pm
Egyptian Bazaar, Istanbul
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Professional guide
- Sightseeing cruise
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children aged 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
- During religious holidays on July 28, 29 and 30 and October 4, 5, 6 and 7, 2014, the Spice Bazaar will be closed
Reviewed by: Johan, South Africa, October 2014
Intersting way to learn someting about Istanbul in a short time and enjoyig yje views down the Bosphorus
Reviewed by: Lenka H, September 2014
This is must see when you are in Istanbul. The perspective of the city from the boat is a different.