After your breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel for your full-day Bosphorus and Two Continents Tour.
The program includes:
Old City Walls
Initially built by Constantine the Great, the walls surrounded the new city on all sides, protecting it against attack from both sea and land. As the city grew, the famous double line of the Theodosian Walls was built in the 5th century.
Golden Horn by Bus
Golden Horn, an estuary formed by the flooding of valleys of two rivers confluent just northwest of Eyüp by Bosphorus in prehistorical times, had always been Istanbul’s primary harbor. In fact, it can be argued that Istanbul would never have existed in such a grand way if it weren’t for this superb harbor (and also the superb trading route through and across Bosphorus, by the way).
Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar)
The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme, and every other conceivable herb and spice.
Boat on the Bosphorus
An amazing cruise between the two continents, Europe and Asia, along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas, and mansions up to the Rumeli Fortress.
Rumeli Fortress (from the sea/outside)
İstanbul had been besieged many times before Mehmet the Conqueror took the city in 1453, but it managed to defend itself with the help of the Roman city walls.
Turkey is one of the best leather-producing countries in the world. We will watch a fashion show in an outlet center which produces and manufactures various of great quality leatherware. So, it’s a good opportunity to have a look at the reasonably priced good quality leather accessories. (Optional due to high circulation and long line for the Palace)
Unique chance to step from one continent to another (from Europe to Asia)
The summer residence of the Sultans was also used to house foreign heads of state visiting the Ottoman capital.
One of the highest points in Istanbul. There are historical-designed teahouses, cafes, and a restaurant inside a public park with monumental trees, flower gardens, and fountains, run by the Istanbul Municipality.
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At the end of the tour, our car will leave you in front of your hotel.