4M : GOLDEN HORN (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantine. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balatviewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, 21 kms. long City Walls, the strongest fortification of the middle age.
SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc.
BOSPHORUS CRUISE, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.
RUMELİ FORTRESS (from the sea/no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture.
* HALF DAY MORNING TOURS TERMINATE AT SULTANAHMET CENTER IN FRONT OF HAGIA SOPHIA
4A : In the afternoon Spice Bazaar maybe substituted with ZİNDAN HAN, built during the Byzantine Empire. It was the first Women Prison in the world by the Ottomans, restored back to the original style nowadays.
also visioned during the tour
IMPERIAL GARDENS OF ROYAL YILDIZ PALACE • ÇIRAĞAN PALACE HOTEL KEMPINSKI
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE connecting EUROPE & ASIA continents • BEYLERBEYİ PALACE from the sea
Bosphorus tours are practiced with regular boat if minimum number of attendants is not provided for the private boat