| ISTANBUL DOLMABAHCE & BOSPHORUS TOUR
Full day tour with lunch included
Spice Bazaar: In front of the New Mosque is a pigeon plagued plaza busy with itinerant sales people and dominated on its south side by the high brick arch leading into the Egyptian Bazaar, also known as the Spice Bazaar.
Bosphorus Cruise: During the journey you'll see the most important highlights of the both the European and Asian shores, for example the great Dolmabahce Palace. On the coastal edge of the parks stands the Ciragan Palace. In Ortakoy there is a church, a mosque and a synagogue that have existed side by side for hundreds of years - a tribute to Turkish tolerance at the grass roots level.
Rumeli Fortress (from the sea): Built by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 to prevent aid from north reaching Byzantine.
Dolmabahce Palace: The main palace was built by the leading Ottoman architects of the era, Karabet and Nikogos Balyan, and consists of three parts: the Imperial Mabeyn (State Apartments), Muayede Salon (Ceremonial Hall) and the Imperial Harem, where the sultan and his family led their private lives.
Bosphorus Bridge: Overshadowing Istanbul's traditional architecture is one of the world's largest suspension bridges, the Bosphorus Bridge, linking Europe and Asia and it's a unique chance to put your foot into Asia.
Camlica Hill: The highest peak in the Istanbul vicinity is the 288m Camlica Hill. It commands a magnificent view that embraces the mouth of the Bosphorus, old Istanbul, Galata, Beyoglu and lets you understand the magnificence and beauty of the city.
Dolmabahce is closed on Monday and Thursday and will replaced by a visit to Imperial Yildiz Park and Yildiz Porcelain Factory. Spice Bazaar on Sunday.
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