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Start Point: Hotel Pick-up

End Point: Hotel Drop off

Tour Duration: 2 Hours

Departure: Before Sunset

Half-Day Morning Spice Bazaar and Bosphorus Tour

Enjoy a cruise on the Istanbul Strait between Europe and Asia. Walk in the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Market) to find a lot of different spices. Watch Istanbul’s scenery from a different perspective.

Discover 2 fascinating sides of the city with a cruise along the Bosphorous and a bus trip exploring the roots of Istanbul. Immerse yourself in vibrant, rich history and scenery while exploring this wondrous cultural landscape.

Visit Egyptian Market, another name is Spice Bazaar, colored spices are displayed alongside Turkish Delight (jewel-like lokum) at that Ottoman-period marketplace, providing eye candy for the thousands of foreign visitors and locals who make their way here every day. Stalls also sell dried herbs, honey, caviar, dried fruits, and nuts.

Make your way to the shores of Istanbul Strait, board a boat, and head out into the sea. Cruising along the shoreline, gaze at the landscapes of the opulent Dolmabahce Palace and the simplicity of the solitary Leanders Tower (Kız Kulesi).

In this tour, we shall pick you up from the hotel (city center hotels), then you will meet with your group and guide at the meeting point. We shall visit City Walls and Golden Horn by bus. Then Spice Bazaar. After visiting Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Market) we shall cruise on Bosphorus. And we’ll see from the sea, Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, Military High School, Rumeli Fortress. After the tour, we shall drop you off to your hotel.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

City Walls

Golden Horn

Spice Bazaar

Bosphorus Cruise

The Rumeli Fortress (no interior visit, from the sea).

City Walls (Byzantine City Walls)

Istanbul’s first city walls were constructed to protect the acropolis, situated where Topkapi Palace is today. The second set was founded by the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus in 203 and was outside the Greek walls by some three hundred meters.

Golden Horn (Haliç)

It has long been a natural harbor of Istanbul. Also known as Haliç in modern Turkish. It is a large urban waterway and the primary inlet of Istanbul Bosphorus.

Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Market)

The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of caraway, cinnamon, saffron, mint, and other spices.

It is built between 1597 and 1664, it is the 2. oldest covered bazaar in Istanbul. You can find there a lot of different aromas of various spices. The shops sell flowers, vegetables, fruit, fish and more.

Bosphorus By Boat

A fabulous cruise between Asia and Europe continents, along the Strait by the Military High School, Rumeli Fortress, Ciragan Palace, and Ortakoy Mosque.

Istanbul Bosphorus links the Marmara Sea of to the Black Sea and separates Asia and Europe continents, making Istanbul one of the most stunning cities in the planet and the only one built astride 2 continents. That romantic cruise along the Strait will allow you to admire the Rumeli Fortress, Beylerbeyi Palace, the Dolmabahce Palace, and the Ciragan Palace, along with bridges, ancient wooden villas, and all the fantastic and matchless maritime landscapes.

The Rumeli Fortress

Castle was constructed by Mehmet II to prevent the Byzantine fleet, which had control of the Bosphorus, from contacting with its north allies.


09:00 The tour begins with a drive along the Golden Horn to view the Old City Walls (from the tour bus).

Then, you shall visit the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Market) the last stop of Silk Road where today still the varied types of spices, Turkish delights, herbal teas, Turkish coffee, and souvenirs are offered.

The tour ends at the Spice Bazaar. Then, you will take a cruise on Bosphorus by public boat for about 1,5 hours and your guide will give you the detailed information behind it.

The boat is wide and safe with a covered and heated seating space. The tour shall go ahead along the Bosphorus until Rumeli Fortress. You shall see Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Ciragan Palace, Leander’s Tower, and Bosphorus Fortresses during the tour from the boat. (no interior or land visit).

13:00 Tour Ends

Included Services

Hotel pick up and drop off by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches (from centrally located hotels).

Entrance fees

Professional licensed tour guide

Service charges and local taxes

1,5- Hour Bosphorous cruise

Excluded Services

Beverage and meals

Personal expenses

Tips and gratuities

Additional Information

Confirmation shall be received at the time of booking for this tour

0-4 years free and 5-8 years 0 discount

Pick Up Locations: Hotel pick-up and drop-off services are possible only from the hotels situated in the city center. There might be an additional charge for transportations from other locations or airports.

Special information For COVID-19

All needed protective equipment is provided by us.

All guest touchpoints are constantly cleaned.

Social distancing is ensured in all vehicles.

For reducing crowds, the number of visitors is limited.

Masks are important and required, please bring your mask.

€ 30.00 / Per Person
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