PRIVATE BASES FULL DAY DOLMABAHCE PALACE, BOSPHORUS CRUISE GALATA TOWER and TAKSIM SQUARE DAILY CITY TOUR

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PRIVATE BASES DOLMABAHCE PALACE, BOSPHORUS CRUISE GALATA TOWER & TAKSIM SQUARE DAILY TOUR

Duration: 9 am to 5 pm               

Full day Tour of Bosphorus Cruise & Dolmabahce Palace Tour started in front of Historical Spice Bazaar at 09:00am Address: Rüstem Paşa, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul

*Full Walking Day Tour Started with an unforgettable Bosphorus Cruise Excursion starts between two continents, Europe and Asia. The cruise takes you Journey on the watercourse separating two continents, Europe and Asia, offers ravishing sceneries and an opportunity to view distinguished late Ottoman era waterfront mansions- called Yalı- and palaces like Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi. Sipping a glass of tea or coffee in the breeze of Bosphorous along with history and impressive nature will be a never-forgotten experience in your memories.

*After Disembark from the Boat proceed to visit The Dolmabahce Palace Increasing westernization efforts of the Ottoman Empire in the midst of the 19th century induced the sense of art and architecture of the era, too. Correspondingly, reflects the characteristics of the epoch with its gardens, elements of different European artistic movements on the facade and exceptional interior design. Dolmabahçe Palace has the largest collection of Bohemian and Baccarat crystal chandeliers in the world. The famous Crystal Staircase has the shape of a double horseshoe and is built of Baccarat crystal, brass and mahogany. Having witnessed a series of events in the late history of the Ottomans and early days of the new Republic today strikes its visitors by sumptuously decorated rooms and saloons with admirable objects like huge crystal chandeliers, famous Hereke carpets and clocks.  Thereafter Free Time will be given at Garden of Dolmabahce Palace from the best point of view Bosphourus and Istanbul. Today you will have rare chance to visit The famous Turkish Leather Outlet Store & join Light Fashion Show, here you will have rare chance for shopping with Special offered rates.

*After some Free Time for Lunch by your own arrangements, in the afternoon proceed to visit unique Historical Rustem Pasa Mosque, The Mosque dating back to 1563 was named after its grantor Rüstem Pasha, who was both the grand vizier and the son in law of Kanuni Sultan Süleyman, also known as Soluman the Magnificient. As it is located nearby the commercial port of that day, it has rather smaller sizes compared to imperial mosques. However, the edifice stands out for the quality of the engravings and tiles decorating both internal walls and the facade of the mosque.  Enroute will visit the Historical Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) Built in the early 17th century in order to provide funding for the maintenance expenses of Yeni Camii (Mosque), the Spice bazaar was renowned for the goods imported from İndia and Egypt. Still, Spice Bazaar enthrals people by Turkish delights with different flavours and the emanating aromas of the herbs and spices – saffron, cinnamon, linden and numerous others- sold in the complex.  

*Our tour continuing with Galata Pera District by Funicular riding from Karakoy to Galata & Pera District, here sights to see the Historical Galata Tower, Known to have been made of wood in the 6th century for the first time, Galata Tower took its current form in the 14th century. While the tower was used as a part of the defence system of the district before Ottomans, following the conquest of the city it served for different purposes; a prison, an observatory house and later a fire observatory house. It is also narrated to be the high-rise where Hezarfen Çelebi accomplished the very first flight attempt with a tool resembling bird wings to the Asian Side of the city. Today, the tower grants its visitors an astonishing scenery of Golden Horn and the district.

*Thereafter walkthrough to Taksim Square & Istiklal Street. As the need for more settlement areas arose in the 19th century in the capital of the Empire, Pera and Beyoğlu districts were zoned for construction. Mostly inhabited by Christian minorities in the city, newly-born neighbourhood soon became an attraction centre with the westernized life style and modern buildings. Today, Istiklal street, the main street in Beyoğlu which stretches about 1.3kms, still attracts both locals and tourists with its celebrated cafes, restaurants, hans and 24 hour vibrant atmosphere.

*Finaly our Tour Accomplished at Taksim Square. Many thanks for your joining our trip, hope to meet another tour with in your brillant memories.

Private Bases Daily Tour Included:

·         English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Japanese, Mandarin(Chinese) speaking professional guidance throughout the journey.

·         Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options),

·         City Public Transportation during the tour (if needed)

·         Bosphourus Cruise Sailing by Public Ferry along the Bosphourus

·         Basic tip to the suppliers / Local taxes and current VAT included in to the quotation.

Please Contact with us for Spanish Speaking Guidance Service Supplement

Private Bases Daily Tour Excluded :

·         Entrance fees to the museums and historical places

·         Meals as per itinerary & soft and alcoholic drinks

·         Transportation Any Transfers arrangements Pick up & Drop Off

·         Tips to the local guide.

 

Accessibility

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour includes travels on foot and public transportation, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps

Private Tour Period Details :

*FOR LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS & LATE DEPARTURES, as museums and some other sites will be closed around 17:30 pm, alternative tour sites will be advised by the tour guide during the tour.

*Meeting Point: is in front of the Historical Spice Bazaar, where Sirkeci Square starts.

AddressRüstem Paşa, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul.

Tour guide will hold a sign with our Company Logo and Tour Name. (routeinistanbul.com) Tour guide can only wait until 9:15am to start the group tour.

Many thanks for your kind attention in advance, to be ready at 9:00am on time.

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