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Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace provided by Istanbul Walks

Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace

Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
5
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    5
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Start your day with Spice Bazaar, listen to the miracle of the herbs and taste delicious Turkish delights here. Depart from Spice Bazaar to have a sightseeing tour of the Golden Horn. Then you will join the cruise on Bosphorus by public boat in 90 Minutes. Crossing from Besiktas to Uskudar by boat and have lunch here in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the famous mosques of Uskudar district. Start with Semsi Pasha Mosque from 16th century, designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan. Then continue with Yeni Valide Mosque from 18th century. And the last mosque we see here is another masterpiece of Mimar Sinan, Mihrimah Sultan Mosque. Before crossing back to European side by boat, we visit local Fish Market. And finally, last stop of the day is Dolmabahce Palace. We will also visit Harem of Dolmabahce Palace.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • After meeting your guide for a pickup from your central hotel in Istanbul, climb aboard your luxury coach and head to the Spice Bazaar. Along the way, hear alluring stories of Istanbul. Arrive and wander this myriad of shops and stalls seeing a variety of fruits, nuts, vibrant spices, and enjoying captivating aromas. Try some treats and snacks and then walk with your expert guide to the small Rüstem Pasha Mosque to admire its walls covered in beautiful blue Iznik tiles. From here, head to your boat for a sightseeing cruise at the inlet to the Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn, which splits European Istanbul apart. Get your camera ready to snap selfies as your boat traverses past Istanbul’s top attractions. See the vast Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, and Dolmabahçe. Then, gaze over towards the Asian coastline and relish views of mosques and elegant mansions. In the afternoon, hop off your boat in Asia on the Bosphorus coastline for a delicious 3-course lunch at a scenic restaurant. Drinks are also available (own expense). See the sample menu for details. Next, climb by coach to Istanbul’s peak, Camlica Hill, and savor a stunning panoramic vantage point that captures the elegance of Istanbul. Continue back across the Bosphorus Bridge for a guided tour of Dolmabahçe Palace. Learn about the Ottoman sultans that once lived here. Then, glimpse into a world of opulence and luxury as you saunter by chambers, the Crystal Staircase and revel at the gaudy array of the sultan’s wealth in Medhal Hall.  Leave the palace and head back to your hotel by coach where your tour ends. Note: Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Mondays and is replaced with a visit to St. Chora Church museum.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • After meeting your guide for a pickup from your central hotel in Istanbul, climb aboard your luxury coach and head to the Spice Bazaar. Along the way, hear alluring stories of Istanbul. Arrive and wander this myriad of shops and stalls seeing a variety of fruits, nuts, vibrant spices, and enjoying captivating aromas. Try some treats and snacks and then walk with your expert guide to the small Rüstem Pasha Mosque to admire its walls covered in beautiful blue Iznik tiles. From here, head to your boat for a sightseeing cruise at the inlet to the Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn, which splits European Istanbul apart. Get your camera ready to snap selfies as your boat traverses past Istanbul’s top attractions. See the vast Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, and Dolmabahçe. Then, gaze over towards the Asian coastline and relish views of mosques and elegant mansions. In the afternoon, hop off your boat in Asia on the Bosphorus coastline for a delicious 3-course lunch at a scenic restaurant. Drinks are also available (own expense). See the sample menu for details. Next, climb by coach to Istanbul’s peak, Camlica Hill, and savor a stunning panoramic vantage point that captures the elegance of Istanbul. Continue back across the Bosphorus Bridge for a guided tour of Dolmabahçe Palace. Learn about the Ottoman sultans that once lived here. Then, glimpse into a world of opulence and luxury as you saunter by chambers, the Crystal Staircase and revel at the gaudy array of the sultan’s wealth in Medhal Hall.  Leave the palace and head back to your hotel by coach where your tour ends. Note: Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Mondays and is replaced with a visit to St. Chora Church museum.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5744BOSCAMDAY
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English speaking licenced & professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 3-course lunch
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Dolmabahce Palace entrance fee
  • Roundtrip boat transfer between European& Asian Side
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages in lunch
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off from centrally located Istanbul hotels.
  • Mısır Çarşısı, Rüstem Paşa, Erzak Ambarı Sok. No:92, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Dolmabahçe Palace, Vişnezade, Dolmabahçe Cd., 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Monday, it will be replaced with Galata Tower and its neighbourhood
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English speaking licenced & professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 3-course lunch
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Dolmabahce Palace entrance fee
  • Roundtrip boat transfer between European& Asian Side
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages in lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off from centrally located Istanbul hotels.
  • Mısır Çarşısı, Rüstem Paşa, Erzak Ambarı Sok. No:92, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Dolmabahçe Palace, Vişnezade, Dolmabahçe Cd., 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Dolmabahçe Palace, Vişnezade, Dolmabahçe Cd., 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Monday, it will be replaced with Galata Tower and its neighbourhood
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mısır Çarşısı
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Halic
  • 1
    Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Bosphorus Strait
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Yeni Valide Mosque Complex
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Mihrimah Sultan Camii
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Dolmabahce Palace
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Semsi Pasa Mosque Complex
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Dolmabahçe Palace
    Vişnezade, Dolmabahçe Cd., 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
    See address & details
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5.0
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Dave
Canada4 contributions
We had a great day with our guide Furkan. It began with the van picking me up where I was staying which was very convenient. Furkan is easy to talk with, knowledgeable and always engaged with his clients.
Written 9 December 2021
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Walks-Istanbul
Thanks for this review. Hope to see you again
Written 21 December 2021
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27Edward
St. Albans, UK2 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
The tour was amazing despite the challenges of transportation on Republic Day. Nothing was too much trouble for Ferkan - our guide - from hailing a taxi to taking the underground. Ferkan’s knowledge and love of his city shone through. A memorable day with so many special moments from feeding the baby seagulls on the Bosphorus to the wonders of the Dolmabache palace and an added trip to the top of the new telecommunications tower. Would highly recommend.
Written 31 October 2021
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Walks-Istanbul
Your review means a lot for us. Thank you Edward
Written 1 November 2021
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Trek551541
2 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Awesome Experience! Our guide Lufti very knowledgeable, just wish we had more time to spend learning from him. If you’re thinking of going to Istambul, that’s you guide to go to ! The activity also good ! I give this trip and guide 5 🌟
Written 27 September 2021
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Walks-Istanbul
We are so happy to hear these words from you. It is such motivating for our guide and our team. Thanks, and greetings
Written 28 September 2021
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Ronald F
1 contribution
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Furkan was our guide for this tour and he had answers to all of our questions. I highly recommend him as he’s a great guy. Having a knowledgeable guide makes all the difference and adds another dimension to your experience. Dolmabahce Palace was an amazing place where the best was saved for the last grand room. Of course the boat tour allows for great sightseeing from the water. So overall it was worth it.
Written 12 August 2021
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Walks-Istanbul
Hello, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. See you next time. Regards
Written 19 August 2021
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Patricia B.
Miami, FL20 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Couples
I booked this tour as a couple and we both had an amazing experience. Our amazing tour guide picked us up from our hotel and immediately started our wonderful adventure. He was incredibly informative, funny, kind, and catered to what we wanted to see and do. We saw numerous locations and he provided all the history, and more, for each site. Overall the entire experience was roughly 8 hours, with about 3 being on the cruise / ferry. It was a great tour and we are so happy we booked it. Highly recommend for a fun, relaxing day with lots to see and do.
Written 11 July 2021
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Walks-Istanbul
Dear Patricia, We are so glad that you enjoyed your day with us. Hope to see again next time. Sincerely
Written 12 July 2021
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iflairview
Owen, Germany11 contributions
Our guide Atahan was very friendly and knowledgeable. We were not rushed and enjoyed our day trip completely. Highly recommend
Written 9 June 2021
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Walks-Istanbul
Dear Sir, Thanks for your positie review. Hope to see you again. Sincerely
Written 3 July 2021
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Marielle
1 contribution
I booked this tour because my boyfriend and I wanted a relaxing tour around Istanbul through the Bosphorus strait. We were so amazed at the views in Pierre Loti and the cable car ride. Atahan, our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the places and the history behind them. He also assisted us in every way possible throughout the tour. During the Bosphorus cruise, I feel like he knows a lot about the structures and the cultural history of every area. He was even able to answer all my questions with such detail which made me enjoy the tour so much. It was a long ride along the Bosphorus but we enjoyed every minute of it. No hassle, pure chill.
Written 18 May 2021
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Walks-Istanbul
Thank you so much for your review. Hope to see you again. Sincerely
Written 21 May 2021
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Martina S
2 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
Very great and well organised Trip. Thanks to Atahan i had a great Bosporus Trip. Because he had studied History he is very well informed about Istanbuls past so he could gave me good insights. We finished the Trip at the Dolmabahce Palace art gallery. Highly recommended!
Written 8 May 2021
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Walks-Istanbul
Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Hope to see you again. Best regards
Written 14 May 2021
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Christ
New York City, NY10 contributions
The tour guide was almost like a historian .. she made me learn so many things in short time while visiting places
Written 8 May 2021
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Walks-Istanbul
Dear Christopher, Thanks for your review. We wish you heathy days. Sincerely,
Written 14 May 2021
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Annette_from_Aust
Melbourne, Australia51 contributions
Nov. 2019
An excellent tour. It had a great combination of water and land activities. It visits areas that are not easy to get to on your own. Our guide was fabulous. She loved her city and was able to pass that enthusiasm on to us. I recommend this tour.
Written 26 December 2019
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Walks-Istanbul
Thank you for your good comments and compliments for our guide. We glad to see you happy with your tour. We hope to see you again in Istanbul. Sincelery, Bilal Uğur
Written 27 December 2019
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