Istanbul Historical Tour with Bosphorus Cruise
You will make the most of your visit to Istanbul, exploring the most important sights, including Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Ancient Hippodrome, Suleymaniye Mosque in the old town and then finishing your day with a relaxing Bosphorus sunset cruise on a luxurious yacht. On the full-day tour of the city's stunning historic places, you will spot the distinctive tiles of the Blue Mosque, see the Byzantine mosaics and minarets of Hagia Sophia, follow in the footsteps of sultans at the Topkapi Palace and browse stalls of handicrafts, carpets and souvenirs at the vibrant Grand Bazaar. You will learn about the long history of Istanbul, the Byzantine and the Ottoman Empires and relax over lunch at a traditional restaurant, tasting the local cuisine. To get the most beautiful view in the world at dusk, you will sail along the Bosphorus on a 25-meter yacht. You will pass Dolmabahçe Palace, impressive Bosphorus Bridges, beautifully designed seaside villas along both sides of the Bosphorus and cruise only a few feet away from the magnificent Maiden's Tower. Listening to the commentaries from your guide, you will enjoy drinks and snacks on board.
Highlights: the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Little Hagia Sophia Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, the Beylerbeyi Palace, Grand Çamlıca Mosque, Ortaköy Mosque, the Maiden's Tower, Bosphorus Bridges, Rumelihisarı Fortresses, Anadoluhisarı Fortresses.Departure: daily. Includes: a local guide, skip-the-line pass, bus, lunch, yacht cruise, pick-up and drop-off from hotels in Fatih and Beyoğlu districts, entrance fee.