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Afternoon Bosphorus Tour including Cruise, Golden Horn Coach Tour and Cable Car Ride

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Istanbul is a large city with layers of history, and it can be hard to see many landmarks in one day. This tour makes it easy: View seaside palaces from the water on a cruise, explore the city’s landmarks via coach, and take a cable car up to Pierre Loti Hill for Old City views. Hear commentary from your guide about each sight and enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. 
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admire the city from the water as you cruise up the Bosphorus
  • Learn about the city in the company of a guide
  • Tour the Golden Horn inlet by coach
What to Expect
After pickup from hotel in an air-conditioned coach, travel to the port for your Bosphorus sightseeing cruise. Take photos of landmarks from the water as you sail under the Bosphorus Bridge, and view opulent Ottoman mansions and palaces. Spot Rumeli Fortress, waterside cafes, Beylerbeyi Palace, and the gardens of Yildiz Palace. Then, disembark and travel by coach around the Golden Horn inlet. Pass through the old Jewish quarter in Balat and see synagogues and townhouses, and then view the cast-iron Church of St Stephen of the Bulgars, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, the Jewish Hospital, and the remains of the Byzantine city walls. Continue to Pierre Loti Hill and ride the cable car up the hillside, where you’ll pause at the top to enjoy a drink (own expense) and admire the views of the Golden Horn below. The tour concludes at your pickup point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tamara Restaurant, Sultan Ahmet, Küçük Ayasofya Cd. No:14, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered
Please be ready 10 minutes before the given time

Guests who do not want an early pick up, they need to come to the meeting point which is in front of Tamara Restaurant
Departure Time
2:00 PM
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks and food
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: When reconfirming your booking, your local supplier will advise you on alternative meeting points for hotels which are not accessible
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Very nice tour guide but that is were it ended. The shuttle was 30 minutes late . once we got on the boat, we went back to the dock twice for more customers. They offered us or more like pushed us to take orange juice and sandwiches and implied that is was complimentary but at
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We chose a two-tour (1+4) day in Istanbul to see major attractions. Our pickup was at 8:30am from our hotel in Beşiktaş. We travelled by van to a centralized meeting location. It was not until about 9:45am that we left for the Blue Mosque followed by Hagia Sofia. The Blue
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The Bosphorus cruise was great, amazing mansions, then we went to the lookout and back by cable car. I only had 100 TL and they didn't have change for a 1.50 bottle of water. One of the tour guides, Mr Peace bought it for me! We were given the option to be dropped off at Taksim
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TLDR. Unnecessary 2 hour rides to get to the port that is only 2 blocks away from the hotel followed by a total of 40 min on the Bosphorus with limited explanation that is marketed as a 4.5 hour guided cruise. Booked the tour online where it states to be a 4.5 hour Cruise. It
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The "tour" is SILENT, no discussion, don't tell you anything. Then waited for ONE HOUR IN THE SUN on a boat that DIDNT MOVE. NO APOLOGIES. SAVE YOUR MONEY.
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