Bosphorus Cruise and Two Continents Tour

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The Full Day Dolmabahce Palace and Two Continents Tour is a guided tour that takes visitors through Istanbul’s famous Dolmabahce Palace and the Asian and European sides of the city. This comprehensive tour includes transportation, entrance fees, and a knowledgeable guide who will provide historical and cultural context throughout the journey. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the opulent palace, stroll through the scenic Bosphorus Strait, and discover the rich history of Istanbul’s diverse neighborhoods.

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Full-Day Dolmabahce Palace and Two Continents Tour

Your day will start with a pickup from your hotel at 8:30 am, and we will first head to the Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar, where you can experience the exotic aromas of various spices, herbs, and Turkish delight. Here, you can buy souvenirs or taste some of the delicious local sweets.

After exploring the Spice Bazaar, we will continue to the Bosphorus Bridge, one of the most iconic landmarks of Istanbul. This bridge connects Europe and Asia and offers a breathtaking view of the city from the middle of the Bosphorus Strait.

Next, we will head to Camlica Hill, the highest point of Istanbul, located on the Asian side of the city. Here, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Bosphorus and the city skyline while sipping a cup of Turkish tea.

We will then proceed to the Bosphorus Cruise, a must-do experience in Istanbul. The boat tour will take you through the Bosphorus Strait, where you can see the beautiful mansions, palaces, and forts that line the coast. You will also get a chance to cross from Europe to Asia while cruising along the waters of the strait.

After the Bosphorus Cruise, we will break for lunch, where you can taste some of the delicious Turkish cuisines.

Finally, we will visit the Dolmabahce Palace, which was the residence of the Ottoman Sultans in the 19th century. The palace is a beautiful example of Ottoman architecture and features an impressive collection of art and furnishings.

After the tour, we will take you back to your hotel around 5:00 pm. End of tour and services.

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off services are available only from the hotels located in the city center.
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • English-speaking guide during the tour
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes and service charges


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • During religious holidays, the spice market is closed.
  • Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Monday.
  • This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour.
  • The regular group tour has a shopping stop included in the tour.
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