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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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from $108.62 per adult
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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
About
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
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 +1 855 275 5071
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
Traveler 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.
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
Traveler 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 travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mısır Çarşısı
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Dolmabahce Palace
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Rumeli Fortress
    Halic
  • 2
    Bosphorus Strait
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Semsi Pasa Mosque Complex
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Yeni Valide Mosque Complex
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Mihrimah Sultan Camii
    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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iflairview
Owen, Germany11 contributions
Excursion not to be missed in Istanbul
Our guide Atahan was very friendly and knowledgeable. We were not rushed and enjoyed our day trip completely. Highly recommend
Written June 9, 2021
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Marielle
1 contribution
Such a wonderful tour with Atahan(our tour guide)!
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 May 18, 2021
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Walks-Istanbul
Thank you so much for your review. Hope to see you again. Sincerely
Written May 21, 2021
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Martina S
2 contributions
Adventure to Istanbuls past
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 May 8, 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 May 14, 2021
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Christ
New York City, NY10 contributions
Simply awesome !!!
The tour guide was almost like a historian .. she made me learn so many things in short time while visiting places
Written May 8, 2021
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Walks-Istanbul
Dear Christopher, Thanks for your review. We wish you heathy days. Sincerely,
Written May 14, 2021
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Annette_from_Aust
Melbourne, Australia35 contributions
Great day trip in Istanbul
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 December 26, 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 December 27, 2019
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Monica Almeida
Araraquara, SP3 contributions
Interesting tour
Nov 2019
The Bosphorus cruise was great.Beautiful scenery and interesting tour to see the major attractions of Istanbul. it is the continental divide between Europe and Asia. The tour guide gave a great review of history of the area.
Written November 14, 2019
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Walks-Istanbul
Thank you for your comments, we glad too see you happy with the tour. We'd like to see you again in one of our different tours in the near future. Sincerely, Bilal Uğur
Written November 27, 2019
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Kelly M.
Detroit, MI1 contribution
Bosporus Full Day Tour
Nov 2019 • Couples
This tour was well organized and informative. Our guide Diana explained each sight and gave time for us to explore. We enjoyed every minute. I would highly recommend this tour company and guide.
Written November 9, 2019
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Walks-Istanbul
Thank you for your comments, we glad to you enjoyed your tour. We hope to see you again in Istanbul with one of our different tours. Sincerely, Bilal Uğur
Written November 27, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ChrisofCalgary
Calgary, Canada31 contributions
Lovely Event
Nov 2019 • Solo
I felt very well taken care of, with the driver Itouch (probably spelling that wrong), and the very knowledgeable Fulcan. I did not stump him once with my questions. The lunch was delicious, with ample bread, a choice of kebabs, salad, bulgur wheat and 2 choices of dessert with tea. There are times you are guided, and times you are left to explore. The river cruise was nice, and I also liked being in a park at the highest point of Istanbul., seeing school children on a field trip, and families there for a picnic.
Written November 5, 2019
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Walks-Istanbul
Thank you for your good comments and we hope to see you again in Istanbul with one of our different tours. Sincerely, Bilal Uğur
Written November 26, 2019
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lp1947
8 contributions
Excellent
Oct 2019 • Solo
I really enjoyed the tour. Tour guide did a great job of educating the group. Very beautiful and fun day! Highly recommended!
Written October 21, 2019
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Walks-Istanbul
Thank you for your wonderfull review on our tour. We hope to see you again in one of our other tours. Sicerely, Damla Basturk
Written October 28, 2019
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Ian
Geelong, Australia352 contributions
Great Istanbul Introduction
Sep 2019
AN excellent way to kick off our holiday in Istanbul. The cruise is a great way to see so many of Istanbul's buildings and sights without all the crowded tourists. The visit to the Spice Market was a mass of colour and aromas, a must see in Istanbul.The palace was very good as was the visit to Camilca Hill. Over all a great day, good communications and service from Istanbul Walks, recommended.
Written October 19, 2019
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Walks-Istanbul
Dear Guest, We are happy to be given the chance to present you our beautiful city. Thank you for your positive feedback. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Damla Basturk
Written October 22, 2019
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