Full-Day Tour: Bosphorus cruise + Dolmabahce Palace and Two Continents (from Europe to Asia)

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What To Expect:

  • Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim), Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and 22 kms. long Byzantine City Walls, the strongest fortification of the middle age.

  • Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc.

  • Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.

  • Rumeli Fortress (from the boat – no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture.

  • Visit to a leather showroom if time permits. Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.

  • Dolmabahçe Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans built by two Ottoman architects Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on a 110.000 m² area ans served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls. 

  • Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.

  • Çamlıca Hill or Yeditepe, exposing a panoramic view of İstanbul and Bosphorus from the best point of view.


  • This tour ends approximately at 17:00.

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: Bosphorus Tours are practiced with regular boat if minimum number of attendants is not provided for the private boat. 

Additional Info:

  • Courtesy transfers from and to in-city hotels. Please wait by your hotel reception for your optional free pick-up. Owing to traffic difficulties, pick-ups may be delayed beyond our control.

  • Guests not using courtesy transfers should be ready at our tour departure point 10 minutes before the given departure time.

  • No smoking on our tours, but all tours make frequent stops.

  • Please take good care of your personal belongings as we will not be held responsible for any theft or loss during the tour.

  • Guests must arrive promptly at the meeting sites specified by the tour guide. Tours will proceed without any delays.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Advanced booking has required a minimum of 21 working days before the arrival date.

  • Full payment is required once the booking is confirmed. 

  • A passport copy and full vaccination certificate copy are required upon reservation.

  • Passport Validity: Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of return.

  • Booking cancelled after 10 days prior to the departure date - Non-refundable.

  • Mayflower reserves the right to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control without prior notice.

  • Mayflower does not accept responsibility for losses or expenses incurred due to delays by bad weather and other unforeseen incidents.

  • Rates are subjected to change without prior notice and subject to currency frustration.

  • Mayflower Holidays Sdn. Bhd. reserves the absolute right to charge you an administration fee of not more than RM100 per person to cover the administration costs incurred by Mayflower Holidays Sdn Bhd for all amendments or cancellations.

  • In the event of cancellation, the refund amount will be in the form of a "Travel Wallet". Any handling fees incurred are non-refundable. Mayflower Holidays Sdn. Bhd. will evaluate the specific case and has the absolute right to decide should it be refunded.

  • Travel period: Immediate until 31 Dec 2022.


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