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

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Overview
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. 
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You'll start at
Tamara Restaurant
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    Bosphorus Strait
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    Bosphorus Cruise on Plan Tours’ private boat enjoying the straits of both Europe and Asia with a possibility to photograph the unique beauties of the Bosphorus.
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You'll end at
Tamara Restaurant
Sultan Ahmet, Küçük Ayasofya Cd. No:14, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkeyhttps://www.google.com/maps/place/Tamara+Restaurant/@41.0040529,28.9760413,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xd3acdd6d6472baca!8m2!3d41.0040529!4d28.9760413
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Highlights
  • 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
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
Exclusions
  • 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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Fara P wrote a review Aug 2019
5 contributions13 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: August 2019
Thomas F wrote a review Jul 2019
120 contributions34 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: June 2019
lachicaAustralia wrote a review Jun 2019
29 contributions10 helpful votes
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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Wany wrote a review Dec 2018
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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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Date of experience: December 2018
WanderlustCrave wrote a review Aug 2018
25 contributions28 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: August 2018
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Fatimah I
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Great tour , with a great tour guy ( Bulut)
The tour was really nice. We went to the blue mosque , ayasophia , topkapai , and grand bazar. Lunch was included
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Ammar Habahbeh
Amman, Jordan
10
The Tour guide was out of this word with his way of presenting the historical event in the whole tour
The Tour guide was out of this word with his way of presenting the historical event in the whole tour
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mpegl5
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Pleasant afternoon
The bus picked me up from the hotel and I enjoyed a cup of sahlep while we waited for the rest of the group. The
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Ian M
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Great guide, bad office
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Let me begin by stating that experiencing Ephesus and the other surrounding historical sites, e.g. the Church
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
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