About Golden Horn Bus Tour and Bosphorus Cruise
Bus tour around Golden Horn the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of Istanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantine period. It is 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 the 22 km-long Byzantine City Walls the strongest fortification of the middle age. Walk around the Spice Bazaar Egyptian Bazaar inhale mystical smells and the different aromas of various spices. Shop for fruits vegetables fish flowers etc. Bosphorus Cruise pass through the waterway separating the two continents Europe and Asia. Take photographs of marble palaces and ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture beside modern residences 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. Includes - VAT - 1.5 hour cruise - A-C transportation - Guidance in multiple languages - Entrance fees - Pick-up from city center hotels - Drop-off in city center hotels afternoon tours ONLY Excludes - Meals and drinks unless specified - Personal expenses - Tips and gratuities - Optional activity costs Please Note - This tour has a 5 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule. - Children 2 years old and below are free of charge. - Bosphorus Tours are practiced with regular boat if minimum number of attendants is not provided for the private boat. - There will be a visit to a leather showroom if time permits for the morning tour. - Other languages are available with an extra fee upon request. - Those who stay in hotels out of the city center can be transferred from-to their hotels with an extra fee upon request. - All sales are final and non-refundable.