Dolmabahce Palace with Bosphorus Cruise
Taste of Istanbul…
Dolmabahce Palace: It was built by Sultan Abdulmecid (1839-1861) who was the thirty first Ottoman Sultan. It has a usable floor area of 45,000 square meters, 285 rooms, 44 reception rooms and 6 hamams. The palace was used as Presidency office between 1927-1949. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of our Republic, used Dolmabahce Palace for his studies in Istanbul between 1927-1938. He died in this palace.
City Walls : The first city walls of Istanbul were built during in the 5th century by the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II. They extend 6-7 km starting from the Marble Tower on the Marmara shore up to the Golden Horn.
Golden Horn: The Golden Horn was the ancient harbor of Istanbul during the Byzantine and Ottoman periods.
Bosphorus is the 32 km (20-mile) long north-south strait that joins the Sea of Marmara with the Black Sea in Istanbul, and separates the continents of Europe and Asia. During our two hour Bosphorus boat tour you will see the bridges of Istanbul, Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, Anadolu and Rumeli fortresses and beautiful houses around the strait.
Spice Market: It is one of the must-see places in Istanbul. It was buit in 1660. Foreign visitors to Istanbul called it the Spice Bazaar because the structure housed the majority of the city’s spice trade.
Piere Loti Hill: Named after the well-known French novelist Pierre Loti, this hill offers perfect views of the Golden Horn.