Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise

Bosphorus Cruise with St. (Haghia) Sophia & Beylerbeyi
Meeting at the hotel reception at 08:45am
Visit the exotic Egyptian Spice Market on the Golden Horn. Board your cruise of the Bosphorus, the waterway, which separates the continents of Europe and Asia. Pass Rumeli fortress, built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 to prepare for his conquest of Istanbul. Cross over the Bosphorus Bridge to Asia and visit Beylerbeyi Palace, which was the summer residence of the Ottoman Sultans, then on to Camlica Hill for a magnificent view of Istanbul. Time for lunch in a seaside fish restaurant. Cruise is done by public boat unless other arrangements are made. Visit The St. (Haghia) Sophia, which was built by the Emperor Justinian. It was the largest building in the world for over 1000 years. See its intricate mosaics and huge central dome. Order of visits may be reversed.. Return to Hotel around 17:00pm

CLOSING DAYS OF MUSEUMS IN ISTANBUL

SUN : Grand Covered Bazaar
MON : Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, St. Sophia, Military Museum.
TUE : Topkapi Palace, Military Museum.
WED : Chora (Kariye) Museum, Yedikule, Rumeli Fortress, Sadberk Hanim Museum
THU : Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces
FRI : Most museums are open
SAT : Zulfaris Museum

Abbreviations

B = Breakfast L= Lunch D = Dinner (Lunch excluded on private tours)

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