Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Market Tour

4hr, Private Preset tour

OVERVIEW: This guided private half day Istanbul Bosphorus cruise on the "local water taxi" ferry boat and a visit to the exciting Egyptian Spice Market is a popular shore excursion by Archaeologous. After the relaxing Bosphorus cruise passing palaces, mosques, forts and more, your personal licensed guide will take you to the Egyptian Spice Market. This is a kaleidoscope of shopping for sensual delights.

INCLUDED: Licensed guide, dependable driver, and A/C vehicle

NOT INCLUDED: Entrance fees and tips (appreciated when deserved)

HIGHLIGHTS:  Revel in the energetic, yet relaxing, ride for two hours along the twenty two mile Bosphorus which divides the two continents of Europe and Asia. Witness the glamorous world of by-gone years and your camera should be ready to go as you will see amazing opulence of palace after palace (Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahce Palaces). See mosques, one of the world's largest suspension bridges, the Bosphorus Bridge, the Rumeli Fortress and more. Learn the history of Istanbul where everybody from mythical Jason and the Argonauts to the Crusaders, Greeks, Persians, Roman and Ottoman empires has used the Bosphorus. Titillate your senses at the Spice Bazaar with the sights, sounds, colors, spices, silks, ceramics, dried foods, Turkish sweets and more that are found there.

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Key information

  • Private tour
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Transportation and driver included
  • Half day, approx. 4 hours
  • The tour duration includes allowance for time between sites/activities.
  • No time allotted for lunch

Itinerary (Click on activities to learn more)

  • Ferry departures after 11:00 every one hour
1hr 30m

Entrance Fees

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