Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Market Tour

4hr, Private Preset tour

OVERVIEW: On a cruise ship to Istanbul? Choose our private 1/2 day guided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise/Egyptian Spice Market Tour. On the "local water taxi" Bosphorus ferry boat cruise, you'll relax as you pass palaces, mosques, forts and more. Then onto the Egyptian Spice Market. Your personal licensed guide will guide you through this 'local' aromatic kaleidoscope of shopping for sensual delights. This choice is a popular shore excursion by Archaeologous with cruise passengers and vacation families that want to see two of Istanbul's best sightseeing experiences.

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

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

HIGHLIGHTS:  A cruise ship shore excursion favorite, 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. Have your camera ready to witness the glamorous world of by-gone years with it's amazing opulent palaces: Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahce Palace. See mosques, the Bosphorus Bride considered one of the world's largest suspension bridges, the Rumeli Fortress and more. Learn the history of Istanbul/Constantinople where everybody from mythical Jason and the Argonauts to the Crusaders, Greeks, Persians, Roman and Ottoman empires has used the Bosphorus and added to the Turkish culture. 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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