Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical
peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Fener Orthodox Patriarchate, Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Ahrida Synagogue, Eyüp Sultan Mosque, named after the flagbearer of Prophet Mohammed, a place to worship and pilgrimage for the faithful and religious visitors, 22 kms. long Byzantine City Walls, the strongest fortification of the middle age.
Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc.
Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with
a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture
besides modern residentials 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.
In the afternoon Spice Bazaar maybe substitued with Zindan Han, built during the Byzantine Empire
and was used as the first Women Prison in the world by the Ottomans. Restored back to the original
style, today it is the Jewellery Center by Storks exhibiting the unique collections of famed products.
HALF DAY MORNING TOURS TERMINATE
AT SULTANAHMET CENTER IN FRONT OF HAGIA SOPHIA
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Bosphorus Tours are practiced with regular boat if minimum number of attendants is not provided for the private boat.
BROCHURE RATE : € 40.- (V.A.T. included) / pax