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Tour 3 - Morning Bosphorus Cruise
Highlights of This Tour

Bosphorus literally means "cow-ford", so named because Zeus' s mistress, Io, fled across the strait in the shape of a cow to escape the wrath of Zeus's wife, Hera. Myth aside, the legendary waterway is as dazzlingly beautiful now as it was in antiquity. No visit to Istanbul is complete without a cruise along its physical and spiritual heart, the glistening waters that link Europe to Asia, that join the Black Sea and Sea of Marmara.

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Golden Horn

We begin with a brief visit to the 17th century Spice Bazaar*, one of Istanbul’s most colorful, bustling attractions. Next, we travel the Golden Horn on our way to an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the majestic strait that runs through Istanbul, linking Europe and Asia. From our cruise boat, we view the dramatic sights lining the Bosphorus’ wooded shores: mosques, a bridge that for a time was the world’s longest and Rumeli Hisarý, a massive fortress built by Mehmet the Conqueror in just three months as he prepared to take Istanbul. Also noteworthy on this tour are the 19th century mansions of the Ottoman elite and the Sultans’ fanciful gingerbread palaces and hunting lodges.

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Tour Info
Length: Half day
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 35 € (per person)
Operated: Daily
What is Included?
Hotel Pick-up & drop-off
Private boat or Ferry boat
Entrance fees as per itinerary
Guide and Air-conditioned Vehicle
V.A.T. (%18 sales tax)
Guide in:
English, German, Italian, Spanish, French
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