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Afternoon Bosphorus Tour including Cruise, Golden Horn Coach Tour and Cable Car Ride

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Explore Istanbul in three fascinating ways on this action-packed, 3.5-hour sightseeing tour by boat, coach and cable car. Sail along the Bosphorus Strait past the imposing Rumeli Fortress, Yildiz Palace and wooden Ottoman houses. Then get back on land to wonder at the ancient City Walls, iron-paneled St Stephens Church and colorful former Jewish district on a coach tour. Finish with a memorable cable car ride up Pierre Loti Hill and relax over drinks (own expense) as you take in the spectacular views of the city and the Golden Horn spread below.
You'll start at
Tamara Restaurant
Or, you can also get picked up
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  • Pass by Rumeli Fortress
    Pass by Halic
    Pass by Beylerbeyi Palace
    Pass by Balat
    Pass by Bosphorus Bridge
    Pass by Bulgarian Orthodox Church
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    Bosphorus Strait
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    Bosphorus Cruise on Plan Tours’ private boat enjoying the straits of both Europe and Asia with a possibility to photograph the unique beauties of the Bosphorus.
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    Pass by Walls of Constantinople (Istanbul City Walls)
    Pass by Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
You'll return to the starting point
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admire the city from the water as you cruise up the Bosphorus
  • Learn about the city in the company of a guide
  • Tour the Golden Horn inlet by coach
What to Expect
After pickup from hotel in an air-conditioned coach, travel to the port for your Bosphorus sightseeing cruise. Take photos of landmarks from the water as you sail under the Bosphorus Bridge, and view opulent Ottoman mansions and palaces. Spot Rumeli Fortress, waterside cafes, Beylerbeyi Palace, and the gardens of Yildiz Palace. Then, disembark and travel by coach around the Golden Horn inlet. Pass through the old Jewish quarter in Balat and see synagogues and townhouses, and then view the cast-iron Church of St Stephen of the Bulgars, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, the Jewish Hospital, and the remains of the Byzantine city walls. Continue to Pierre Loti Hill and ride the cable car up the hillside, where you’ll pause at the top to enjoy a drink (own expense) and admire the views of the Golden Horn below. The tour concludes at your pickup point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tamara Restaurant, Sultan Ahmet, Küçük Ayasofya Cd. No:14, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered
Please be ready 10 minutes before the given time

Guests who do not want an early pick up, they need to come to the meeting point which is in front of Tamara Restaurant
Departure Time
2:00 PM
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks and food
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: When reconfirming your booking, your local supplier will advise you on alternative meeting points for hotels which are not accessible
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Very nice tour guide but that is were it ended. The shuttle was 30 minutes late . once we got on the boat, we went back to the dock twice for more customers. They offered us or more like pushed us to take orange juice and sandwiches and implied that is was complimentary but at
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We chose a two-tour (1+4) day in Istanbul to see major attractions. Our pickup was at 8:30am from our hotel in Beşiktaş. We travelled by van to a centralized meeting location. It was not until about 9:45am that we left for the Blue Mosque followed by Hagia Sofia. The Blue
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The Bosphorus cruise was great, amazing mansions, then we went to the lookout and back by cable car. I only had 100 TL and they didn't have change for a 1.50 bottle of water. One of the tour guides, Mr Peace bought it for me! We were given the option to be dropped off at Taksim
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TLDR. Unnecessary 2 hour rides to get to the port that is only 2 blocks away from the hotel followed by a total of 40 min on the Bosphorus with limited explanation that is marketed as a 4.5 hour guided cruise. Booked the tour online where it states to be a 4.5 hour Cruise. It
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The "tour" is SILENT, no discussion, don't tell you anything. Then waited for ONE HOUR IN THE SUN on a boat that DIDNT MOVE. NO APOLOGIES. SAVE YOUR MONEY.
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About the operator
By: Plan Tours
236 reviews
samia m
Birmingham, Alabama
A must visit in istanbul. the palace is beautiful. tour picked me up from hotel. after the palace we also went
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Great tour , with a great tour guy ( Bulut)
The tour was really nice. We went to the blue mosque , ayasophia , topkapai , and grand bazar. Lunch was included
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Amman, Jordan
The Tour guide was out of this word with his way of presenting the historical event in the whole tour
The Tour guide was out of this word with his way of presenting the historical event in the whole tour
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Pleasant afternoon
The bus picked me up from the hotel and I enjoyed a cup of sahlep while we waited for the rest of the group. The
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Great guide, bad office
As far as the guide Murat is concerned I have no problem. He was friendly and knowledgeable and his
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Princess Island Tour
Within an hour distance from Istanbul, Buyukada is a serene island offering plenty of shopping, scenic & dining
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Jabalpur, India
Quite and calm
Fresh clean air, very silent, no vehicles, no rush. Sometimes scary, we aren't used to such places. Good food.
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Dolmabache palace
A very large place, please come in the morning and a comfortable shoe. Each building is very beautiful with very
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Oberammergau, Germany
Phenomenal locale but select the right tour guide
Let me begin by stating that experiencing Ephesus and the other surrounding historical sites, e.g. the Church
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Palace of Euro-Ottoman Beauty
I bought this tour from Istanbul Welcome Card (IWC) for a very affordable price, allowing me fast track entry into
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Family day out
Excellent opportunity to take teen Kids for family activities. Cycling horse riding etc. Food is not great and
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Just look, don't buy!!
The place is really interesting, fascinating, colorful and lively. Definitely worth a visit. But be careful,
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Taixing, China
Worst of the worst tour experience
The driver who supposed to pick me up at my hotel front door was 15 minutes late. When he arrived he has an angry
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Habeeb K
Great bazaar
Great Bazaar, I liked this bazaar more than the grand bazaar,, but as every where in Turkey you have to bargain.
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Bibin George J
Amazing Tour and excellent guide
Very informative tour guide and well organized tour . Even the lunch was pretty decent . We had some issues in
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Spanish
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