After meeting at decided place (hotel or cruise), we will visit Spice Market and Bosphorus. After lunch we will visit Dolmabahce Palace, then Istiklal street in Taksim area and transfer to the hotel.
Visiting: Spice Bazaar, Bosphorus, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Avenue
Tour includes: Transportation, Guiding Service and Parking
Tour not includes : Museum entrances, beverages, tips and personal expenditures
Tour Duration: 8 hours
The Spice bazaar is one of the oldest and the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. It is known as Eygptian bazzar also.
Bosphorus is one of the two straits separating two continents: Asia and Europe; and connects two seas : the Black Sea and The Marmara Sea. The other strait is Dardanelles. Bosphorus and its shores are the most beautiful part of Istanbul. As Gyllius eloquently describe is "The first creator of Byzantium, greater and more important than Byzas, the legendary founder of the city". Visitors of Istanbul necessarily should visit breathtaking bosphorus; otherwise they really can’t say we have been in Istanbul.
Before the city was conquered by Ottomans the land where the palace occupy was a part of sea. Later it was filled by soil and arranged as royal garden and called Dolmabahce. When the the palace today we visit constrcuted kept same name dolmabahce, filled garden. Dolmabahce Palace was constructed by Abdulmecid between 1843 -1856 and is the largest and grandest of the imperial palaces on the Bosphorus; at the same time one of the most glamorous palaces in the world.
The Taksim square was originally the point where the main water lines from the north of Istanbul were collected and branched off to other parts of the city (hence the name). Taksim Square is a very popular destination for both tourists and the native population of Istanbul.
Independence Avenue is one the most famous avenue in Istanbul. The avenue is a long pedestrian street about 3 kilometers, begins from Tunel and ends at Taksim square located in Beyoglu district.