Istanbul Afternoon Half-Day Two Continents Tour
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Pick-up servicePick-up is available for centrally located Istanbul hotels. For the city center hotels: Guest should call the local supplier to get their exact pick-up time. The pick-up times will also be sent by fax or e-mail to the hotels one day before tour departure date. Please advise hotel name and address.
- Visit both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul
- Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the city and the Bosphorus Strait from the top of Çamlıca Hill
- Marvel at the majesty and beauty of the Palace of Beylerbeyi
Picked up from your hotel you will first travel over the Bosphorus Strait, the large body of water separating Europe from Asia.
Once in Asia you will head up to the summit of Çamlıca Hill. At around 270 meters above sea level, it is the highest point in Istanbul offering unparalleled views of the city and the surrounding area.
On a clear afternoon you will be able to see both the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea that lie at each end of the Bosphorus Strait.
Visiting in the afternoon you will be treated to the sun illuminating Istanbul from almost directly behind, leaving its famous domes and minarets silhouetted against the flaming western sky.
After you've had time to wander through the tranquil pine tree grove that tops the Hill, you will visit the nearby Palace of Beylerbeyi on the shore of the Bosphorus.
Perhaps the most elegant of the late Ottoman palaces, it was an Imperial Ottoman summer residence, and a place to entertain visiting heads of state.
- Hotel pickup and drop off, entrance fees, local guide, transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Customary tips, personal expenses.
The Istanbul cruise port. Please be advised that the guide will be holding a “Neon Tours” sign at custom area at the cruise port. Please advise cruise ship details.
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