This popular half-day private guided tour of the Bosphorus and the Egyptian Spice market is a great shore excursion for the whole family. Sail between 2 continents and shop 'til you drop for unique Turkish treasures.
What to Expect
Enjoy a Bosphorus cruise and a visit to the Istanbul Spice Market.
This popular half-day Bosphorus and Spice Market shore tour is a favorite with cruise passengers and families. At the Egyptian Spice Market you will encounter a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, colors, spices, dried foods, Turkish sweets and more. This is the way trading has been done for centuries, so a visit is also like a journey back in time.
You will also visit the historically important Bosphorus, which divides Europe and Asia. Your Bosphorus guide will provide a wealth of information about the sites you will see from your cruise. Learn the stories behind the amazing opulence of the Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahce Palaces as well as local mosques. You will also view Bosphorus Bridge, one of the world's largest suspension bridges, and the Rumeli Fortres. Count how many different ships you see and witness the glamorous world of by-gone years on this cruise. The sites are spectacular, so make sure your camera is loaded and ready to go.
- Licensed guide and dependable driver
- New air-conditioned vehicles
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees
- Tips (appreciated when deserved)
Know Before You Go
Entrance fee: Please arrange one person to collect all entrance fees and have them ready for the guide (that way you don't lose valuable tour time).
Bosphorus: 8 yrs and up - EUR 7.
Please note, especially in summer, bring water, hat, sunscreen, and dark glasses. Wearing comfortable shoes is always a good choice.