Istanbul: Maiden's Tower, Çamlıca Hill, & Asian Side Tour
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 8 hours
Get a chance to take up-close photos of Maiden's Tower and other iconic spots of Istanbul on this yacht tour along the Bosporus Strait. Sightsee from the water and visit one of the most instagrammable places in Istanbul. Board the yacht at the Karaköy ferry station, then head toward the Maiden's Tower. Get up close to this famous landmark, which is steeped in the most fascinating myths and legends. After circling around the tower and capturing the enchanting scenery in unique photos, start to head back. On your journey back, see more attractions from the water, including the Golden Horn, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Blue Mosque.
Explore some of Istanbul's most iconic spots on this guided tour. See Maiden's Tower and scenic views from Çamlıca Hill. Explore the Asian/Anatolian Side of Istanbul including Bağdat Avenue. Complete your experience with a shopping tour at the high-ceilinged Emaar Mall. Meet your tour guide at your accommodation, then head to your first stop, Çamlıca Hill. Çamlıca Hill got its name from the pine trees in the area (Çamlıca means “pine” in Turkish). Take a walk while surrounded by the hill’s historic trees and local, colorful flora. Marvel at the panorama views of the Bosporus (Straight of Istanbul) and the rest of the city. Next, visit Maiden's Tower, found on a small island at the southern entrance of the Bosporus. No one knows who built this tower or why, but your tour guide will fill you in on what is known about this site. Afterward, head to Bağdat (Baghdad) Avenue. The one-way av...
Experience the perfect immersion to the wonderful history and culture of Istanbul with this comprehensive sightseeing tour of the busy city. In the morning, get picked up at your hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle, then immediately head off to the Blue Mosque, which is also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and check out the blue tiles of the interior that gave the mosque its current name. Next, spend some time shopping for memorable souvenirs at the Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s largest covered markets, before you rest and recharge with a delicious lunch at an authentic Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon, explore famous sites that were preserved from the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and learn fascinating facts and stories from your English-speaking guide. Stop by the Topkapi Palace, the largest and oldest palace in the world, along with the Tombs of the Sultans in Hagia Sofia...
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Best decision I made! The tour was fantastic; I believe that there is no better time during the day to do a Bosphorus tour than this period, 6.30-8.30 pm. The guide Haluk was an incredible man who knows the history very well but presents it objectively. His level of English is super comprehensive. Always pick this type of tour instead of the crowded boat because you get one of a kind experience for not much of a price difference.
Actualy it was the best decision. All the crew was amazing, we learnt a lot from the guide because he was born in a bosphoros near site, good food and treats, great iate and they prove us that Istanbul is better seen at the night from bosphoros. For the price, i would always choose this instead of a public or big bosphoros trip. Amazing memory and experience. Highly recommend!
Wonderfully organized walk with amazing views !!! I recommend this particular variant of a trip to the Bosphorus to everyone!
We had a great tour on the Bosporus with a small group, nice food and a very knowledgeable guide. Can only recommend :-)
The greatest trip that you can buy! Our guide Haluk was a very nice and funny guy! I recommend this to everyone!