Start your day with a scenic drive over the iconic Bosphorus Bridge, connecting the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the city and the strait, capturing memorable photos of this significant landmark.
Proceed to Çamlıca Hill, the highest point in Istanbul, offering panoramic views of the sprawling cityscape. Enjoy the serene atmosphere as you take in the beauty of both the European and Asian shores. Visit the Çamlıca Mosque, a striking modern architectural masterpiece. Explore the mosque’s interior adorned with intricate designs and serene spaces, providing a tranquil place for reflection.
Indulge in a delicious set menu lunch at a local restaurant, savoring a variety of Turkish dishes. Enjoy the flavors of traditional cuisine while taking a break to recharge for the afternoon.
Continue your journey to the Golden Horn, a historic and natural harbor that has played a crucial role in Istanbul’s development. Explore the vibrant neighborhoods along its shores and capture the essence of the city’s diverse cultural heritage. Embark on a relaxing boat cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. Admire the city’s skyline, historic landmarks, and the unique charm of Istanbul from the water. Learn about the fascinating history of the Bosphorus as you glide through its waters.
Visit the sacred Eyüp Mosque and Tomb, a significant religious site for both locals and visitors. Experience the spiritual ambiance as you explore the mosque and pay respects at the tomb, immersed in the rich cultural and religious history.
Take a thrilling cable car ride to Pierre Loti Hill, named after the French novelist Pierre Loti, who was enchanted by the views of Istanbul from this location. Enjoy a unique perspective of the city as you ascend to the hill. Conclude your day at Pierre Loti Hill, a charming spot with a picturesque view of the Golden Horn. Relax, unwind, and soak in the ambiance at one of the hill’s cafes, perhaps with a cup of Turkish tea or coffee.
This comprehensive full-day tour offers a perfect blend of historical exploration, natural beauty, and cultural experiences, showcasing the diverse facets of Istanbul.
The primary language for group tour guidance is English or multilingual available. Tours in languages other than English are available exclusively as private tours. Please note that there might be a price variation for different languages. Kindly specify your preferred language for the tour if it's not English!
Tour fees include professional English guide service or assistant service. In half-day tours, meals are not included, but in full-day tours, a set menu or open buffet meal is generally included. Kindly refer to the tour description for a detailed breakdown of included and excluded services.
In group tours, hotel pick-up and drop-off are generally included. Rarely, some tours do not include hotel pick-up and drop-off or just drop-off. All private tours include hotel pickup and drop-off. Please read the description carefully to find out.