The guests will be greeted on the pier or at the airport in Istanbul, or the guests will be met at their hotel lobby by UTS-Nurdan’s United Travel Services’ expert bilingual guide for a private tourl, with private A/C transportation all day long.
You will board the charming private boat for a ride on the Bosphorus against the majestic skyline of Istanbul. The ferry will cruise along the romantic Bosphorus visiting both the Europe Side and the Asia Side of Istanbul by the shores of local fishing villages, en route when it is possible to take memorable photos of the fascinating environments including the 15th century Rumelihisarı Fortress, the Summer Palaces of Lady Ottoman Sultans, and the historical Wooden Houses (Yalis) of famous Turkish families. The boat cruise will end at the fishing village of Sariyer, where the Black Sea merges with Marmara Sea.
You may end your boat cruise at a Bosphorus-side restaurant for a great seafood lunch- Istanbul way! (lunch will be at your own cost)
After a leisurely drive along the European shores of the Bosphorus you will explore the Dolmabahce Palace, the largest and the finest example of Ottoman Baroque Architecture, a monument to the Ottomans’ westernization process in the 19th century. Dolmabahce is the most impressive example of the palaces with its grand halls, fully furnished chambers, extensive gardens and typical Turkish marble Baths.
Last visits will be to Spice Market and the Grand Covered Bazaar- more dazzling than any other oriental bazaar, built in 1461 and in service ever since. It contains 3,500 shops employing more than 20,000 people all under one roof. Everything imaginable in the world is for sale here, glittering gold and silver jewelry, antique tiles, leather, souvenirs. Just seeing and experiencing this fascinating bazaar is a memorable experience.
At the end of the tour you will be escorted to the cruise pier or your hotel.