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Golden Horn (Haliç) Tours and Tickets

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Thank the natural harbor of the Golden Horn (Haliç) for the rise of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. The inlet separates Istanbul’s Sultanahmet district from Beyoglu, and is spanned by the Ataturk, Halic, and Galata bridges. An ages-old thoroughfare, ferries ply the Golden Horn to historical neighborhoods including Fener, Balat, and Eyup.

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Golden Horn and Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul

Golden Horn and Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul

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Swap crowded lookout spots for unrivaled views of the Golden Horn (Haliç) and the Bosphorus on a 2-hour cruise that lets you admire Istanbul from a different perspective. Choose a departure time that suits you, and then set off to see top Istanbul attractions such as Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, Rumeli Fortress, Maiden's Tower, and the Bosphorus Bridge.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.06
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$18.06

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

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Instead of driving around Istanbul all day in a stuffy tour bus, discover the city’s beauty in style on this relaxing sunset cruise down the Bosphorus, the waterway that marks the border between Asian Turkey and European Turkey. From the open-air deck of your luxury yacht, see riverside landmarks like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque and the Rumeli Fortress, all lit by the beautiful dusk light.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.13
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$53.13

Must – See Bosphorus Stops 1 +2 (Europe + Asia)
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Must – See Bosphorus Stops 1 +2 (Europe + Asia)

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Cruise the stunning Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and experience three of the best Istanbul sights on this adventure-filled full-day sightseeing tour. This tour takes you on a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait to savor spectacular sights of bridges, palaces, mosques and fortresses. Stop at Dolmabahçe Palace for a guided tour and explore the alluring scents and colors of the Spice Bazaar. Visit Rüstem Pasha Mosque on top of Camlica Hill and capture wide views of the skyline. Plus, enjoy a delicious 3-course meal along the beautiful shoreline.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.26
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$106.26

Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise Tour, Golden Horn Coach Tour and Pierre Loti Tour

Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise Tour, Golden Horn Coach Tour and Pierre Loti Tour

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See Istanbul from three different vantage points on this tour, including a sightseeing cruise, panoramic tour and cable car ride. Take a scenic cruise on the Bosphorus and admire top Istanbul attractions such as the Bosphorus Bridge and Rumeli Fortress from the water. Then, take a coach drive around the Golden Horn districts to see the former Jewish quarter, old city walls, iron-built St Stephens and other lesser-known treasures. Lastly, catch the cable car up Pierre Loti Hill to witness the stellar city views from its hilltop cafe.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.19
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Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Grand Bazaar

Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Grand Bazaar

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Discover the highlights of Sultanahmet, Istanbul's historic 'old town' on this half-day walking tour. Join your guide for a curated Istanbul experience, and avoid common Sultanahmet experiences like getting lost or being targeted by aggressive touts. Learn all about storied sites like the Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Mosque from your English-speaking guide. Along the way, find a few hidden gems, discover where locals eat and drink and even stop at an Ottoman-era spice market to get a taste of the time-honored marketplace experience. • On this small group tour, your guide tailors the commentary to your interests • Get interesting insights on the various history and culture of the city. • Visit Istanbul’s landmarks, including the Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Mosque • Find the freshest Turkish delicacies with your guide's help in Grand Bazaar
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.57
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$26.57
Price varies by group size

Bosphorus Strait Cruise and City Bus Tour with Cable Car

Bosphorus Strait Cruise and City Bus Tour with Cable Car

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See Istanbul by boat, bus and cable car on a 6-hour tour of the city’s atmospheric neighborhoods, monuments and scenery. See the buildings and mosques along the Bosphorus Strait, with time to visit a 19th-century Ottoman palace. Follow streets lined with historic landmarks to the top Pierre Loti Hill, and enjoy free time to eat lunch, walk or simply enjoy the panoramic views of the city. Descend the hill by cable car, then ride alongside the high walls of the Old City and finish your tour at Sultanahmet Square.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.50
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$42.50

Afternoon Bosphorus Boat and Bus Tour with cable car from Pierre Loti Coffee

Afternoon Bosphorus Boat and Bus Tour with cable car from Pierre Loti Coffee

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This combination tour in Istanbul gives you the chance to see different sides of the city with logistics planned for you so you don't have to worry about booking your own transportation. On a Bosphorus cruise, admire views of city sights such as Dolmabahce Palace and Maiden's Tower. You'll see more attractions on a bus tour, plus enjoy a cable car ride at Pierre Loti Tepesi.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.88
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$31.88

All in One Day Istanbul - Historical Tour of Istanbul with Bosphorus Cruise

All in One Day Istanbul - Historical Tour of Istanbul with Bosphorus Cruise

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Tick off the top sights in Istanbul in a single day during this exclusive full-day shared tour, which includes a sunset yacht cruise on the Bosphorus. Highlights include history-filled Sultanahmet, including the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, the bustling Grand Bazaar, stunning Dolmabahce Palace, and skip-the-line access to Topkapi Palace.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.14
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Semi Private Tour - Golden Horn and Miniaturk Park Tour in Istanbul
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Semi Private Tour - Golden Horn and Miniaturk Park Tour in Istanbul

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Venture to the Miniatürk model park and see views of the Golden Horn during this 3-hour guided tour of Istanbul’s European side. You will explore the famous Eyüp Sultan Mosque and cruise up to Pierre Loti Café on board a vintage cable car. With your expert guide, discover the beautiful natural harbor of the Golden Horn and marvel at the intricate models of Turkey’s iconic monuments at Miniatürk.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.19
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$37.19

Istanbul Foodie Tour by Night: Traditional Meyhane & Street Foods

Istanbul Foodie Tour by Night: Traditional Meyhane & Street Foods

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Get a taste of Turkey's varied cuisine during this half-day food tour through the Beyoglu (Pera) neighborhood. With a small-group limited to six, enjoy samplings of everything from mezes to baklava to kebabs; there is even a chance to enjoy raki, an anise-flavored liquor local to the region. Stop at bustling markets, street food stalls, restaurants, and backstreets for a closer look at Turkish culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.70
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$79.70
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Semi Private - Constantinople Tour of Istanbul: Discovering the Byzantine Empire

Semi Private - Constantinople Tour of Istanbul: Discovering the Byzantine Empire

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Realize the true impact of the Byzantine Empire on Turkey during this 3-hour guided history of Constantinople tour in Istanbul. Step back in time almost 1700 years and discover how Istanbul’s famous religious architecture and monuments took shape during this age of Christianity. Explore prime examples such as the Holy Virgin at the Church of St Mary of Blachernae, the Walls of Constantinople, and the ruins of Blachernae Palace. The legacy created by the Byzantine empire is uncovered on this tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.50
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$42.50

Istanbul Boat Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace & Two Continents

Istanbul Boat Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace & Two Continents

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Admire beautiful architecture and capture stunning views of illustrious palaces during a full-day tour in Istanbul including a Bosphorus cruise. Aboard a cozy coach explore the highlights of Istanbul including the Walls of Constantinople, views of the Golden Horn and witness the lively Spice Bazaar on foot. You will then experience a must-do in Istanbul, a Bosphorus Strait sightseeing cruise. The cruise concludes with a visit to the beautiful Dolmabahce Palace where Istanbul’s late sultans once resided. Plus, you will gaze over this east-meets-west city for eye-popping views at Yeditepe or Çamlıca Hill.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.01
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Istanbul Modern City Walking: Taksim to Galata With Secret Passages

Istanbul Modern City Walking: Taksim to Galata With Secret Passages

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This tour takes you into the heart of the modern section of Istanbul to be shown the unmistakable icons as well as the hard-to-find secret spots that make Beyoğlu so captivating. Veer away from the hustle and bustle of Istiklal Avenue to discover the beautiful side streets and historical passages that get missed by tourists and Turks alike. See the Pera district through a local’s eyes and learn about its cosmopolitan history. Area is also famous across Istanbul for its outstanding street food but discovering good eateries in a big city is not always easy. Not to worry, as we stroll Istiklal Avenue, your guide will point out best local eating places, cafés and bars, as well as show you the main points of interest along the way. • Let your guide take you to the hidden backstreets and passages of Beyoğlu • Discover the secret haunts of locals, best local eating places and bars • Sample top-notch Beyoğlu Chocolate suggested by your guide • Enjoy the relaxed pace of a walking tour
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.25
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$21.25
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Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Küçüksu Palace

Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Küçüksu Palace

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Step into the fascinating world of Ottoman sultans, courtiers and harems with a 5-hour tour of Istanbul that includes two imperial palaces and a 1-hour sightseeing cruise. Explore the exquisite grounds of Dolmabahçe Palace, a 19th-century court surrounded by manicured grounds and water views. Leave Eminonu Pier for the Bosphorus Strait, and spot iconic towers, palaces, mosques and fortifications along the shoreline. Learn about the elaborate Ottoman hunting parties at Küçüksu Palace then enjoy views of the Asian side of the city while returning to your hotel.
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  • 5 hours
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$63.76
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Must – See Bosphorus Stops 1 (Europe)

Must – See Bosphorus Stops 1 (Europe)

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Take a boat ride along the Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and wander the Spice Bazaar on this guided tour in Istanbul. Discover the colorful Spice Bazaar and elegant Rüstem Pasha Mosque before spending the rest of the day sightseeing on the Bosphorus, a must-do in Istanbul. Explore the inlet to the Golden Horn, which divides European Istanbul, and capture amazing sights of Rumeli Fortress, Bosphorus bridges, and Dolmabahçe Palace. With serene coastal views of the Old City it’s no wonder people can’t seem to put their camera down as they cruise the Bosphorus Strait.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.13
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Fener - Balat- Piere Lotti and Golden Horn Experience

Fener - Balat- Piere Lotti and Golden Horn Experience

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Leave Istanbul's tourist trail behind to experience its lesser-known sights and delights on this small-group tour. Traveling by tram and other transport, explore the UNESCO-listed Fener and Balat districts where colorful houses and cobbled lanes take center stage. Plus, take a Golden Horn cruise, visit Eyup Mosque, and sip tea at a café, all as a guide shares insights into Istanbul's history and local life. Finish with a cable car ride to the Pierre Loti café for spectacular city panoramas.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.38
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$74.38

Highlights of Istanbul Walking Tour

Highlights of Istanbul Walking Tour

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Ideal for first time travelers who wish to familiarize with Istanbul, this 3-hour sightseeing walking tour allows you to discover landmarks and legends that have shaped the modern Istanbul. You’ll stroll through Sultanahmet Square and Ancient Roman Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and amble past Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, Basilica Cistern, hidden areas and bustling streets of Grand Bazaar and Spice Market. Your guide will point out places to get the best local snacks and coffee, as well as show you the main points of interest along the way. Learn about art, food and architecture while discovering the city’s top rated sites from outside. Choose from morning or afternoon departure. • Spot Istanbul’s landmarks, including the Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern • Learn about the city’s history from your guide • Wander the city’s secret backstreets • Stop by Grand Bazaar and Spice Market
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.57
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$26.57
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Istanbul City Tour with Bosphorus Strait Sightseeing Cruise

Istanbul City Tour with Bosphorus Strait Sightseeing Cruise

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Gaze over land and sea on this guided Istanbul city tour with a Bosphorus Strait sightseeing cruise. Aboard a comfy coach, discover the lively neighborhoods of Fener and Balat, and drive along the Golden Horn for spectacular views. With your expert guide experience the vibrant Spice Bazaar and then board a charming sightseeing cruise to traverse the Bosphorus viewing highlights like the Bosphorus Bridge and Rumeli Fortress.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.19
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Full Day Istanbul Old City & Bosphorus Cruise Tour incl Lunch & Tickets

Full Day Istanbul Old City & Bosphorus Cruise Tour incl Lunch & Tickets

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Take in the highlights of Istanbul and maximize your time with skip-the-line entrance at the most popular attractions. Enjoy guided visits to the Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque; browse the stalls at the Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar; and tuck into tasty Turkish cuisine at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, discover Istanbul’s European and Asian sides on a Bosphorus sightseeing cruise.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.01
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Istanbul Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

Istanbul Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

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Enjoy stunning, sunset views of Istanbul’s top heritage sites, all from the comfort of a luxury yacht. During this exclusive, private Bosphorus cruise, you’ll sail down both European and Asian sides of the renowned strait, covering highlights like 19th-century Dolmabahce Palace, imposing Rumeli Fortress, and the iconic towers of Maiden and Galata. Guided tours include complimentary refreshments, including fruit and homemade lemonade.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.82
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Morning Bosphorus Tour ((4 Hours)) With One Break Near Rumeli Fortress

Morning Bosphorus Tour ((4 Hours)) With One Break Near Rumeli Fortress

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Bosphorus is a natural water strait located between Europe and Asia so In our tour we will visit the Bosphorus passing under the magnificent bosphorus Bridges Also we will sail in the calm water of the golden horn for 50 min where you will be able to be in the heart of the old city
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.34
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Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise ((3 Hours))

Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise ((3 Hours))

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If you visit Istanbul there are several things you must do. The most important one is to have a Bosphorus Cruise where you can see the highlights of Istanbul from the sea while you have a cup of tea or Turkish coffee. Bosphorus is not just border between Asia & Europe. It’s one of the main arteries of the city and one of the most beautiful sites in all of Turkey.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.25
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Private Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise on Luxury Yacht

Private Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise on Luxury Yacht

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Tick off Istanbul’s most renowned attractions, all from the comfort of a luxury yacht, during this enriching private cruise on the Bosphorus. Beat the hassle of traveling to each location and enjoy stunning views from the water. Admire highlights like 19th-century Dolmabahce Palace, imposing Rumeli Fortress, and the iconic towers of Maiden and Galata while sipping on homemade lemonade and sampling fruit and baklava.
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  • 2 hours
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$531.30
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Golden Horn Tour of Byzantine Istanbul

Golden Horn Tour of Byzantine Istanbul

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Learn about Istanbul’s Byzantine history on this small-group walking tour. In the company of a guide, leave Sultanahmet and stroll up the Golden Horn. Walk along the Byzantine walls of the city, and at points travel in a comfortable vehicle to make your journey easier. Pause for a midday break in the neighborhood of Balat, and visit the Greek Patriarchate in Fener.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.63
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$78.63
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