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Popular Bosporus and Spice Bazaar in 4-hour shore excursion


Istanbul has been the highly sought after destination for world leaders, including esteemed kings, emperors, and sultans. Its deep-rooted culture, rich history, and abundant wealth have preserved its position as a city of high significance. Come and immerse yourself in a city that bridges the gap between Europe and Asia. Delight in the vivid traces of the past and the vibrant daily routines of its people.

The Bosporus, a critical waterway, is a natural strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. It meanders for 32 kilometers, ranging from 730 to 3300 meters wide and 30 to 120 meters deep. Its unique path follows an irregular northeast-southwest route. The Bosporus, accompanied by the impressive Rumeli Fortress, takes its name from a Tracian word with uncertain origins. In Greek, it is translated as “Ford of the Cow,” derived from the myth of Zeus and his lover, Io. The legend tells of her crossing the strait as a cow, chased and plagued by flies sent by Zeus’ wife, Hera.

Take a moment to marvel at the trio of suspension bridges stretching across the Bosporus Strait, each proudly boasting a toll. And, to add to the incredible engineering feats, there are even two tunnels that dive under the strait’s depths.

Itinerary: Bosporus Tour & Spice Bazaar ( Egyptian Bazaar )

Highlights of the Popular Bosporus and Spice Bazaar in 4-hour shore excursion

  • Embark on a breathtaking journey along the iconic Bosporus for an unparalleled sightseeing experience.
  • This exclusive excursion takes you on a private boat, offering unparalleled views of the stunning city of Istanbul.
  • Perfectly tailored for cruise ship arrivals at Istanbul Port, you’ll have four hours to discover the wonders of this beautiful city.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture at the highly acclaimed Spice Bazaar, and allow our knowledgeable English-speaking guide to accompany you on this unforgettable journey.
  • Relax with included transportation to and from the port, and let the magic of Istanbul capture your heart.


Description of the tour


Upon arrival at the port, your guide will greet you and guide you to a smaller port where you will board a private boat. And with that, your unforgettable Bosporus cruise adventure begins! Sit back, unwind, and take in the breathtaking sights as you cruise along the picturesque waterway that separates two continents, Europe and Asia.

Your eyes will feast upon the grandeur of the Dolmabahce, Ciragan, and Beylerbeyi Palaces, majestic Ottoman Mosques, and the iconic Bosporus Bridge, all while hugging the European shoreline and eventually arriving at the magnificent Rumeli Fortress.


Spice Bazaar ( Egyptian Bazaar )

As you journey to Asia, be ready to marvel at the magnificent Ottoman pavilions and the striking Kuleli Military High School, adorned with towering structures that will leave you in awe.

On your way back to the minor port, your guide will take you on a captivating journey through the bustling Spice Bazaar, commonly referred to as the Egyptian Bazaar. The air is filled with the intoxicating aromas of rare and exotic spices, immersing you in a truly sensory experience. As you meander through the lively stalls, your senses will be constantly stimulated by the vibrant assortment of fruits, dried fruits, cheeses, vegetables, fish, and flowers. Each aroma tells a story and invites you to envision the faraway lands where it originated from, making for an enchanting and mystical experience.

Retrace your steps and return to the cruise ship port via the familiar route.


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Tour Includes;

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional English speaking guide licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • Non-Smoking, air-conditioned vehicle and professional driver
  • Parking Fees
  • Pick up and drop off

Tour Excludes;

  • Lunch
  • Any Drinks
  • Tip to Guide and Driver

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