Two Continents Tour
The first visit of this tour will be the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) with its mystical smells of different aromas of various spices, shops selling fruits, vegetables and flowers.The relaxed Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway seperating the two continents, Asia and Europe, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments, makes the tour much more interesting. The Rumeli Fortress, Historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture can be seen from the sea during the tour. Lunch will be served at a typical Turkish restaurant. Drive along the coast line to the Dolmabahce Palace, the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons, famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier. Continue over the Bosphorus Bridge to the Asian side: Unique chance to step from one continent : Asia to another Europe. The last visit will be the Çamlica Hill at the Asian side: exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus from the best point of view.
You will receive a voucher including all information you need including:
- Where do you have to call to confirm the booking
- The location of the meeting point
- How to receive pick up time
Print out the voucher and read the instructions carefully.
Address or meeting point Pick up from the hotels.
Start or opening time 08:00-08:30
End or closing time 17 / 17:30 hrs.
Maximum number Unlimited
Minimum number 1 person.
Is it possible to get there by public transport? No
Guides & companions
Is it done with a guide, a driver and/or an instructor? With guide.
Which languages do guide/instructors speak? Operating in English,Spanish,German and French. Please specify the language that you prefer in the remark part of booking. All bookings where the language is not specified will be operated in English
Are audio guides or brochures available? if so, in which languages? English, Spanish, German and French.
Do you provide additional companions or personnel? No
Is there a shop? How much time is spent on shopping? Shopping possibility at the spice market. Max 1 hours.
Are credit/debit cards accepted? Which ones? During the shopping credit cards accepted: Visa and Mastercard.
Are any commercial stops made during the tour? No
List the shopping venues included Carpet or Jewellery or Leather Shop.
Content & Specialized items
Are additional items needed? Which ones are included? No
List items not included and their renting cost at the venue No
List all additional items clients need to bring (towels,...) Just money for their own expenses like for drinks.
List the specific clothing required Confortable shoes and clothing up to the weather.
Is lunch/dinner included on this tour? Lunch
Is there a restaurant at the venue? Yes
What is the category and speciality of the restaurant? Typical Turkish Restaurant with special dishes of the country.
Is bottled water and/or soft drinks included with the meals? No
Is coffee or tea included at the end of each meal? No
Can special requests be accommodated? (vegetarian,...) Yes. If booked in advance.
Are toilets available? Yes
May the client bring his/her own food? Is there a picnic area? There is no picnic area.
Is there a snack included? No
If not included, is there any place to get a snack? Yes, there are little snack stops.
Are drinks included? Yes, at the snack stops huests can buy drinks as well.
Is there any place to get a drink? Yes
How many drinks per person are allowed? Unlimited
What type of alcoholic beverages are available and at what price? Yes, at the snack stops guests can buy drinks as well.
Are there any restroom-only stops during the tour? No
What is the fitness level required? Normal and being able to walk.
Would people with limited mobility have accessibility problems? (to the vehicle, to the restaurant,...) Sometimes yes.
Is it feasible for wheelchair-confined persons? No
What type of paving does it have? (flat, uneven...) Some of them uneven and stairs.
Is there any fee or limitation for photo/video camera usage? No photo/video camera allowed at the museums.
Which currencies are accepted? Euros, Dollars and British Pounds.
Which is the minimum/maximum age to participate? (for all or each one of the activities) None
Which is the minimum/maximum height to participate? None
Which is the minimum/maximum weight to participate? None
Is a waiver required for participation? No
Others Spice Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
Pick-up point At Hotel.
Pick-up time 08:00-08:30
Length of route (hours & minutes) 8 hours.
Return time to the initial pick-up point 17:00 / 17:30 hrs.
Age of vehicle 0-5 years.
Type of vehicle used It can be minibus and coach.
Does the vehicle have air conditioning? Yes
Can the vehicle be contacted (by mobile or radio)? Yes
Is spare transportation available in case of a breakdown? Yes, a new one can be called and arranged.
Are toilets available? No
Is there a shuttle service involved? If so, explain the operation No