See the sights of Istanbul by sea and by land on a 4-hour sightseeing cruise and trip to the Spice Bazaar. This is an exciting way to discover the wonders of Istanbul. You will cruise by common tourist sites and visit the famous Egyptian Spice Bazaar.
What to Expect
See the sights of Istanbul by land and by sea on a 4-hour sightseeing cruise and trip to the Spice Bazaar.
Begin with a brief visit to the 17th-century Spice Bazaar, one of Istanbul’s most colorful and popular attractions. The building is part of the Yenj Mosque and was completed in 1660. You will have the opportunity to bargain for purchases or simply observe the bustling bazaar around you.
Next up, board your boat for a cruise through the Bosphorus, also known as Istanbul Strait, which is the only passage between the Mediterranean and the Black seas. It also marks the dividing line between Europe and Asia. Marvel at the beautiful shores and amazing views of the massive Rumeli Hisari. This fortress was built by Fatih the Conqueror in just 3 months as he prepared to take Istanbul.
The magnificent Bosphorus Bridge, finished in 1973, is one of the two bridges that connect Europe and Asia. The cruise offers a unique way to view this impressive suspension bridge from the water.
Then pay attention as you pass by the 620 historic waterfront mansions built by the elite of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century. The beautiful palaces and hunting lodges of the Sultan are also along the way.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Private boat or ferry boat
- Entrance fees
- Guide and air-conditioned vehicle
Know Before You Go
Neon Tours reserves the right to change tour itinerary due to unexpected conditions such as museum closures, holidays, strikes, and weather condition.
The Spice Bazaar is closed on Sundays.