Istanbul Afternoon Half-Day Two Continents Tour

Istanbul Afternoon Half-Day Two Continents Tour

From $55 per person

Discover both the European and Asian halves of fascinating Istanbul on this relaxing and engaging afternoon tour. See Istanbul’s famous skyline highlighted by sunset, the Prince’s Islands and visit the late Ottoman Palace of Beylerbeyi.

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Duration 4 hours
Starting time 1:00 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul
  • Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the city and the Bosphorus Strait from the top of Çamlıca Hill
  • Marvel at the majesty and beauty of the Palace of Beylerbeyi
Full description
Istanbul, divided by the two continents of Europe and Asia, is a richly diversified city. This relaxing afternoon tour will give chance to see the city in all its varied beauty. Picked up from your hotel you will first travel over the Bosphorus Strait, the large body of water separating Europe from Asia. Once in Asia you will head up to the summit of Çamlıca Hill. At around 270 meters above sea level, it is the highest point in Istanbul offering unparalleled views of the city and the surrounding area. On a clear afternoon you will be able to see both the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea that lie at each end of the Bosphorus Strait. Visiting in the afternoon you will be treated to the sun illuminating Istanbul from almost directly behind, leaving its famous domes and minarets silhouetted against the flaming western sky. After you've had time to wander through the tranquil pine tree grove that tops the Hill, you will visit the nearby Palace of Beylerbeyi on the shore of the Bosphorus. Perhaps the most elegant of the late Ottoman palaces, it was an Imperial Ottoman summer residence, and a place to entertain visiting heads of state.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off, entrance fees, local guide, transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Customary tips, personal expenses.

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The Istanbul cruise port. Please be advised that the guide will be holding a “Neon Tours” sign at custom area at the cruise port. Please advise cruise ship details.

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  • Neon Tours has all rights to change tour itinerary due to unexpected circumstances (museum closures, holidays, strikes. weather condition etc.)
Customer reviews

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2 / 5

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Not up to expectations

We didn't discover the european and asian parts of Istanbul, as described. The european bit was simply a direct journey from the starting point to the Bosporus Bridge, without visiting a single "european" sight. The best part of the visit was the Omani Palace in the asian part which was satisfactory, but the time of the advertised '4 hour' tour was significantly smaller than that. Overall, the tour wasn't worth it for the price paid.

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November 14, 2011

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