ISTANBUL BOSPHORUS TOUR
Europe-Asia & Swimming in Black Sea
Discover the wealth of impressive all along the shores of Boshorus,a waterway that divides the two continents, Europe and Asia- stop for certain points,walk around specific aeas, visit imperial palaces and climb magnificent fortresses with a certificate guide.
Enjoy having lunch wich includeds variorus kind of Turkish mezes,grilled chicken with special sauce and soft drinks.
Finish excursion at Poyrazköy which is the end of Bosphorus and the begining of Black sea.
Note: Put on your sport shoes and wear your swimming suites. You will be able to swim off the boat.
Start: Kabatas Harbour
Ortaköy Village : Ortaköy,(literally”the village in the middle”) the European Bosphorus shore,formerly a small village,is now among Istanbul’s coolest,chic-es,most artsy neighborhoods,with trendy boutiques,atmospheric cafes and bistrots,and visitors.It’s a good place to stop for tea or coffe,a snack or a meal,a stroll,some boutique window-shopping or a rest,particularly if you are in Bosphorus cruise.
Beylerbeyi Palace : An Imperial Ottoman summer residence built in the 1860s, it is now situated immediately north of the 1973 Bosphorus Bridge.Beylerleyi Palace was commissioned by Sultan Abdülaziz (1830-1876) and built between 1862 and 1865 as a summer residence and a place to entertain visiting heads of state.Empress Eugenie of France visited Beylerbeyi on her way to the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869.
Rumeli Fortress : Rumelihisari is situated at the narrowest point with 660 meters of the Bosporus strait,just opposite of the Anadoluhisari on the Anatolian side.The place was chosen to prevent aid from the Black Sea reaching Constantinople during the Turkish siege of the city in 1453.
Lunch on the Boat
Anadolu Kavagi : Perched above the village are the ruins of Anadolu Kavagi a medieval castle with seven massive towers in its walls. First built by the Byzantines,it was restored and reinforced by the Genoese in 1350,and later by the Ottoman.Exposing a panoramic view of istanbul,Bosphorus and Black sea from the best point of view.
Poyrazköy : Poyrakoy is one of villages nearest to the Black Sea and is located on the Anatolian side of the Istanbul. From the minaret a bridge leads out to the gun emplacements and ammunition stores and a great view. Although the village is located on top of a hill,there is a road leading to the beach just before the village. Poyrazkoy is an excellent palace for a break or for shelter while sailing from Istanbul to the Black Sea.
Arrival Kabatas Harbour
INCLUDES : Transportation,Lunch,Guide ( English speaking Guidance),Museums and Entarce Fees
CLOSED : Monday : Beylerbeyi Palace