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  • Dolmabahçe Palace & Cable Car & Bosphorus on Boat
    Full Day Tour (Lunch Included)

    DOLMABAHÇE PALACE The Dolmabahçe Palace, a blend of various European architectural styles, was built between 1843 - 1856 by Karabet Balyan, the court architect of Sultan Abdulmecid. The three –storied palace built on a symmetrical plan has 285 rooms and 43 halls. The palace has survived intact with its original decorations, furniture and the silk carpets and curtains. Its surpasses all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence.(Harem is not included)

    BEZM-İ ALEM VALİDE SULTAN MOSQUE The construction was originally backed by Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan. After she died, Sultan Abdülmecid, her son, continued to support the construction of the mosque. Upon completion in 1851, it was opened for prayer.

    SHOPPING As Turkey is one of the best later producing countries in the world. We will watch a fashion-show in an outlet center which produces and manufactures different various of great quality leatherware. So it’s a good opportunity to have a look at the reasonable priced good quality leather accessories. . (Optional due to high traffic jam and long line for the Palace)

    LUNCH (Drinks are extra)

    BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS An amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE and ASIA, along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions up to the Rumeli Fortress.

    THE RUMELI FORTRESS(FROM THE SEA) (NO INTERIOR VISIT) İstanbul had been besieged many times before Mehmet the Conqueror took the city in 1453,but it managed to defend itself with the help of the Roman city walls.

    THE LEANDER’S TOWER (FROM THE SEA) (NO INTERIOR VISIT) This is a small and attractive tower built on an islet at the entrance to the Bosphorus. It is one of the symbols of İstanbul. Used in the past as a watchtower and a lighthouse, it has been preserved in its 19th Century appearance.

    CABLE CAR & PIERRE LOTI HILL was named after the Famous French writer you will enjoy magnificent scenery of Golden Horn and the city.

    CITY WALLS The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.

    DRIVE BY BUS TO GOLDEN HORN As natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of İstanbul. The inlet separates the Europen shore into two. It is approximately 8km long,and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus.Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end.

    CLOSED

  • Beylerbeyi Palace on Monday and Thursday / Replaced with Chora Museum
  • Dolmabahçe Palace on Monday and Thursday / Replaced with Chora Museum
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    Nancy Jones

    I recently visited Istanbul with a group of 3 friends on our way through to Europe, our time was limited as we only had two full days in Istanbul but I was put in contact with Ulas from RSL Tours in Turkey, Ulas's command of the English language and knowledge of the city was a great asset to us as he gave suggestions of what we should see and do in the limited time we had and in what order we should do it. He recommended having a private guide who would take us to all,the attractions and also to the other places we wanted to see. On the Saturday morning our guide Dilek met us at our hotel as did Ulas to ensure that everything ran smoothly. The next two days we were left in Dilek's hands and she did a fantastic job of showing us her beautiful city and engrossing us in her knowledge of the history and culture for which Turkey is so well known.

    She had a wonderful personality, a great knowledge of her city and was very passionate about her job, she always wanted to ensure we were happy and just gave us two very memorable days. At the end of the second day, Ulas came back to meet us to ensure all went well and to have a coffee with us before we left.

    I have nothing but great memories of Istanbul and that is thanks to both Ulas and Dilek and RSL Tours, I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who needs touring and general assistance throughout Turkey and Istanbul.