Discover the Black Sea together!

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Two continents in a day

Duration: Approximately 7 Hours

Activity: Moderate

Venues visited: Bosphorus Bridge, Çaml?ca Hill (Pine Hill), Beylerbeyi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy Flea Market

 

This tour provides you to enjoy two continents in Istanbul. Cross to the Asian Side via Bosphorus Bridge and panoramic drive through the neighbourhood Fenerbahçe and Ba?dat shopping street. Drive to the lookout point Çaml?ca Hill (Pine Hill). Situated on the Asian side of Istanbul, this 229 meter hill called as Kücük (Small) Camlica provides a panoramic view of the city and has nice cafeterias to enjoy Turkish tea or coffee. After Çaml?ca Hill, drive to Beylerbeyi Palace. Beylerbeyi Palace was built between the dates of 1861-1865 by Sultan Abdulaziz and is located on the Asian side of Istanbul on the eastern shore of the Bosphorus. The palace was built in a luxurious and sumptuously neoclassic style that can be noticed as soon as one enters. After a scenic drive, drive back to the European side. Next visit will be Dolmabahce Palace which was built for Sultan Abdul Mecid for Baroque style than a typical oriental design. The treasures of public and private rooms are shown during an hour tour. Following lunch, drive to the modern part of Istanbul by the shores of Bosphorus for Ortakoy Flea Market. Ortaköy, literally Middle Village in Turkish is a neighborhood, formerly a small village, located in the middle of the European bank of the Bosphorus. Ortaköy is a cosmopolitan area, with communities of Turks, Greeks, Armenians and Jews. The neighborhood hosts many different religious (Muslim, Jewish, Orthodox, and other Christian) structures. It is also a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, with its art galleries, night clubs, cafés, bars, and restaurants.

 

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