Morning Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour With Spice Market

Morning Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour With Spice Market
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$30
Duration: 4 hours
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Description

The tour will start with a visit to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar. Then, you will board for a cruise along the Bosphorus, the waterway separating the two continents of Europe and Asia. You will have a chance to see the European style palaces of the Ottomans and the palaces of Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi, in striking contrast to some of the modern villas that line the shores.

Your tour starts with a visit to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar. Built in 1664, this large, old stone building includes a large number of shops (and a restaurant on the second floor that has long held a venerable place in the life of the city). This collection of shops was actually part of the complex of the adjacent Yeni Camii (the “New Mosque,” whose construction started in 1597 and finished decades later). Since its construction, the Egyptian Spice Market has specialized in the sale of exotic spices. Today, these lovely small shops continue to sell spices and now also sell dried fruits, nuts, seeds, and other edibles. Board for a cruise along the Bosphorus, the waterway separating the two continents of Europe and Asia. You will have the chance to see the European style palaces of the Ottomans and the palaces of Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi, in striking contrast to some of the modern villas that line the shores. Hotel pick up and drop off is included.

The tour will start with a visit to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar. Then, you will board for a cruise along the Bosphorus, the waterway separating the two continents of Europe and Asia. You will have a chance to see the European style palaces of the Ottomans and the palaces of Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi, in striking contrast to some of the modern villas that line the shores.