One Day 2 Continent private tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



Turkish (fluent), English (fluent)

İstanbul with private guide

I will meet your hotel at 0900. The first stop of the day will be the Rustempasa Mosque. You will next travel to the Spice Market
After leaving the Spice Market you will board a boat to travel across the Bosphorus, one of the world's best-known natural straits. Traveling from the European side to the Asian side of the strait, you will visit Camlica Hill to take in the panoramic view of Istanbul and the Bosphorus. You will then have lunch at a local restaurant where you can sample classic Turkish cuisine.
Following lunch, you will travel over the Bosphorus Bridge, with its famous "Welcome to Europe" sign, along with the unique opportunity to step from one continent to another.
The remainder of the afternoon will be spent visiting picturesque Ortakoy where you can relax with a Turkish coffee before your guided 1. 2-kilometer walk of the Istiklal pedestrian street. Istiklal, known for its local hangouts and nightlife is where your tour will conclude at 1700 hotel.


09:00 We meet and start the tour,
drive around the city walls and stop to take pictures
10:00 Have about the tour through Bosphorus
11:00 Passing through Balat and Galata bridge
11:30 Passing along the Bosphorus
12:30:00 Lunch and Çamlica hill
14:00 Ortaköy
14:30 İstiklal street
Taksim square
16:30 Drive back to your hotel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Tour starts from your hotel or cruise harbour at 09:00

End location: Will be back around 17:00 to Cruise or Hotel

Duration: 8 hours

Notice that traffic might affect the duration of the tour


We drive with private vehicle and driver

What’s Included

- all local taxes
- licensed private tour guide
- private vehicle
- all parking fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

60 TL - Boat fees and meal

What’s Extra

- Boat fees (15 Tl)
- Meal
- All personal expenses

A Recent Review of this tour

This tour is highly recommended for those who have short time in Istanbul. Aykut will only make every minute well spent! He's very knowledgeable and allow us to modify the itinerary to ensure that we have the most we can during the trip. He took us to the picturesque Ortakoy, tasting the best Baklava in the world, cruising Bosphorus, flowering tulips in Guhlane park, Topkapi palace (and went to the best place to take picture in Istanbul, indeed!). The trip is very insightful and satisfying!
Reny Agustine Adhanani

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