Istanbul tour by Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Market half day
This tour will take you to Bosphorus which is the most important natural sea passage in the world. This river-like geographic phenomena stands in between the Marmara sea and the Black sea and it continuously works like an artery helping the exchange of waters between these to seas, making the ecological survival possible for the human kind and other species living in the region. It is a sheer beauty to watch the Bosphorus shores from a boat, especially if you are aware of the fact that one of the shores is Asia and the other one is Europe.
Rumeli Hisari, Beylerbeyi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, Kiz Kulesi (Maiden's Tower), water front mansions surrounded by purple painted Judas trees in spring, the unique ferry boats of Istanbul transporting Istanbulians who enjoy their "tea and simit" ritual on board, forever hungry sea gulls, two enormous bridges standing like giants between two continents are some of the things that make this cruise a wonderful time spent. A must if you are going to say that "been there, done that" when you hear people talking about Istanbul back home.
Spice Market or Egyptian Spice Market of Istanbul was the last stop for the spices and herbs coming from Egypt which once was an Ottoman land. The tradition continues today with all kinds of local and imported spices along with pastry, Turkish delight, dairy products and other types of high quality nutrition than can give an idea of the fertility of Anatolian soil. A festival to eyes, noses and soul.
Please note that this tour can be taken in the morning or in the afternoon. While the morning tour starts with Spice market, the afternoon tour ends with it.
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