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 a natural and extremely secure harbor the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of Istanbul. The inlet separates the European shore into two. It is approximately 8 km long, and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus. Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end.
SPICE BAZAAR(Egyptian Bazaar)
The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.
BOSPHORUS ON BOAT
A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace.
RUMELI FORTRESS (From the sea)
The biggest castle of Istanbul can be seen clearly during our Bosphorus Cruise.
The summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the HAREM on the Asian side of Istanbul.
The highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional style.
This is a private tour. It is operated by public boats, but can be done by private boat on request.
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