TOUR – 4 BOSPHORUS CRUISE WITH GOLDEN HORN - 35€ per person
- Cruise on the Golden Horn
- Cruise on the Bosphorus
- Pierre Loti Hill
- Fly over by Cable Car
- City Walls
Half day morning tour with cable car and cruise included
The Golden Horn is a historic inlet of the Bosphorus dividing the city of Istanbul and forming the natural harbor that has sheltered Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and other ships for thousnads of years. It is a scimilar-shaped estuary that joins the Bosphorus just at the point where that starit enters the Sea of Marmara, thus forming a peninsula the tip of which is “Old Istanbul” (ancient Byzantion and Constantinople).
The Bosphorus or Bosporus, also known as the Istanbul Strait, is a strait that forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia. The world’s narrowest strait used for international ravigation, it connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara (witch is connected by the Dardanelles to the Aegean Sea, and thereby to the Meditrranean Sea). Our magical journey which covers both European and Asian shores by our private boat will let you see the marvelous monuments and districts.
The hill was named after the French novelist and naval officer Pierre Loti who visited Istanbul seveal times and stayed many years. The hill is siluated almost at the end of 7 km long water inlet “Golden Horn”. Even in very hot summer days there is always a pleasant breeze from the sea up to the Hill.
Enjoy the beautiful view from the cable car as you climb the hill to the cafe named after the famous French writer Pierre Loti.
Constantinople’s great city walls were breached only twice in 1600 years. The first breach occured in 1204 during the fourth Crusade; the second breach was led by “Sultan Ahmet the Conqueror” in 1453 with cannons and troops. Shopping possibility is available on the way back to the old city.