Mansions, Castles, Palaces: History Experience and Boat Tour

Explore Istanbul's Palaces and take a Bosphorus Tour with a Professional Guide

Available Languages: English, German, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

While taking a boat tour in the Bosphorus, you only see wonderful places, but no one tells you the history and stories of these places. However, With a professional guide, you will be able to learn the interesting stories and history of these places. So, would you like to see the mansions, castles and many other special points of the Bosphorus with a professional guide on the boat and afterward visit the famous historical places of Istanbul? Prepare yourself for a unique and special trip!

About Experience

You will meet in Ortaköy and get on one of the boats that we have reserved in advance and which has been in service for years. The boat tour will take about 1 hour. On the way, you will see the famous Rumeli Fortress, Anadolu Fortress and wonderful mansions that smell of history. 

After the boat tour is over, you will first visit one of the most famous mosques of Istanbul: Ortaköy Mosque, then wander the streets of Ortaköy and visit the Ihlamur Pavilion and Dolmabahçe Palaces, which witnessed the sad stories and last years of the Ottoman Empire. The tour will be fully customizable, you can take a break at a cafe or restaurant of your choice.


Time Duration

4.5 hours

Meeting Point

HodjaPasha Culture Center/Fatih

Important Information

Experience Content

Experience Includes 24/7 support on program progress, boat tour ticket and professional guide fee.

Free Cancellation

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the event

The boat tour starts at 10 am.