BOSPHORUS TOUR&DOLMABAHCE PALACE
Boat Cruise on Bosphorus: The Bosphorus -the waterway between two continents- is beautiful at any time, day or night in any season. On the way to Black Sea, you can see the finest and richest examples of the Ottoman houses and palaces on the Bosphorus shores. Rumeli Fortress: In 1452, Mehmet II prepared to besiege Constantinople by constructing a fortress at Rumeli Hisari. It took less than four months to build, thanks to 3000 laborers and master masons assigned to the task. Its crenellated walls and round towers are popular with photgraphers and what you see from the top of the walls is one of the nicest view of the Bosphorus. Dolmabah�e Palace: This area was originally the bay where the navy anchored in the early periods when the Ottomans conquered Istanbul. Between 1611-1614, this bay had been filled in and a timber building with a large garden called "the Besiktas Palace" had been built with the order of Sultan Ahmet I. The land of the Besiktas Palace, which had become completely useless due to a fire, was chosen as teh site of the new palace by Sultan Abdulmecit I, since it was by the sea side and close to the city center. Bosphorus Bridge: Unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) within few minutes. The Ataturk Bridge carries 200.000 vehicles and 600.000 people a day. It is the 4th lngest suspension bridges in the Europe and 7th in the world. Camlica Hil: Camlica Hill is one of the highest point of the Bosphorus and Istanbul. The �amlica Hill has a wonderful panorama including the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus, Historical Peninsula and islands.