Bosphorus Cruise and the Spice Market

Bosphorus Cruise and the Spice Market


The mighty Bosphorus, like Istanbul itself, belongs to two continents. It flows between Europe and Asia and connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. The two parts of Istanbul are linked by the Galata Bridge and the Ataturk Bridge, named after the father of modern Turkey.

There are many vantage points for experiencing a wonderful Istanbul perspective and the water is most definitely one of them.

Our excursion features a private tender boat gliding along the busy Bosphorus (which comes from a Thracian word meaning ‘passage of the cow’) the Occident to one side and the Orient on the other.

There is plenty to see on land and on the sea.

We pass the palaces of Dolmabahce and Cirgan.

Our excursion finishes with a distinct change of pace.

After the calm of a river journey we head for the hustle and bustle of the spice market, one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world.