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
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.