The capital of 3 empires; Roman, Byzantium and Ottoman, as Napoleon Bonaparte agreed with his words; “If the earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital.”

The homeland of 15 million people with around 5 million tourist per year.

At the age of 8,500, Istanbul is still one of the most beautiful cities and the 3rd largest in the world.

The Bosphorus is a strait which divides two continents, Europe and Asia; connects the Black Sea and Sea of Marmara on the way to Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean.

It is possible to be picked up from any part of the Bosphorus for your Boat Tour at the Bosphorus. A professional tour guide attendance can make the tour more interesting, as there are lots to see and to tell.

Prepare your cameras. Here is the list of some attractions you are able to see during a tailor-made boat tour.

  • Dolmabahçe Palace          
  • Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Rumeli Fortress (Rumeli Hisarı)
  • Maiden’s Tower
  • Ortaköy Mosque (Büyük Mecidiye Mosque)
  • Çırağan Palace
  • Bosphorus Bridge
  • Mihrabat Grove
  • Galata Tower
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque)
  • Galata Bridge

Also the Bosphorus is famous with its waterside mansions. Easy to get lost in the pages of history for the architecture lovers. Some mansions you are able to see:

  • Anadolu Kazaskeri Necmettin Efendi Yalısı
  • Hasip Paşa Yalısı
  • Kıbrıslı Yalısı
  • Ahmet Necip Bey Yalısı
  • Kont Ostrorog Yalısı
  • Nuri Paşa Yalısı
  • Ahmet Afif Paşa Yalısı
  • Tophane Müşiri Zeki Paşa Yalısı
  • Şehzade Burhanettin Efendi Yalısı

Beyond Ottoman Architects, The Balyan Family’s (one of the well known Armenian family in Ottoman Turkey) buildings can be seen during the Bosphorus tour. The signitures of the family was Western and the style eclectic, although Baroque and Neo-Classicism dominated.

If it is spring time, you may catch the color of Istanbul. For centuries Istanbul has been bathed in purple every spring when the Judas trees bloom, crowning glory of artists and empires. And touring the city is even more enjoyable when it is sporting its quintessential color.

And for the ones who are curious; you can swim in the Bosphorus. There are beautiful small bays around where your boat can take you. The Princess Islands is another alternative for swimming lovers.  

Not only a touristic boat tour, it can be arranged for the corporate events, celebrations, parties and special night organizations. Whether if you are interested in architecture, history, entertainment, nature and any other events; Illusthrone is designing you a tailor-made boat tour at the Bosphorus, Istanbul. Illusthrone also provides a limousine service from your hotel to your boat in Istanbul. info@illusthrone.com

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