- Bosphorus Bridge
- Dolmabahce Palace
- Camlica Hill
Dolmabahce Palace – Two Continents (Half Day Afternoon)
With this Istanbul tour, you will make a trip to the Dolmabahce Palace and Camlica Hill. Be ready for this amazing tour!
Dolmabahce Palace & Camlica Hill
The fabled capital of three great empires – Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman, Istanbul is steeped in almost 3,000 years of history. The greatest concentration of landmarks is found in Istanbul’s oldest district, Sultanahmet, an awe-inspiring expanse of leafy parks, Byzantine cathedrals, Greek statuary, bustling bazaars and imposing mosques with towering, slender minarets.
The Bosphorus Bridge
Also called the First Bosphorus Bridge (Turkish: Boğaziçi Köprüsü or 1. Boğaziçi Köprüsü) is a bridge in Istanbul, Turkey spanning the Bosphorus strait (Turkish: Boğaziçi)The bridge is located between Ortaköy (European side) and Beylerbeyi (Asian side). It is a gravity anchored suspension bridge with steel pylons and inclined hangers. The aerodynamic deck is hanging on zigzag steel cables. It is 1,510 m long with a deck width of 39 m. The distance between the towers (main span) is 1,074 m (World rank: 13th) and their height over road level is 105 m. The clearance of the bridge from sea level is 64 m. It was the 4th longest suspension bridge in the world when completed in 1973, and the longest outside the United States of America.
It was built by order of Sultan Abdülmecit in the year 1853.This famous palace is the last residence of Ottoman Sultans built with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. It was designed with Turkish Renaissance style and it is famous for the great collection of European antiquity furniture and magnificent 4.5 tons chandelier.
It is the highest point in Istanbul.At the top of it, you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, Landscape in traditional style.If you climb great Pine Mountain 268m. above sea-level, you will have the opportunity to look over the Golden Horn Sea of Marmara.