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Location: Istanbul, Turkey | Istanbul, Turkey
Category: Day Trips & Excursions
Lesser-known wonders of a transcontinental city
Commanding panoramic view across the city of 2 continents
Elegantly-furnished 19th-century former Ottoman residence
A taste of the urban lifestyle of modern Istanbul
Stories that bring the city's past & present alive
Guided tour of the Asian side of Istanbul
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Istanbul hotel
Leave Europe and venture into Asia by crossing one of the world's longest bridges. Once over the Bosphorus, visit an elegant summer residence of Ottoman sultans and marvel at the city’s skyline from Camlica Hill.
Your morning starts with a trip toward the Bosphorus Bridge, an architectural masterpiece that connects 2 continents. Travel 197 feet (60 m) above water, cross the contemporary steel structure, and admire an expansive view of both sides of the city.
Ascend to one of the highest points in Istanbul, Camlica Hill, and absorb a panorama of the city—a great photo opportunity. This idyllic spot is scattered with small cafés and tea-houses and surrounded by pine trees and well-maintained lawns, making it a favorite leisure spot for locals and tourists.
Lying under the legs of the Bosphorus Bridge is the Beylerbeyi Palace, the elegantly-furnished 19th-century summer residence of the Ottoman sultans. From Bohemian crystal chandeliers and Hereke-type carpets to Arabic-inscribed ceilings and stately rooms, explore the Ottoman house plan, where nearly everything is symmetrical.
For a sample of modern Istanbul, visit Bagdat Street. Lined with sidewalk cafés, swaying trees, and chic boutiques and shops, this is the place to be for the fashionable, local Sunday-brunch crowd.
Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book:
Children 2 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.,
The Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays; you will visit the 18th-century Hidiv Pavilion instead.
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