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Location: Istanbul, Turkey | Istanbul, Turkey
Category: Cruises & Water Tours
Off the beaten path on the lesser-known Asian side
City skyline from atop the highest hill in the city
Elegant summer getaway of the Ottoman sultans
Aromatic spices & herbs of the vibrant Spice Market
Scenic Bosphorus cruise between 2 continents
Guided tour of Istanbul and Bosphorus cruise
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Istanbul hotel
This full-day tour takes you on a journey through Istanbul's lesser-known Asian side. Learn about the city's 2 continents and cruise along the strait that forms a boundary between Europe and Asia.
Upon pickup from your hotel, cross the Bosphorus Bridge, which connects the European and Asian sections of the municipal. Climb the Camlica Hills, Istanbul's highest, and view the awe-inspiring city, which seems to stretch out endlessly.
Feel like a house guest of the former Ottoman regal family with a visit to the Beylerbeyi Palace; this French neo-Baroque style building was the summer residence of the Ottoman sultans. Admire the elegant interior, with its original furniture and European and Asian porcelain, and take a stroll through the immaculate gardens before continuing to Bagdat Street, a fashionable place for Sunday brunch.
Following lunch at a Turkish restaurant, cruise on the Bosphorus, a passage that joins the Sea of Marma and the Black Sea. Sit back and take in the magnificent sights, including the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Bay of Tarabya, and the Rumeli Fortress. Complete your tour with a visit to the vibrant Spice Market, where rare spices and herbs are traded.
Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book:
Children 2 and younger are complimentary.,
The Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays; you will visit the 18th-century Hidiv Pavilion instead.
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