Travel by boat and discover the sights from the Bosphorus. Visit the Dolmabahçe Palace, the last Palace of the Ottoman Empire. Enjoy your coffee on Pierre Loti Hill, which has a perfect view of the Golden horn from Eyüp to Eminönü.
Full day Istanbul tour, including lunch, professional guide and drop-off by air-conditioned coach.
Meet your guide at your Istanbul hotel and then join the bustling boat traffic on the Bosphorus Strait. Enjoy views of the European and Asian sides of the city, whose shorelines are crowded with palaces, grand-villas and historic landmarks. Trade the boat for a seat on a minibus, and cross the stunning Bosphorus Bridge from Europe to Asia, a 5,500-foot (1704-meter) span that links two continents and cultures. Take time for photos and a relaxing lunch at the top of Pierre Lotti, where you can see Istanbul and the Golden Horn from above. Trace a fascinating route through the Ortaköy neighborhood as you travel to Dolmabahçe Palace. Hear stories about the powerful Sultans that built the European-style palace, and learn how Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lived.
Note: Dolmabahçe Palace is closed Monday and Thursday. On those days, the tour concludes with a visit to Chora Museum, the Church of the Holy Savior, which was completed 1321.