Meet your guide at a centrally located hotel or meeting point, and learn the history of the Bosphorus Bridge from its completion in 1974 to the dramatic clashes between protesters and soldiers during an attempted 2016 coup. Don’t miss the perfect views of the shoreline from the bridge, whose highest point is over 197 feet (60 mt) above sea level. Continue to the highest point in Istanbul to soak up the park-like atmosphere atop Çamlica Hill, a favorite destination for local couples and families.
Step into the world of Ottoman sultans at Beylerbeyi Palace, where the 19th-century décor and furnishings have been painstakingly preserved since the fall of the empire. Discover a blend of Ottoman architecture and French-influenced neo-Baroque style, along with Bohemian chandeliers, Arabic-inscribed ceilings and elegant gardens that look out towards the Bosphorus Strait.
Finish the tour on Baghdad Street, where ancient Silk Road merchants and travelers have given way to luxurious shops and exclusive cafes. Get inside tips from your guide on the best places to eat, shop and experience the best of this modern neighborhood. Entrance fees are not included in this tour.