Your tour begins with hotel pickup in Istanbul and continues with a morning sightseeing cruise of Bosphorus. During the cruise, you’ll enjoy a prime perspective of the mosques and palaces that line the strait — gaze at the majestic Rumeli Fortress, Istanbul’s largest fortification, and receive a historical overview of the Marmary, a subterranean sea tunnel that connects two continents.
Next, swap sea for sky and ascend to the Pierre Loti Hill Café in a cable car. As you’re propelled up the mountain, admire panoramic views and then purchase refreshments a hilltop café dedicated to a famous French author.
Following this, you’ll take a tour of the Rustem Pasha Mosque — an exquisitely decorated mosque completed in the 16th century — and then continue to the Spice Bazaar, a top Istanbul attraction.
Opt to bid your guide farewell here and browse fragrant stalls replete with exotic produce, or enjoy the convenience of drop-off at your Istanbul hotel.