Welcome to Istanbul, the city of chaos and mystery! It is one of the largest and most populated cities in Turkey known for its exotic beauty and wonderful historic monuments. Built on two continents, split by the Bosphorus Strait, it is a blend of a modern western with a traditional eastern city which is why it is called a multicultural city where you will find friendly and welcoming people around you who are very proud of their culture and traditions. It is recommended for you to try the diverse Turkish cuisine from their breakfast with eggs, cheese and olives to the delicious kebabs for dinner and of course, do not miss out on the Turkish tea and the famous Turkish delight.
Start your trip by strolling through the City Walls and drive by the Golden Horn that is named after its beautiful view of the sunset over the water and enjoy the sight of the shores that are green with parks, promenades and playgrounds. Experience the flavors of turkey by stepping into the Spice Bazaar where the air is filled with the captivating aromas of several spices. You will not be able to resist a ferry cruise of the Bosphorus in Istanbul as it will give you an opportunity to enjoy the bustling skyline of Istanbul and the newness of sailing the bridge between the European and Asian continents in comfortable and well-furnished boats. On your way, you will catch sight of the Rumeli Fortress from the sea and explore the majestic Beylarbeyi Palace that is constructed in the same style as of Dolmabahce Palace and end your trip by visiting the Camlica Hill which is known as the highest point in Istanbul.
Your private guide will meet you at the hotel if you plan to stay in the Old City. A meeting point is arranged for the guests coming from outside of the Old City. Details will be sent by the tour guide.