Enjoy a half day tour of the Bosphorus District which is the most charming part of the city of Istanbul. Upon our pick up from the hotel, firstly we visit the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace which in the 19th century was the principle residence and the administration center of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. With its splendor baroque exterior and mixture of traditional and European interior decorations; curtains, carpets, furniture and chandeliers, it is a reminder of the formidable Ottoman Empire. Our guide gives us an explanative tour in the corridors, saloons and administrative halls and the whole visit makes us aware of one of magnificent empires of our world which ruled Asia, Africa and Europe continents in health and peace. A short drive brings us to Ortaköy, a small village on the European side of the Bosphorus, with lots of cafes, open air souvenir shops and a beautiful mosque.
Dolmabahce Palace + Ortaköy
Half Day - Possible on private basis