(Full day with lunch)
Departure from the hotel. A short walk through the Spice Market (Egyptian Market) will take you into the colorful atmosphere of various shops selling every kind of spices. Then take a boat for a cruise along the Bosphorus, the strait which divides the two continents, Asia and Europe. You will enjoy the amazing beauty of old palaces, wooden houses, splendid villas.
In the afternoon we will cross the Intercontinental Bosphorus Bridge by bus to reach the Asiatic side. Visit the Beylerbeyi Palace, summer residence of the Ottoman Sultans and arrive at Camlica Hill or 'Lovers' Hill', famous for its impressive panoramic view over the Bosphorus and the European side of the city.
N.B. Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.