We will start by driving across the Bosphorus Bridge, which for a time was the world' longest suspension bridge, and head for the summit of Camlica Hill, which affords panaromic views of Istanbul, the Sea of Marmara and the Princes' Islands. From here a short drive brings us to the Palace of Beylerbeyi on the shore of the Bosphorus. Perhaps the most elegant of the late Ottoman Palaces, Bylerbeyi boasts six sumptuously furnished reception halls with Bohemian crystals chandeliers and Sevres and Chinese vases, including a main saloon with an indoor fountain. The sultans' guests at the palace included Empress Eugenie of France, Shah Nasruddin of Persia and Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia.
Important Note: This tour is everyday except Mondays and Thursdays.