Begin your day with morning pickup at your Istanbul hotel, then set out for Pierre Loti Hill.
Follow your guide on a stroll around the area, then hop a cable car that takes you to the ancient Byzantine walls of Constantinople. Stop into Chora Church and Yedikule Fortress, learning from your guide about the city's history through the centuries. Hear about the Byzantine era when the city was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, and its transformation with the rise of the Ottoman Empire.
Board your boat for a scenic cruise around the Bosphorus River, which runs between the continents of Europe and Asia, and connects the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea. During your Bosphorus cruise, you can view Dolmabahce Plalace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Ciragan Palace, and Rumeli Fortress, along with picturesque wooden villas, bridges, and villages that line the waterfront.
Travel in an air-conditioned minivan during your tour, which includes entrance fees, lunch, Bosphorous sightseeing cruise, and hotel pickup and drop-off.