Ascend to one of the highest points in Istanbul, Camlica Hill, and absorb a panorama of the city—a great photo opportunity. This idyllic spot is scattered with small cafés and tea-houses and surrounded by pine trees and well-maintained lawns, making it a favorite leisure spot for locals and tourists.
Lying under the legs of the Bosphorus Bridge is the Beylerbeyi Palace, the elegantly-furnished 19th-century summer residence of the Ottoman sultans. From Bohemian crystal chandeliers and Hereke-type carpets to Arabic-inscribed ceilings and stately rooms, explore the Ottoman house plan, where nearly everything is symmetrical.
For a sample of modern Istanbul, visit Bagdat Street. Lined with sidewalk cafés, swaying trees, and chic boutiques and shops, this is the place to be for the fashionable, local Sunday-brunch crowd.
Lesser-known wonders of a transcontinental city
Commanding panoramic view across the city of 2 continents
Elegantly-furnished 19th-century former Ottoman residence
A taste of the urban lifestyle of modern Istanbul
Stories that bring the city's past & present alive
Guided tour of the Asian side of Istanbul
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Istanbul hotel
Know Before You Book:
Children 2 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.
The Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays; you will visit the 18th-century Hidiv Pavilion instead.
Location: Meeting/Redemption Point
Istanbul City Center (Hotel Pickup)