1. Istanbul: Golden Horn & Bosphorus Day Cruise
During your full-day tour in Istanbul you’ll see many of this fascinating city’s top sights, from the land and the water. Start out at the Suleymaniye Mosque, dating from the middle of the 16th century and then take in the city walls, which are among the most fascinating Byzantine remains in Turkey. Visit the Chora Church, with its stunning mosaics. Head up Pierre Loti Hill for spectacular views of the Golden Horn. Take a cruise on the Bosphorus, and see some of the renowned wooden houses along the shores. You’ll also see the Rumeli Fortress from the sea. After the cruise your guide will take you to visit the Spice Bazaar. This famous, covered bazaar is busy at all hours of the day. Your final stop on the tour is the Rustempasa Mosque, also dating from the 16th century. It was built by one of the Grand Viziers of the Ottoman Empire who was married to the daughter of Suleyman the Magnificent.