Your tour starts with visiting the Spice Bazaar and Rustempaşa Mosque.
Istanbul's 17th-century Spice Bazaar, otherwise known as Misir Carsisi, was built to provide rent for the upkeep of the nearby mosque, the Yeni Camii. The Spice Bazaar is the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar and one of the oldest Bazaars in Istanbul.
Continuing, you will visit Dolmabahce Palace, the largest palace in Turkey.
This area was originally the bay, where the navy anchored in the early periods; when the Ottomans conquered Istanbul. Between the years 1611-1614, this bay was filled in and a timber building with a large garden called "the Besiktas Palace." Dolmabahçe Palace was home to six Sultans. The Dolmabahçe Palace is extensively decorated with gold and crystal. The world's largest Bohemian crystal chandelier is in the Ceremonial Hall. The chandelier, a gift from Queen Victoria, has 750 lamps and weighs 4.5 tons.
The exciting activity on your tour today is the Bosphorus Cruise along the Bosphorus Strait.
You have the opportunity to take as many photos as you like along the Bosphorus River of its unique beauties. The Bosphorus Bridge spans the Bosphorus Strait and provides the unique chance to step from one continent Ortakoy (European side) to another Beylerbeyi (Asian side), within a few minutes.
You'll have lunch today on top of Çamlica Hill as one of the highest points of Istanbul. Çamlica Hill is the tallest of the two twin peaks of Mount Bulgurlu. The Çamlica Hill has a wonderful panoramic view of Istanbul that you can while leisurely eating lunch.