Take this tour to enjoy both European and Asian sides of the Istanbul. We will visit Bosphorus Bridge (by bus), Beylerbeyi Palace which is an Imperial Ottoman summer residence, and Camlica Hill where we will experience a panoramic view of the southern part of Bosphorus and the mouth of Golden Horn.
Bosphorus Bridge-Also called The First Bosphorus Bridge, which extends between Europe (Ortakoy) and Asia (Beylerbeyi Palace).Beylerbeyi Palace, summer residence of the sultans, is located at Beylerbeyi neighborhood on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus. It was ordered by the sultan Abdulaziz and built between 1861-1865 by head architects Sarkis Balyan and Agop Balyan, imperial architects of Armenian origins, in French neo-baroque style with a traditional Ottomanhouse plan. Important foreign guests visiting the Ottoman Empire were accommodated in this palace during the summer months; Prince of Serbia, King Nicholas of Montenegro, Emperor Joseph of Austro-Hungary, Shah Nasireddin of Iran, Prince Oscar of Sweden, and Empress Eugenie of France were some of them. Sultan Abdulhamid II spent the last 6 years of his life and died here in 1918, meanwhile other sultans ruled in the Dolmabahce Palaceduring winter months and came here only for the summer for a nice climate.Çamlica Hill is located within the borders of Üsküdar district, on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, near the first suspension bridge. Camlica, a place with two hills overlooking the Bosphorus and the Marmara Sea, is one of the most favored promenades in Istanbul, and also one of the highest and most charming places in the city. It's divided into two sections as "Büyük Çamlica" and "Kücük Çamlica", meaning "Big" and "Small". Buyuk Camlica is 267 meters above sea level and the other one is 228 meters.