Starting from the tip of the Historic Peninsula the tour passes, in (approx. 1hr 30 min.) in front of the leading Ottoman palaces like Topkapı,Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi, and the shores of the Bosphorus lined with traditional wooden built villas on its shores and other monuments and places of interest.
This beautiful Ottoman Palace, magnificently situated at the European side of the Bosphorus strait, was built by the son of Mahmut II, Sultan Abdulmecit 1839-1861, who ascended the throne at the age 16. His decision to have a new fashionable residence similar to European palaces started the construction of the Dolmabahce Palace in 1843.
It was built in 1660 by the architect Kasim Aga for the mother of Sultan Murat IV, HaticeTurhan Sultan. The Egyptian Bazaar is Istanbul’s second covered bazaar. It is L shaped in plan, a building that borders two sides of the park beside Yeni Cami.