Start your morning with hotel pickup. Your morning will include seeing the Walls of Constantinople, constructed under the orders of Constantine the Great in the year 324, and other top attractions. Visit Chora Church (Kariye Museum), which features ancient mosaics that are remarkably well-preserved.
A boat cruise on the Bosphorous River is part of this excursion, where you'll take in the sights of the Golden Horn from a waterside perspective. Hear from your guide about the city's history, including the Byzantine era when it was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, its role during the Ottoman Empire, and its importance as the cultural center of modern-day Turkey. Cap it all off with a ride on the Pierre Loti cable car. As your cable car ascends the Pierre Loti Hill, you'll be treated to sweeping views of this historic city.