We all know if you visit any city and would like to see too many tourist site in short time, pay for a tour, a good one. That is what we did on our first day we arrived to Istanbul.
We took redeye flight that landed before 6:00 AM, we arrived to the hotel at 7:00 AM. Upon arrival we huddle with the concierge to avoid loosing anytime from our first day by sleeping for few hours, of course we can do that when we return home.
The concierge suggested a great full day tour from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The tour was consists of two parts. First part was cruising the Bosphorus Sea that introduces us to the city very well. Then we eat lunch at a nice restaurant in the old city. The second part we toured the city in a bus. We were able to see most of the city during this cruise. We stopped several times to visits some these sites, which was included in our tour.
By the end of the day we were able to understand what other site we need to see in our next few days and we planed for our remaining few days of our trip.
We were lucky not only for this nice tour we choose but for our very experience tour guide who explained the history behind each site with details and able to answer every question.
I was able to take nice photo especially during the first half of the day while we in the boat cruising the Bosphorus see that I am sharing with you at this blog.