A cosmopolitan, vibrant city just bustling with life is wonderfully explored while gliding along the shores of miraculously stunning Bosphorous, but offers so much to see while walking as well. The sights of the Bosphorus Bridge, Dolmabahce Palace, and Rumeli fortress surrounded by the midnight blue seas require you to fully charge your camera to immortalize the stunning moments spent on the dock of your yacht.
Take a break on your sailing trip to visit the Maiden's Tower, the ancient lighthouse that guards the southern end of the strait. Climb to its top of the viewing platform to enjoy even more panoramic scenery.
Straddling two continents, you'll find that Istanbul encompasses the best of both Europe and Asia. Hagia Sophia proudly towers over the Taksim area, surrounded by cobblestone streets sizzling with delicious restaurants and vibrant shops.
While in Istanbul, enjoy a delectable lunch at Sahrap restaurant owned by celebrity chef Sahrap Soysal to explore the rich Anatolian cuisine.
If you find yourself experiencing a rainy day, immerse yourself in the decadent pleasures of the city's decadent Turkish baths - the hammams. Often found near the mosques, they are traditionally known as the place to cleanse both the body and soul.
Topkapi Palace is another must-see for those looking to explore the rich historical heritage of Istanbul. Overlooking the stunning Marmara sea, it's located directly behind Hagia Sophia and is arguably one of the most important things to see while exploring this mesmerizing city.