What to do:
Visit the Grand Bazaar: The famous Grand Bazaar in Old City is not to be missed—and booking a private experience, which F1S can help with, makes it even more memorable. For Ashleigh, the VIP Rooftop Visit, an exclusive look behind-the-scenes and on the rooftops of the Grand Bazaar was her favorite activity of the trip. “The viewpoints of Istanbul were simply stunning from here! For James Bond fans, it was also cool to see where the incredible ‘chase scene’ was filmed in the movie Skyfall,” she says.
Stroll through Old City: A private guide led our advisors on a walking tour of Old City, where they hit all the major highlights, including the Harem area of Topkapi Palace, previously home to Ottoman sultans and the famous mosque, Hagia Sophia. Booking a tour like this is a great way to see the sights, plus get more insight into the city’s history.
Bike along the Bosporus: For another way to see the area, hop on a bike—F1S can help set you up with a rental or a tour—where your view can go from urban to country in one day. Pro tip: Leave room for lunch or dinner at one of the many local seafood restaurants along the Bosporus.