Our tour will start by boat on the Bosphorus. You can visit many excursions, re-read the mountains of guidebooks, but you will never be able to get to know Istanbul without traveling along the Bosphorus. No wonder the Bosphorus in Turkish sounds like "Boaz", which means "throat". This is the very breath of Istanbul, salty, filled with the cries of seagulls, the sound of waves and calls for prayers from the minarets ... These are ancient villas, towers and fortresses crowded on both sides of the strait, Europe and Asia, connected by gigantic, striking beauty bridges, each of which is not like the other. The Maiden's Tower, which we will see from the sea, has been shrouded in legends since its inception, one more romantic than the other. Supporters of one version associate it with ancient Greek myth and call the tower of Leander; according to another legend, the main characters were a Turkish princess and an Iranian shah in love with her. Over the centuries of its existence, the tower has survived many earthquakes and fires, being a lighthouse, a prison, an isolation hospital during cholera, an armory and a "republic of poetry". You will be able to understand the mysteries and the true history of the Maiden Tower together with your guide, taking photographs as a souvenir against the background of one of the most recognizable symbols of Istanbul. Rumeli's fortress Hisar was called “cutting the throat” for a reason. Built in the narrowest isthmus of the Bosphorus in just 4.5 months, the fortress played a historical role in the storming of Constantinople in 1453, cutting off the city from the Black Sea. Sailing between two fortresses (Rumeli Hisar and Anadolu Hisar) on different shores of the strait, you can still feel how the pictures of the battle of the ancient past come to life before your eyes. It is impossible to imagine a tour of the Bosphorus without the famous Bosphorus Bridge connecting two parts of the world - Europe and Asia. You will be able to appreciate the scale of this grandiose 1,560-meter structure, which at the time of its opening in 1973 was the longest suspension bridge in the world outside the United States. After several suicide attempts, the bridge was left open only for transport, however, every year, in October, it is possible for participants in a walking marathon from Asia to Europe to walk along it.