I am working on plans for our October trip and would appreciate your help. I had planned to visit Dolmabache Palace on a Tuesday morning and then take the ferry to Kadikoy to explore the flea market followed by a late lunch or early dinner at Ciya. The dinner would be an option if after the market we got on the historic train and got off at Bahaiye stop and walked back to Kadikoy . I am however interested in Beylerbeyi Palace as it doesn't sound as grandiose but is still filled with history.Would it be a better idea to take the early morning ferry from Eminonu to Beylerbeyi, tour the palace and then take one of the 15 buses to Kadikoy and follow the above plan for there? It seems that there is a big hassle with crowds at Dolmabache and not at Beylerbeyl.
Thanks in advance for your advice.