Discover the Asian Side of Istanbul on this half-day tour. Cross the colossal Bosphorus Bridge and visit the beautiful Beylerbeyi Palace, followed by a tour of the Eyup district, which accommodates the Eyup Sultan Mosque.
After your guide collects you from your hotel, you’ll cross the Bosphorus Bridge to get to the Asian Side of the city. This suspension bridge was finished in 1988 and is over one-kilometer long.
Once you get to the Asian Side, you will visit the Beylerbeyi Palace. This striking white marble building was commissioned by Sultan Abdülaziz in the nineteenth century as a summer residence.
The palace has three main entrances, six large halls, 24 rooms, all incredibly decorated, and a beautiful garden full of magnolias. Inside, the palace is embellished with Egyptian floor mats, crystal chandeliers from Bohemia, French clocks and beautiful china.
Back in the European Side, the bus will head to the Sultanahmet neighborhood, where the Basilica Cistern is located, a startling cistern located underneath Istanbul and the city’s main water reservoir in the sixth century.
At lunch time, head to a traditional Turkish restaurant. The menu includes soup or a cold starter, börek (pastry), chicken, meat or vegetable kebab with rice and lastly, a fruit salad.
On a full stomach, you’ll head to the Eyup district, a holy site for Muslims after the Mecca. It is home to numerous landmarks including the impressive Eyup Sultan Mosque and the Café Pierre Loti.
The last stop of the tour is to one of the city’s most famous coffee houses. The Café Pierre Loti is situated at the top of Pierre Loti Hill with beautiful views of the Golden Horn.
The tour will end in the centre of Sultanahmet or the Taksim neighbourhood, whichever you prefer.
Tour Without Lunch
If you prefer to bring something to eat or have lunch at another restaurant, you can also book this tour without lunch included for 10 euros less. Unfortunately, due to local COVID regulations, the only option currently available is without lunch, as restaurants are currently closed.
Your guide will collect you from the following areas in the center of Istanbul: Check out this map.
If your hotel or apartment is not located in the previously mentioned areas, you'll be contacted the day before your tour and informed of a location where you should meet your guide. If there are any last minute changes, they will notify you of this via WhatsApp.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
- The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).
|Adults||Children 7-12 years old||Children under 7|
|Tour without Lunch||
US$ 39.80 US$ 36.20
Tour without Lunch
Children 7-12 years oldUS$ 39.80 US$ 36.20
Children under 7Free
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.
Hotel pick up.
Transportation by air conditioned minibus or bus.
Official English speaking guide.
Priority access to the landmarks included in the tour.
Lunch with various dishes to choose from (optional).
When to book?
You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.