This tour is for those who have already explored Istanbul’s historical sights and desire to explore the hidden gems of the Asian side. We have recently created the Istanbul Asian Side Tour to introduce the local neighborhoods of Istanbul, which have existed since the Roman and the Ottoman periods. This tour is also called “Istanbul, Between the Two Bridges” Those neighborhoods are located on the Asian side of the Bosphorus:
Uskudar: the district was called Khyrsopolis, which means “the golden city” in ancient times. Uskudar is the most historical district of the Asian side with the Ottoman Mosques. The most well-known symbol of the district is the Maiden’s Tower.
Kuzguncuk: this is the first Istanbul’s Jewish settlement that it is unknown when they settled exactly. The sources of the 17th century say that Kuzguncuk was a small Jewish settlement. Today, Kuzguncuk is famous for the colorful wooden classical Turkish, Roman private houses.
Beylerbeyi: one of the most beautiful Istanbul neighborhoods was located by the Bosphorus Bridge and Beylerbeyi Palace. It is famous for its cafes and seafood restaurants. You should take a seat and have a cup of Turkish Coffee and feel the breeze of the Bosphorus.
Çengelköy: the neighborhood was called Sophianai, which derived from the Roman Palace, built by the Roman Emperor Justinian II in the 6th century. There were the most beautiful Ottoman mansions, which are cafes and restaurants today. Once, they used to grow the most delicious cucumbers in Çengelköy.
Anadolu Hisarı: the name of the neighborhood derives from an Ottoman Fortress built by the Ottoman Sultan Yildirim Bayezid between 1393-1394, long before Istanbul’s conquest by the Ottomans. Anadolu Hisarı neighborhood contains an Ottoman pavilion which s called Küçüksu pavilion, built by the Ottoman Sultan Abdulmejid in the 19th century.
Kanlıca–Hidiv Pavilion: Kanlıca is located by the second Bosphorus Bride ( Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge) and famous for yoğurt topped with caster sugar. Hide Pavilion was built by the last Ottoman Egypt governor Abbas II I 1907. The pavilion is located on top of a hill where you can see the Bosphorus. Moreover, it possesses a huge garden where the locals walk among the trees and relax at its cafe.
Istanbul Asian Side Tour contains walking as well as drive. We suggest you wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes.
The tour Duration is between 09:00 am-5:00 pm.
The tour price includes transportation.
Please, Inform us of which hotel you are staying at to organize pick-up.
at your hotel.
at 09:00 a.m