Eminönü: We meet in Eminönü and take the local ferry to Kadıköy, on the Asian side of Istanbul. Ferries are commonly used by the locals as it allows you to wake up and prepare for a busy day, or relax and unwind on the way back home. You can also enjoy the magnificent view on the skyline of the old city with its world famous icons, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace.
Kadıköy: Kadıköy is one of the liveliest neighbourhood of Istanbul after Istiklal Caddesi (Street) in Taksim, Europian side of Istanbul. It is a well worth visiting neighbourhood with its nice cafes, restaurants, fresh fish and fruit markets, shops and antique stores. There is an Opera House from 1920s in Bahariye Caddesi, one of the most modern shopping promenades of Istanbul. While you are strolling along these lively streets, you will also see some of the Armenian and Greek Churches. Moda is a peaceful place to give a break and taste the home-made Turkish ice-cream.
Üsküdar: Uskudar is a concervative neighbourhood of the Asian side, totally different than modern Kadıkoy. There are historical mosques from Ottoman period. We visit the one built for Mihrimah Sultan, the daughter of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. Local Market of Uskudar is right at the heart of the square where they sell, fresh fish, fruits, vegetables, dried fruits and nuts, Turkish Delight and more.
Kuzguncuk: The walk between Uskudar and multiethnic fishing village Kuzguncuk is on the shore and among the parks where people enjoy the sea breeze and amateur fishing. Kuzguncuk is off the beaten path of the Asian side and has a minority history of Greeks, Jews and Armenians.
Beylerbeyi Palace: We take a local bus from Kuzguncuk to Beylerbeyi Palace. This palace was used as a summer Palace by the Ottoman Royal Family and is used as a museum now.
We take the local ferry back to the European side. Our tour ends.
* Please note during the summer months and holidays our tours do fill up quickly. We suggest you to book our tour as soon as you can, once your plans are firm. Please ask for the availability.
* There is no hotel pick-up or drop off, our meeting point is in the old city. We will send you the meeting point details upon booking your tour.
*We only use public transport in this tour, there is no vehicle.