Istanbul Asian Side Explorer

A tour of Istanbul to visit Beylerbeyi Palace, Camlica Hill, Kuzguncuk, Uskudar, and Kadikoy neighborhoods

from $33*/person
Private Tour Guide Skip the line 6 hours

Tour of Asian Side of Istanbul

Istanbul Asian Side Explorer tour starts with a ferry ride from Emionu pier to Uskudar on the Asian side. You will feel like a local on the ferry enjoying the majestic scenery of Istanbul's old city and the Bosphorus and if you like you can share some of your simit!

What to expect?

Who's this tour for?

This is the best selling tour of Istanbul as it covers the major touristic sights of Istanbul.

  • First time visitors,
  • If you are coming back to Istanbul after some time,
  • Expats and students in the city,
  • If you are having a long layover between flights,
  • If you have one day in Istanbul,

What to expect?

  • Learn more about local neighborhood culture
  • Most iconic attractions of Istanbul on the Asian side
  • Learn more about the Istanbul's multicultural background
  • Have better understanding of Istanbul's history
  • A superb opportunity to see Istanbul like a local
  • See Istanbul from a different angle than millions of visitors

What's included?

  • Professional Guiding Service
  • Admission Fees for the museums
  • Skip the ticket line
  • Pick-up & drop-off to your hotel
  • Transportation during the tour

What's not included & why?

To give our guests more option and flexibility for lunch, we do not include in our prices.

  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses

Want to see these sights with an expert?

Tour Itinerary

A tour for explorers. See Istanbul's Asian Side with an insider tour guide.

#01 - Kuzguncuk Neighborhood

On the Asian side, we first make our way to Kuzguncuk. Kuzguncuk is a small, old neighborhood of Istanbul along the Bosphorus between Uskudar and Beylerbeyi. It has a long past with the multi-cultural texture of the city. Kuzguncuk attracts attention with the architecture of its houses.

#02 Beylerbeyi Palace

Second stop of Istanbul Asian Side Explorer Tour is Beylerbeyi Palace. Beylerbeyi Palace is another 19th century Ottoman Palace along the Bosphorus. The palace was used as a summer residence by the royalty and a guest house for dignitaries.

#03 Camlica Hill

Avoiding crowds and much of Istanbul’s morning traffic, we make our way to Camlica Hill. Camlica Hill is one of Istanbul’s favourite panoramic spots. It was used as a vacation resort for Ottoman Sultans like Mahmud II. You will be amazed by the beauty of the Bosphorus and the size of Istanbul!

#04 Maiden's Tower

Next, we go to Kadikoy. On the way we will stop by the iconic Maiden’s Tower to take some famous photos of Istanbul.

#05 Kadikoy

Whilsts in Kadıköy, you have plenty of options for lunch. After lunch, we begin exploring Kadikoy and it’s popular center, colorful streets and next door districts. You will be amazed to see the multicultural background of Kadikoy and Istanbul. After a short walk we reach Yeldegirmeni (Windmill) neighborhood to discover the Mural Art. A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other permanent surface.

Municipality of Kadikoy organises Mural Art Festival giving visitors opportunity to explore new murals each year.

#06 Moda

Our final stop of Istanbul Asian Side Explorer tour is Moda neighborhood. Distinguishable even from afar with its unique geography, Cape Moda on the Marmara Sea with a hill behind it as a backdrop has one of the most beautiful landscapes of Istanbul.

In the late 19th century, intellectual artists and scientists among the Ottoman elite began to live in Moda neighborhood, along with a population of Levantine settlers, hence there are many churches and foreign schools in this district. Still preferred by many members of the intellectual and art scene of Istanbul, Moda experiences influxes of visitors from different places on weekends.

Dynamic Tour Pricing

Dynamic pricing is the reduction of the price per person when the number of people in your party increases. The more people in your group - the less you pay per person.

Private tour prices per group size

1 adult $145 2 adults $160 > $80 per person 3 adults $174 > $58 per person 4 adults $224 > $56 per person 5 adults $250 > $50 per person 6 adults $276 > $46 per person 7 adults $287 > $41 per person 8 adults $304 > $38 per person 9 adults $315 > $35 per person 10 adults $330 > $33 per person * For larger groups please contact us.

Additional Tour Notes:

How To Book & Pay?

To book this tour please choose your desired day from the calendar below and continue with the booking steps. Our booking system will take you to the secure payment gateway provided by PayU.

There is a set deposit amount of $75 for any group size. Your booking will be confirmed after the deposit payment. The balance is to be paid 15 days before the start of the tour(s).

Easy Cancellation

You may cancel your tour reservation up to 72 hours before the planned start of the tour. No cancellation charge is incurred within the allowed deadline. Please read our cancellation policy: “Booking Terms“.

Legal Notice:

This tour is organized within the legal scope of the Turkish Law concerning Travel Agencies And The Association Of Travel Agencies (TURSAB) numbered 1618, and Vocational Tour Guides Law numbered 6326.

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