Istanbul Asian Side Explorer

Explore Uskudar, Kuzguncuk, Camlica Hill, Beylerbeyi Palace, Kadikoy and Moda Neighborhoods on the Asian Side of Istanbul.

$59/from
Private Tour Guide Skip the line 7 Hours

A 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?

Explore Istanbul’s Asian side’s most iconic sights and neighborhoods in a single day.

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

* We use taxis up to 3 people, for groups larger than 3 we use private vans.

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

  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
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Tour Itinerary & Highlights

Tour of Istanbul's classic sights in the Old City.

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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.

Private Tour Prices and Additional Info

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.

1 adult $238

2 adults $256 >> $128 per person

3 adults $273 >> $91 per person

4 adults $488 >> $122 per person *

5 adults $505 >> $101 per person

6 adults $522 >> $87 per person

7 adults $539 >> $77 per person

8 adults $560 >> $70 per person

9 adults $576 >> $64 per person

10 adults $590 >> $59 per person

*  For groups more than 3 people we use private van. For groups with 3 or less participants we use commercial taxis to give better price.

** For larger groups please contact us.

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).

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.

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.

What do our guests say about us?

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  •   My husband and I had the best possible experience touring Istanbul with Osman. We had seen the major historic sites previously so this time we wanted to see local neighborhoods.... read more

    mateo420
    2/27/2020
  •   Cihan is a seasoned guide with a thorough knowledge of Istanbul history. In 3 days I saw the best of Istanbul - and he took me to a lot... read more

    JaneSNewYork
    11/13/2019
  •   Four of us had an amazing, informative day with our guide Cihan Sevil on 10/8/2019. Despite some rain and wind, we saw the key historical sites and learned very... read more

    K W
    10/15/2019
  •   We could not ask for a better, more knowledgeable and considerate guide. Cihan is extraordinary. He will not only fill you in on all of the history that you... read more

    lackadai
    7/16/2019
  •   I spent two days with Cihan in Istanbul on the heels of a long business trip to Turkey. After sitting down with him for tea to start the first... read more

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    7/04/2019

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