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Asian Side of Istanbul: Uskudar and Kadikoy Full Day Tour

4.5 (33)
Fatih, TR
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Asian Side of Istanbul: Uskudar and Kadikoy Full Day Tour

4.5 (33)
Fatih, TR
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Immerse yourselves in the captivating charm of Istanbul's Asian side with the Asian Side of Istanbul: Uskudar and Kadikoy Full Day Tour. Step into history as you visit the stunning Ottoman mosques of Üsküdar, including Semsi Pasa, Mihrimah Sultan, and Yeni Valide. Indulge in a delightful 3-course lunch before venturing into the buzzing neighborhood of Kadıköy, where you'll explore churches, stroll along the enchanting waterside, and experience the vibrant fish market and trendy Moda district. To end the day in style, embark on a breathtaking 20-minute Bosphorus boat ride, taking in the beauty of Istanbul from a unique perspective. With a small-group guaranteeing personalized attention, this 8-hour tour promises an unforgettable experience filled with historical wonders and cultural gems.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 8 hours
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore the Ottoman mosques of Üsküdar
  • Visit the charming waterside of Kadıköy
  • Experience the bustling fish market in Kadıköy
  • Discover the fashionable Moda district in Kadıköy
  • Enjoy a scenic boat ride along the Bosphorus
  • Lunch
  • Two Marmaray train rides
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Bosphorus boat ride
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Beverages at lunch
  • Personal expenses

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Introduction

Embark on a mesmerizing journey to discover the Asian side of Istanbul with the Asian Side of Istanbul: Uskudar and Kadikoy Full Day Tour. This immersive 8-hour experience will take you on a captivating exploration of Üsküdar and Kadıköy, two fascinating neighborhoods that are brimming with history, culture, and vibrant street life. Hop on a Marmaray train and venture beneath the Bosphorus to reach Üsküdar, where you'll be enchanted by the grand Ottoman mosques, such as Semsi Pasa, Mihrimah Sultan, and Yeni Valide. After indulging in a delightful 3-course lunch, your adventure continues to the bustling streets of Kadıköy. Take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque waterfront, visit the lively fish market, and soak in the trendy atmosphere of the Moda district. Lastly, end your day with a breathtaking 20-minute Bosphorus boat ride, admiring the iconic Istanbul skyline. With a small-group tour limited to 15 participants, you can expect personalized attention to fully immerse yourself in the wonders of Istanbul's Asian side.

What to expect?

During the Asian Side of Istanbul: Uskudar and Kadikoy Full Day Tour, you can anticipate a day filled with awe-inspiring cultural and historical discoveries. The tour lasts for a total duration of 480 minutes, giving you ample time to soak in the rich heritage of Üsküdar and Kadıköy. Your adventure begins at the Yeni Valide Mosque Complex, a magnificent Ottoman mosque built in the honor of Sultan Ahmed III's mother. From there, you'll visit iconic landmarks such as the famous Maiden's Tower and the Şemsi Pasha Mosque, designed by the legendary Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan. Additionally, you'll have the chance to explore the splendid Mihrimah Sultan Camii, another architectural masterpiece created by Mimar Sinan. Throughout the tour, you'll be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will provide insightful commentary, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of Istanbul's Asian side.

Who is this for?

The Asian Side of Istanbul: Uskudar and Kadikoy Full Day Tour is perfectly suited for curious travelers who crave a deeper understanding of Istanbul's cultural tapestry. Whether you're a history enthusiast, an architecture lover, or simply someone who wishes to experience the authentic daily life of Istanbul’s residents, this tour is for you. The itinerary is thoughtfully designed to offer a balanced combination of historical sites, vibrant markets, and local neighborhoods. As an inclusive experience, this tour welcomes travelers of all backgrounds, ages, and interests, ensuring that everyone can find something captivating along the journey. Embark on this adventure alone or with loved ones, and immerse yourself in the enchanting delights of Istanbul's Asian side.

Why book this?

When you book the Asian Side of Istanbul: Uskudar and Kadikoy Full Day Tour, you are unlocking a world of unique experiences and hidden gems that only a seasoned traveler could unveil. Led by an experienced guide, this tour allows you to navigate the bustling streets of Üsküdar and Kadıköy with ease, ensuring that you don't miss any must-see sights. The personalized attention received within the small-group setting guarantees an immersive and engaging journey, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and foster meaningful connections with fellow explorers. Moreover, this tour grants you access to lesser-known corners of Istanbul's Asian side, where you can immerse yourself in the local ambiance, interact with friendly locals, and taste authentic cuisine. From the awe-inspiring Ottoman mosques to the lively fish markets and charming waterfront, this tour brings together the best of both history and contemporary life in Istanbul's vibrant Asian neighborhoods.

Good to know

As you embark on the Asian Side of Istanbul: Uskudar and Kadikoy Full Day Tour, keep in mind some essential details that will enhance your experience. The tour's total duration is 480 minutes, providing ample time to explore the diverse attractions along the way. The moderate pace allows you to fully immerse yourself in each location, capturing the essence of Istanbul's Asian side. With the small-group setting, you'll have the opportunity to engage with the guide and fellow travelers, fostering a sense of community as you delve deeper into the rich history and vibrant culture of Üsküdar and Kadıköy. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes, as there will be some walking involved. Additionally, come prepared to indulge in a delectable 3-course lunch, ensuring you have plenty of energy to fuel your exploration. Immerse yourself in the spirit of Istanbul's Asian side and let the captivating wonders unfold before your eyes.

Reviews

Travelers who have embarked on the Asian Side of Istanbul: Uskudar and Kadikoy Full Day Tour have raved about its immersive nature and insightful exploration of Üsküdar and Kadıköy. They were enchanted by the stunning Ottoman mosques, the vibrant street life, and the rich history that unfolds at each location. Many praised the knowledgeable and friendly guides who provided fascinating anecdotes and brought the sites to life. Travelers described feeling a deep sense of connection to Istanbul's Asian side, immersing themselves in the local culture, and appreciating the beauty that resides beyond the city's more well-known attractions. Overall, these individuals expressed high levels of satisfaction with the tour, stating that it exceeded their expectations and left them with cherished memories of Istanbul's captivating Asian neighborhoods.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Yeni Valide Mosque Complex

Yeni Valide Mosque built between 1708 - 1710, for sultan Ahmed III in honour of his mother

KIz Kulesi

(Pass by)

The Maiden's Tower, also known as Leander's Tower since the medieval Byzantine period, is a tower on a small islet at the southern entrance of the Bosphorus strait 200 mt from the coast of Üsküdar.

Sırkecı

(Pass by)

13.5 km long undersea railway tunnel under the Bosphorus

Şemsipaşa

The Şemsi Pasha Mosque was designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for Grand Vizier Şemsi Pasha in16th century.

Mihrimah Sultan Camii (Iskele Camii)

Mihrimah Sultan is another mosque designed by Mimar Sinan, the chief imperial architect.

Reviews

(33)

4.5 (33)

Kari_W

Our tour guide Dogus was absolutely amazing and so knowledgeable. I told her I wanted the famous San Sebastion cheesecake and while it wasn't on the schedule she made my wish come true. I loved learning about the Mosque 🕌 and how to identify them. The ride under the Bosphorus was intriguing 🤔 lol and I loved the ferry ride back. Her enthusiasm and passion about this country and its history is nothing short of phenomenal. If you can request Dogus for your tour you won't be disappointed.

Jaylen_L

We met with a nice lady Edina who is very knowledgeable & accomodating to us. She took us to places that no large groups can go to at times & restaurants like a good meatball place called Islama Koftecisi that’s been in business for generations. We rode the dolmus, tram, ferry when we were with her from the European side to the Asian side & back. I wouls take this tour again, if given the chance.

Vanessa_A

Tunc was our tour guide for Asian tour of Istanbul. We had a great time. He was very personable and friendly. He make our tour fun. We covered so many places in Üsküdar and Kadikoy. This tour is worth it. If you ever want to do an Asian tour of Istanbul I recommend Tunc.

pattyferrington

No one showed up to pick me up. It was terrible. When I called the tour company they said Trip Advisor did not give them my reservation. I am still waiting for a refund. Go directly to a travel agent.

kamaruzaman_a

The walking tour opens up our outlook of Istanbul, delving into the often forgotten history and seeing its inhabitants life away from the often hectic touristic areas. Ekin , our tour guide was fantastic and shared her intricate knowledge of her hometown with us.

Tony P

Learned more about the Asian side of Istanbul. Very interesting. Lunch was great! I also learned more about Turkey from the eyes and heart of the guide.

Gregory_C

Tuncer was on time friendly and well spoken. He went above and beyond when I had a foot injury from the day before to make sure I could make the tour…. Even made a stop at a local pharmacy to pick up some meds ! One of the best tours I have had… well worth the time !

Lori_M

This tour was great! The Uskudar and Kadikoy neighborhoods are fascinating and the tour guide was passionate and knowledgeable and took us off the beaten path. He was talkative and friendly and willing to answer any questions. We thank the tour guide for a wonderful time!

Jill_S

Tuncer was amazing! He was approachable, knowledgeable, and so personable! It felt like we had a friend showing us around Istanbul! Would definitely recommend him to anyone who was spending time in Istanbul!

Stephen_M

Our guide was amazing! He was so very kind, helpful and knowledgeable! We learned so much, we would highly recommend this tour!
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2024-04-12 20:43