2 Continents 1 City: From Europe to Asia Free Tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Haktan
Quality Verified Registered on April 03, 2019

Hello, my name is Haktan. I am a licenced tour guide who is in love with Istanbul! I will take you to some amazing places and tell you their even more amazing stories! I studied in the USA and travelled to more than 30 countries joining the walking tours whenever I had a chance. I always dreamt of doing such tours in Istanbul and I got my tour guiding degree and started doing it 3 years ago. So far I've received great reviews and met a lot of amazing people. Looking forward to meeting you! Haktan

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Istanbul is the only city in the world situated on two continents. No Istanbul trip will be complete without seeing the Asian side of the city. This tour will start on the European Side and finish on the Asian Side of Istanbul, namely Üsküdar neighborhood, where you will get to see actual local life rather than the tourist bubble.  We will take the ferry from Eminönü.  Don’t worry about the tickets, I will have my Istanbul card with enough credits for all of us :) 

Here are some highlights of the tour: 


Ahmed III Fountain
Topkapı Palace (non ticketted parts) 
Hagia Irene (from outside)
Archeology Museum (from outside)
Gulhane Park
Sirkeci Train Station 
A small Bosphorus tour with the ferry. 


Ahmed III fountain (Yes, again! :))
Mihrimah Sultan Mosque 
New Mother’s Mosque 
Food streets of Usküdar. 
Bosphorus walk
Dolmabahce and Ciragan Palaces (outside)
Turkish Bath with reasonable prices. 

Useful information for the traveler:

-No ticket is needed for any place we will enter.
-You may want to bring a scarf to enter the mosques.
-When the tour ends you will be able to pay the guru whatever you consider fair. Some will pay €10, others $50. It's up to you! (minimum contribution is €10 per person around the world.)
-The agency for my tours is Eyupsultan Travel A-10425

 Looking forward to meeting you!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Cankurtaran, Soğuk Çeşme Sk. No:4, 34...
    Cankurtaran, Soğuk Çeşme Sk. No:4, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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    I will be in front of Topkapi Cafe (on Soğukçeşme sk). It's right next to the tourism police point. I will have my tour guide tag and an ORANGE UMBRELLA..

  • 1
    Free admission
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Gulhane Park
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Sirkeci Tren Garı
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Üsküdar Meydanı
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Mihrimah Mosque

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Nedim 11 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
I am usually too lazy to leave any review ever but this was just so good that I had to do it. We unfortunately visited only one of his tours but next time I go to Istanbul I will 100% do the other one as well, he was just that good.
Ty Lee 11 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Haktan was a brilliant guide. Loved his irony, which might have been lost on some people. He was patient and didn’t take offence when asked ill informed questions by a participant in my group. Liked the local insight and tips. Bonus points - he was a Fullbright scholar who completed a sociology degree at Richmond.
Cristina 04 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Me ha gustado mucho por su inglés y profesionalidad. 🙏
Orhan 04 Dec 2023

I would strongly recommend him.
Beatriz 03 Dec 2023

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
We loved the tour 2 continents tour. Haktan was super informative and very funny. He gave great recommendations. The tour was unique and out of the beaten path
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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