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Explore the Asian side with a local tour guide

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: English
Guru: Hüseyin
Quality Verified Registered on March 21, 2023

I have been passionate about traveling and discovering new places since childhood. After my highschool years, i got used to the peace of being in nature by hitchhiking and camping. I especially enjoy building international friendships and then I decided to become a Professional Tour guide. As a person who was born and raised in Istanbul, I would be happy to show you around.

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

Tour description

U should consider;

~ 🔴 PLEASE BRING A HEAD SCARF WİTH U,  ESPECIALLY WOMEN MUST COVER THEIR HEADS AND LEGS DURING THE VISIT TO THE MOSQUE, 

~ 🔴 YOU SHOULD BUY İSTANBUL CARD FOR THİS TRİP AT LEAST 100 TL MUST BE CHARGED IN PER PERSON ( ONE CARD ENOUGH FOR EVERYONE)

1-) Ferry trip to Asianside

2-) Valide-i Cedid Mosque

3 -) Tarihi Üsküdar Çarşısı (Historical Bazaar) 

4 -) Bus to the Beylerbeyi Palace ( Garden visit)

5-) Kuzguncuk ( The historic Jewish Quarter)


"The tour must have a minimum of 4 participants"
Asian side tours less historical more about local life, showing around and tasting some street foods.

 Are you ready for a professional guide to tell you about little-known stories and local life on the Asian (Anatolian) side?

Dear guests, welcome to Istanbul! First of all, we will meet at the main entrance of the Eminönü - Üsküdar Ferry Pier'' and take a unique ferry ride from the Historic Peninsula to Üsküdar which is known as a Balcony of İstanbul.

There will be information about the Maiden's Tower, which has become the symbol of Üsküdar. We will walk to visit and photograph the Valide-i Cedid Mosque ( Queen Sultan), which is almost a marble paradise, and walk through the Historical Bazaar of Üsküdar
 
We go to Beylerbeyi Palace, the most beautiful palace on the Anatolian side. I'll buy garden tickets for everyone and after a brief information in the garden, we take a photo/toilet break.

then after leaving the palace we will take another bus to the Kuzguncuk, it's an old historic Jewish Quarter with colorful houses then we will visit the Kuzguncuk public orchard and photograph the colorful houses. that will be ending point for the tour. U will be informed about all transportations.:) See you in other tours ✌️


 Keep in mind:
 Ferry tickets are 25+30 = 55
 Bus tickets are   20x2 = 40 TL
 Please be prepared for weather conditions..
 

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Hobyar, Eminönü (Ş.Hatları; Kadıköy),...
    Hobyar, Eminönü (Ş.Hatları; Kadıköy), 34112 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
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    Entrance of the Eminönü 4 - Üsküdar Pier U can recognise me with Red Turkish Flag

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Üsküdar Meydanı (Skudari Square)
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Queen Sultan Mosque ( Valide Mosque) Outside Visit
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Kuzguncuk Orchard ( Colorfull Houses)
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Historical Bazaar of Üsküdar
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Bosphorus View Point

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

282 ratings
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4.84
Fun
4.71
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4.78
Quality
4.72
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4.77
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Giulia 16 Apr 2024
London

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Really nice walking tour! We visited a lot of different places and learnt a lot about the Anatolian part of Istanbul. Hüseyin also gave some really good recommendations for food and hamam.
Marcos 13 Apr 2024
Madrid

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
👌🏻
Karen 12 Apr 2024
Lausanne

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Very kind guide and very interesting to visit the other side of Istanbul
Katerina 06 Apr 2024
London

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Husein was amazing guide! He explained everything so well and he showed us all the secret spots but also the famous ones! He also showed the best places for food!
Whitney 06 Apr 2024
Paris

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
It was so lovely to explore the asian or anatolian side of Istanbul with a local. We went to a beautiful mosque, a palace, the market, and lastly the popular Kuzguncuk neighborhood. Hüseyin gave us some great recommendations and offered to take our photos. I enjoyed it and I'd recommend the tour, but I will say that the last part of the tour in Kuzguncuk felt a bit rushed. If you want more time in this area (maybe the most scenic part of the tour) you'll have to explore a bit on your own afterwards.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 22 people.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 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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