A fascinating quest in two neighboring, but so different areas will give you an inside look at the heart of Asian Istanbul. We explore the mosques of the conservative Uskudar, within the walls of which stories of sultans, artists and great architects will come to life. And then we will move to the alleys of the "gingerbread" Kuzgunjuk to find interesting stories among the colorful houses. Individual excursion for 1-4 people Duration 3 hours Children Without children How it goes On foot € 100 per excursion Price for 1-4 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Legends of Uskudar The first part of our quest route will pass through the streets and the magnificent embankment of the conservative Uskudar. You will hear the legend of the Maiden Tower and visit the ancient mosques that hide behind their walls not only graceful ornaments, but also the history of the Ottoman Empire. You will learn about an artist who was friendly with the Sultan, but threw the Sultan's gifts into the sea. Remember the only daughter of Suleiman the Magnificent and, passing the quest tasks, you will unravel the code of the great architect, the great Mimar Sinan. And in the courtyard of one of the mosques in Uskudar, we will talk about the "King of Tulips", the secret language of the harem and other secrets of Istanbul
Colorful maze of Kuzgunjuk A couple of stops from Uskudar - and you are already in a completely different world called Kuzgunjuk. Cozy streets, a miniature embankment, wonderful "gingerbread" houses, sincere locals who know each other: everything in Kuzgunjuk seems to be created to allow you to slow down, enjoy simple pleasures and forget about everything, walking among the colorful facades. And with the help of our quest guide, you can navigate the most picturesque corners of the area and penetrate into its history.
- Please choose your clothing based on your visit to the mosques. It is advisable for women to take headscarves.
- Additional charges for travel to Kuzgunjuk by bus (about 4 liras / person)
The excursion starts at the Uskudar pier. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.