Traveling through the Asian side of the city, you will discover the charming and soulful Istanbul without the tourist rush on the other side of the Bosphorus. In the Beylerbeyi Palace, appreciate the elegant combinations of European and Oriental decor, learn how the padishahs spent their summer time and stroll through the fragrant magnolia garden. On the Salajak waterfront, hear about famous personalities who come for creative inspiration and learn about the legends of the Maiden Tower. From the amlıca hill, you will see magnificent panoramas of the strait, the Sea of Marmara and the Princes' Islands. Finally, you will visit the colorful Kadikoy, where you will learn about the traditional art of artisans, visit antique shops and make a wish at the crossroads of six roads. Individual excursion for 1-4 people Duration 6 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes By car Rating 4 per 1 review € 200 per excursion Price for 1-4 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Beylerbeyi's palace, or "king of kings"! First of all, you will visit the summer residence of the Ottoman sultans of the 19th century - the building is not as popular as the Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahce, but you should definitely see it in order to appreciate the beauty of the classic Baroque and the elegant decoration of the premises. In the state halls and rooms, you will get acquainted with European and Asian décor elements, see luxurious furniture samples, handmade carpets. You will learn about the everyday life of padishahs who loved to spend the hot months in a picturesque and peaceful place on the shores of the Bosphorus. Hear the story of the visit of the Empress of France and stroll through the magnolia garden, which offers beautiful views of the strait
Üsküdar's atmosphere Then you stroll through Salajaku - a promenade with many cafes and restaurants and one of the favorite places of the townspeople. It is here that people most often come to contemplate the Bosphorus panoramas and views of the business card of Istanbul, Maiden tower … You will learn about the numerous artists, poets and musicians who draw inspiration here, including Aivazovsky, who painted the famous painting "View of the Leandrova Tower in Constantinople." Let's talk about the place of the monument in folk art and, of course, romantic legends associated with the ancient building. And then you go into the interior of the area, on amlıca hillwhere the impressive landscapes of the Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara, the Princes' Islands and modern Istanbul await you
Kadikoy - discover an unpretentious and soulful Istanbul In one of the oldest districts of the capital, the most pleasant thing is to get lost in the stream of local residents and try to feel the real rhythm of the city. Walking through the authentic streets, you will learn about the history of Kadikoy's predecessor, the ancient Chalcedon … You can make a wish at the intersection of six roads bull statues in Altiyol square … Meeting colorful along the way craft and antique shopswhere you can spend hours looking at craftsmanship and antique household items, learn about the traditions of handicraft. And nearby, in a bohemian Moda district, a historic tram will pass, symbolically reminiscent of the connection of times.
- I will meet you at the hotel and take you back after the tour.
- The price does not include transfer (50 euros) and tickets to the Beylerbeyi Palace ~ 3.5 euros / person (20 lira).
The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering the excursion.