Cross-Continental Tour of Asian and European Istanbul

Cross-Continental Tour of Asian and European Istanbul
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$120
Duration: 8 hours
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Set foot on two different continents in one day with this exciting and educational full-day guided tour of Istanbul. The Turkish metropolis is the only city on the planet that straddles two continents. With a knowledgeable guide, take the ferry across the Bosphorus Strait, and then explore the neighborhoods of Üsküdar, Kuzguncuk and Kadıköy, strolling through markets, popping into mosques, visiting a cemetery and sampling up to five Turkish treats. Numbers limited to eight, ensuring a small-group experience.

Not many people can say they’ve crossed continents via ferry and within minutes. This full-day tour allows you those bragging rights. What’s more, though, is that this small-group guided tour is an immersion into Turkish culture.

Get picked up at your hotel and make your way to the ferry. After crossing the Bosphorus Strait, take a walking tour of Üsküdar. Stroll through the market, perhaps sampling some sweet and savory snacks, and then stop into the 16th-century Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, designed by Mimar Sinan, one of the most prolific architects of the Islam world. As a contrast visit Sakirin Mosque in Karacaahmet Cemetery, the most modern mosque in Turkey. Learn about the history and culture of the places from the guide.

In the Kadıköy neighborhood, walk down the market streets and sample up to five different local delicacies. You'll also learn how Turkish coffee is produced and sit down with locals while sipping it. After a ferry ride back to the European side, partake in a class that teaches how to make Turkish delight, creating your very own and using the covering of your choosing.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

Set foot on two different continents in one day with this exciting and educational full-day guided tour of Istanbul. The Turkish metropolis is the only city on the planet that straddles two continents. With a knowledgeable guide, take the ferry across the Bosphorus Strait, and then explore the neighborhoods of Üsküdar, Kuzguncuk and Kadıköy, strolling through markets, popping into mosques, visiting a cemetery and sampling up to five Turkish treats. Numbers limited to eight, ensuring a small-group experience.