Private Tour: Asian Side of Istanbul

Private Tour: Asian Side of Istanbul
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$336
Duration: 8 hours
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Explore the Asian side of Istanbul with this tour. The Asian side of Istanbul is more residential part of the city and so local that you can observe the locals life best on the Asian side of the city.

At 9:00am, meet your professional guide for your private full day of sightseeing on the Asian side of the Istanbul. 

First you will drive over the Bosphorus Bridge,to small Bosphorus village of Kanlica  famous throughout Turkey for its yoghurt; Kanlıca's specialty is made with a mixture of cow and sheep milk. This is not an ordinary, store-bought treat. Kanlıca yoghurt is so thick that it was originally served by cutting it with a knife. You will enjoy the traditional Kanlica yoghurt in one of the small cafés on the Bosphorus. In addition to its rich yogurt, Kanlıca is also known for the many yalıs (waterfront mansions on the Bosphorus) that line the Bosporus shoreline of the village. Even though it is a part of the sprawling city, Kanlıca has managed to retain the feeling of a small, intimate village. Tucked away in a cove on the Bosporus just past the second bridge, Kanlıca offers a step back to a more sedate, elegant time.

Next, just beyond the Bosphorus bridge is Beylerbeyi, an area famous in Istanbul for its fish restaurants, and for the Ottoman palace on the shore. The Sabancı family of Turkish industrialists has sponsored the restoration and building of the school, police station and other public buildings, thus making them appropriate to the many very attractive houses and shops in the village.

Kuzguncuk - is a neighborhood in the Uskudar district on the Asian side of the Bosphorus in Istanbul. The neighborhood is centered on a valley opening to the Bosphorus and is somewhat isolated from the main part of the city, being surrounded by nature preserves, cemeteries, and a military installation. It is a quiet neighborhood with streets lined with antique wooden houses.

The district of Uskudar is Istanbul's oldest-established residential suburb and still fills that role today. It has a more relaxed atmosphere than the more crowded European side of the city. It is a conservative suburb where nightlife is low-key.  At the same time it is historically interesting with many fine mosques and waterside promenade that provides delightful views of the pretty little Maiden’s Tower. 

Lunch is suggested at Ciya Restaurant serving traditional Turkish Cuisine from all parts of Anatolia.

Last you will explore populous and cosmopolitan district of Istanbul, Kadikoy facing the historic city center. Kadikoy it is also the name of the most prominent neighborhood of the district, a residential and commercial area that, with its numerous bars, cinemas and bookshops, is the cultural center of the Anatolian side. Kadikoy is a busy shopping district, with a wide variety of atmospher and architectural styles.

At the end of your day, you will be transferred back to your hotel/ship. 

 

Explore the Asian side of Istanbul with this tour. The Asian side of Istanbul is more residential part of the city and so local that you can observe the locals life best on the Asian side of the city.