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Beylerbeyi Palace and Eyup District Half-Day Tour
Activities in Istanbul

Beylerbeyi Palace and Eyup District Half-Day Tour

  • English English
  • 7 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Discover the Asian Side of Istanbul on this half-day tour. Cross the colossal Bosphorus Bridge and visit the beautiful Beylerbeyi Palace, followed by a tour of the Eyup district, which accommodates the Eyup Sultan Mosque.

Itinerary

After your guide collects you from your hotel, you’ll cross the Bosphorus Bridge to get to the Asian Side of the city. This suspension bridge was finished in 1988 and is over one-kilometer long.

Once you get to the Asian Side, you will visit the Beylerbeyi Palace. This striking white marble building was commissioned by Sultan Abdülaziz in the nineteenth century as a summer residence.

The palace has three main entrances, six large halls, 24 rooms, all incredibly decorated, and a beautiful garden full of magnolias. Inside, the palace is embellished with Egyptian floor mats, crystal chandeliers from Bohemia, French clocks and beautiful china.

Back in the European Side, the bus will head to the Sultanahmet neighborhood, where the Basilica Cistern is located, a startling cistern located underneath Istanbul and the city’s main water reservoir in the sixth century.

At lunch time, head to a traditional Turkish restaurant. The menu includes soup, börek (delicious filled pastry), Turkish pizza, chicken kebab and fruit or baklava for dessert.

On a full stomach, you’ll head to the Eyup district, a holy site for Muslims after the Mecca. It is home to numerous landmarks including the impressive Eyup Sultan Mosque and the Café Pierre Loti.

The last stop of the tour is to one of the city’s most famous coffee houses. The Café Pierre Loti is situated at the top of Pierre Loti Hill with beautiful views of the Golden Horn.

You will then be dropped off at your hotel or, if you prefer, in the city center.

Tour without lunch included

If you prefer to bring something to eat or have lunch at another restaurant, you can also book this tour without lunch included for 10 euros less.

Hotel pick-up

Your guide will collect you from the following areas in the center of Istanbul: Ortaköy, Beşiktaş, Gayrettepe, Mecidiyeköy, Şişli, Feriköy, Osmanbey, Harbiye, Taksim, Beyoglu, Galata, Karaköy, Şehzadebasi, Laleli, Aksaray, Beyazit, Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Eminönü, Findikzade, Fatih, Topkapi, Merter, Eyup, Samatya and Zeytinburnu.

If your hotel or apartment is not located in the previously mentioned areas, the pick-up includes a supplement. When you receive your booking confirmation, the local tour provider will confirm the time and place of your pick up. If there are any last minute changes, they will notify you of this via WhatsApp. 

Price

Adults Children 7-12 years old Children under 7
Tour with Lunch Included
US$ 71.60
US$ 36.30 US$ 33
Free
Tour without Lunch
US$ 60.60
US$ 30.80 US$ 27.50
Free

Tour with Lunch Included

  • Adults

    US$ 71.6
  • Children 7-12 years old

    US$ 36.3 US$ 33
  • Children under 7

    Free

Tour without Lunch

  • Adults

    US$ 60.6
  • Children 7-12 years old

    US$ 30.8 US$ 27.5
  • Children under 7

    Free

More Information

Duration

7 hours

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transportation by air conditioned minibus or bus.

Official English speaking guide.

Priority access to the landmarks included in the tour.

Lunch with various dishes to choose from (optional).

Not included

Drinks.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (6:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

from US$ 36.30
US$ 60.60
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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