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.
Beylerbeyi Palace & Eyup District Tour
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 kilometre 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 Cistern of Philoxenus or the Cistern of Theodosius.
Anyone hungry? We'll go to a traditional restaurant where we'll eat a meal consisting of soup or cold appetizer, börek, chicken, meat or vegetable kebab with rice, and baklava or fruit. If you select the tour option without lunch, you'll have an hour of free time to grab a bite to eat from a local café.
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. Café Pierre Loti is situated at the top of Pierre Loti Hill with beautiful views of the Golden Horn.
The tour will end in the centre of Sultanahmet or the Taksim neighbourhood, whichever you prefer.
The tour includes pickup from the following areas in central Istanbul: Bayrampaşa, Beşiktaş, Beyoğlu, Eminönü, Eyüp, Fatih, Kağıthane, Şişli and Zeytinburnu.
If you're staying elsewhere in other areas, you will need to go to the meeting point located at The Marmara Taksim Hotel 5*.
|Adults||Children 7-12 years old||Children under 7|
|Tour without lunch||
US$ 29.90 US$ 26.70
|Tour with lunch||
Tour without lunch
Children 7-12 years oldUS$ 29.90 US$ 26.70
Children under 7Free
Tour with lunch
Children 7-12 years oldUS$ 32.10
Children under 7Free
* The price varies based on the chosen date
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The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Hotel pick up.
Transportation by air conditioned minibus or bus.
Official English speaking guide.
Priority access to the landmarks included in the tour.
Meal with different courses to choose from (optional).
When to book?
You can book up until 36 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
You don’t need to print any tickets or receipts for this activity. The organizer will have a list with the people who have signed up, so all you have to do is give your name.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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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.
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