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Istanbul: Two Sides of The City Half-Day Bike Tour

Product ID: 274247
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Discover the cultural influences of Europe and Asia on Istanbul as you bike around with a local guide. Start the tour with a sightseeing boat ride, then embark on an exploration through the 2 sides of the city as you learn about its history and culture.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Turkish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore both sides of Istanbul on a half-day bike tour
  • Admire panoramic views of the city and its sights
  • Learn about the European and Asian cultural influences on Istanbul
  • Enjoy a refreshing cup of Turkish tea or coffee
Full description
Meet your tour guide in the historical neighborhood of Balat, in the European side of the city. Choose your bike for the day then board the public boat to Uskudar. From the boat, admire views of the city skyline and take photos of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Maiden Tower, Süleymaniye Mosque, Bosphorus Bridge, and more.

Arrive in Uskudar, which is on the Asian side of the city, and admire the cultural influences that surround you. Hop on your bike and pedal to Fenerbahce Park, stopping along the way to take in the sights and listen to your guide share information about the area’s history and culture.

Once you’ve worked up a sweat from the bike ride, enjoy a refreshing cup of Turkish tea or coffee at a local cafe and admire the view of Princes’ Islands while you relax. Jump back on your bike and pedal to Kadıköy Pier for a boat ride to Karakoy. Next, cross over the Golden Horn Bay via the Metro Bridge then head back towards the tour’s meeting point in Balat.

Tours usually finish around 1PM, depending on the group’s cycling tempo. Afterwards, spend the day exploring the vibrant streets of Balat at your own leisure, and enjoy some fresh, local cuisine from one of the many street-side food vendors.
Includes
  • Bike and helmet
  • Drinks (water and tea/coffee)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Please meet at Karakoy Kahvesi in Balat, near the bus station which you can find on Google Maps here: (https://goo.gl/maps/NPP6WXgztBYXDQNT9). Your guide will be waiting for you with a red bike helmet in his hand.

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Product ID: 274247