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Istanbul: Asian Side Walking Tour with Ferry Ride

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

Istanbul: Asian Side Walking Tour with Ferry Ride

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

From US$ 24.50 per person

Discover the Asian side of Istanbul on this guided walking tour by crossing over to the trendy Kadıköy district with an intercontinental ferry ride.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Experience an intercontinental ferry ride and a guided Asian Side Walking Tour
  • Your guide will guide you through the food markets, bar streets and more
  • Get insider tips and recommendations about the neighbourhood
Full description
Meet your group and tour guide in front of the famous Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) located in Eminönü and get ready for your tour. You will walk together to the ferry station and your guide will pay your ferry ticket to go to the Asian side. On your way to Kadıköy, you will enjoy the most stunning Istanbul historical peninsula view from the sea and take amazing pictures of the Galata Bridge, Golden Horn, Galata Tower, Galata Port, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Maiden's Tower. After a 20 mins intercontinental ferry ride, you will set foot on the Asian side central district Kadıköy. You will explore the famous local food market of Kadıköy, learn about Turkish entertainment and food culture, explore backstreets of a local residential neighbourhood where you get to walk through thematic streets such as the Antiques Street, locally famous bar streets, pedestrian shopping avenue with nostalgic tram line, colorful umbrella street and much more. You will immerse yourself in local Istanbulian daily life, learn about local food and drinking culture, and see the contrast between two continents. You'll get insider tips and recommendations on the best restaurants, bars and markets from your local guide who lives on the Asian side and knows the neighbourhood street by street. Watch and take breath-taking photos of the incredible sunset over the historical peninsula which can only be seen from the Asian side. Notes: - This tour includes a one-way ticket to the Asian side with ferry, but not the return ticket. One way ferry ticket to return currently costs 15 liras (less than 1 euro). Istanbulkart works on the ferry as well and costs the same as tram or subway. - Tour starts on the European side, ends on the Asian side (Kadıköy). Your guide will explain you how to go back. Ferries operate back to the European side until 1 am past midnight and there are also other public transport options such as subway. - Tour lasts 1,5 hrs. Ferry ride with boarding and docking lasts about 30 mins (20 mins on the sea). Walking Tour on the Asian side last 1 hour.
  • Ferry Ride to the Asian Side
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Insider Tips & Recommendations
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the entrence of the Spice Bazaar. It is recommended to use public transportation to get to the pier. • From Taksim: Footpath or Funicular F1 (20 min) • From Sultanahmet: Tram T1 (15 min) • From Besiktas: Walking or bus (20 min) • From Galataport: Walking (20 min) • From Galata Tower: Walking and Tram T1 (10 min)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

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  • This tour is:
  • - Not wheelchair accessible
  • - Not stroller accessible
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If you want to take an off beat tour and actually enjoy sights and sounds from a Turkish local perspective, then this one is definitely for you! After doing all the touristy stops, we wanted to spend some time in exploring the local neighbourhoods, food and culture. Though this tour is short in duration but Emren gave. us some wonderful glimpses which was quite interesting to behold! I would say this is an unique tour which is a MUST do for all as there is nothing like this on the regular list of activities in GoG.

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August 30, 2022

Great experience, and really good our guide Emre ,, Thank you.

September 4, 2022

It was a very unique tour. Crossing to another continent was a very interesting experience. Asian side of town was surprisingly very different than the historical town. I truly enjoyed strolling through the backstreets and markets of Kadikoy. Highly recommend

August 5, 2022

Product ID: 418533