Places to Visit on Istanbul Anatolian Side-Kadikoy, Uskudar, Haydarpasa Station, Maiden’s Tower, Moda, Kuzguncuk, Beylerbeyi Palace, Cengelkoy, Anatolian Fortress

Outline

What Kind of Experience?     

  • You can come across traces of Jewish, Greek and Armenian people in Kadikoy and Kuzguncuk
  • Historical Haydarpaşa Station is the last point of the continent of Asia before the Bosphorus
  • You will witness the reflections of the Ottoman culture in Uskudar.
  • You will get to know the city more closely when you see Beylerbeyi, Cengelkoy and Anatolian Fortress districts on the shores of the Bosphorus.
  • Who knows, maybe you want to live in the Maiden's Tower in the middle of the Bosphorus
Itinerary

–    Kadikoy, Uskudar, Haydarpaşa Station, and  Maiden’s Tower, Moda, Kuzguncuk, Beylerbeyi Palace, Cengelkoy, Anatolian Fortress

–   Departure Time: 9:00 am

–   Meet up your friendly guide at departure poin

Places to visit on Istanbul Anatolian side
Kadikoy

Kadikoy is one of the largest and crowded provinces of Istanbul. Rıhtım, Moda and Yeldegirmeni are the central and oldest settlements of Kadikoy, all of which are by the sea.

Here are the places where Jewish, Ermenian and Greek people used to live extensively and still live  but much more less then past. We will sea their architectural and cultural traces and worship places here as well as antique shops, art stores, vintage shops, markets and unique cafes full of people. Examples of the street art are also among the things to sea while visiting here.

Historic Haydapasa Train Station where we’ll see in Kadikoy also, is the last point of Anatolia by the train before Bosphorus as well.

Uskudar

Uskudar is one of the most historical districts on the Anatolian side with Kadikoy, which was used as a place of accommodation during the Ottoman period.

Today, Uskudar, which carries the historical traces from the past,  hosts many architectural structures as well. Uskudar Ferry Port, which is perhaps the most popular place for the transition from Anatolia to Europe, is also here.

Maiden’s Tower,  which is one of the main icons that make up the silhouette of Istanbul, is also on the coast of Uskudar. Various of legends and stories are told about Maiden’s Tower’s purpose of construction. Its history dates back to 2500 years ago almost as long as history of Istanbul. Therefore, the tower witnessed what the city experienced from ancient Greece to Byzantin times and then to Ottoman period.

Uskudar to Beykoz along the Bosphorus

Kuzguncuk, Beylerbeyi, Cengelkoy, Anatolian Fortress and Kanlıca are sweet and successive districts along the Bosphorus with unique stories and views  from Uskudar to Beykoz.

Kuzguncuk is the Bosphorus village that has managed to protect its own character the most. The church, mosque and synagogue standing side by side are the symbol of being able to exist with differences in the same neighborhood.

Beylerbeyi area hosts the Beylerbeyi Palace which is quite magnficent and overlooking the Bosphorus. It was considered as a resting place for the Ottoman Sultans and a guest house where foreign rulers & presidents would be hosted and designed accordingly.

Cengelkoy is a beautiful district on the Anatolian coast of Istanbul and surrounded by centuries-old plane trees and charming mansions. Historic and fascinating with its architecture, Kuleli Military High School is also located in Cengelkoy.

While traveling towards the Anatolian Fortress, we will be passing through Kandilli district, which hosts the historical Bosphorus mansions, and Kucuksu district, which hosts the Kucuksu Kasrı (Kucuksu Pavilion) that was built with resting and hunting purposes for the Ottoman Sultans in the one of the sultans’ private gardens on the sea side.

Anatolian Fortress: This neighborhood takes its name from Anadolu Fortress built by Yıldırım Bayezid, an ottoman sultan, as part of a plan to besiege Istanbul at the straitest point of the Bosphorus. The opposite is the Rumeli Fortress.

Our stop point after the fortress is Kanlıca, a beautiful coastal district and famous for its yogurt. 

What’s Included
  • Private guide to feel the story and city like a local
  • All entrance fees included
  • Headsets when attendees are more than 8 persons
What’s Excluded
  • Lunch / Delicious, healty and affordable turkish style places will be recomended in the neighbourhood.
  • Gratuities
  • Private transportation

–          Name, number  and country are  required at time of booking for all participants

–          We’ll send you complete details and directions with public transportation, by taxi or  walking for   departure point.

–          Children must be accompanied by an adult

–          Dress code is free. However, cover ups and head scarves are provided at the mosques

–          Stroller accessible

–          The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

–          Please wear comfortable walking shoes

–          At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

–          This tour will have maximum  12 to15 attendees

–          Duration  of the  tour is  about 8 hours, but it might take a bit longer during peak season like summer time or special holidays

Change & Refund Policies

–          Free cancellation at least 2 days before the departure time of the event

–          Cancellations made after 2 days before the time of the tour  will be exposed  a cancellation fee of 50%

–          To change the type of tour  you can cancel and book again an other one

 Age                          Per person

 Adult (15+)               EUR 50/ USD 45

 Child (6 to 15)          EUR 25/ USD 22.5

 Infant (0 to 6)          Free

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