Places to Visit on Istanbul Anatolian Side-Kadikoy, Uskudar, Haydarpasa Station, Maiden’s Tower, Moda, Kuzguncuk, Beylerbeyi Palace, Cengelkoy, Anatolian Fortress
– 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 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 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.
- Private guide to feel the story and city like a local
- All entrance fees included
- Headsets when attendees are more than 8 persons
- Lunch / Delicious, healty and affordable turkish style places will be recomended in the neighbourhood.
- 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