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$104.10 Tours & Sightseeing

Istanbul Uskudar and Kadikoy Asian Side Small-Group Tour

Begin your small-group experience with a pickup from your Istanbul hotel. Then, take in the bustling streets as you travel by air-conditioned minivan to one of the Marmaray train stations on the city’s European side.With your guide at your side, hop aboard one of the Marmaray commuter trains, and glide through the tunnel under the Bosphorus to the city’s Asian side. Emerge into the daylight at Üsküdar and start your walking tour of this historical district, famous for its surfeit of magnificent mosques. Head down streets lined by Ottoman-era villas and visit the 16th-century Mihrimah Sultan and Aziz Mahmut Hudayi mosques — both impressive examples of Ottoman architecture.Visit Yeni Valide mosque and admire the simple beauty of the tiny Semsi Pasa mosque on the Bosphorus waterfront. Next, take a closer look at Mimar Sinan, an ornate Turkish bathhouse built by the 16th-century Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan. Pass through Üsküdar’s atmospheric fish market, a covered archway alive with the hollers of fish vendors, and sit down for a 3-course lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant.Feeling refreshed, catch another Marmaray train to the district of Kadıköy. Hear why this lively area was once known as chalcedon or the “city of the blind,” and stroll along the waterside to admire the historical buildings near the Bosphorus. Delve into the cobbled lanes and churches behind the quayside, wander through Kadıköy’s famous fish market, and explore the trendy district of Moda with its popular tea shops, tattoo parlors and restaurants.Afterward, board a ferry for a 20-minute ride across the Bosphorus back to the European side. Soak up the views of Europe and Asia as you cruise, and then finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.Please note: the order of activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour.

$115.66 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Istanbul Food Small-Group Walking Tour of Kadikoy, Asian Side

Meet your guide in the Karaköy neighborhood on Istanbul’s European side. One of the city’s oldest districts, the area bursts with old-school eateries and food outlets.Pass tempting baklava shops and cafes and head inside a restaurant for a delicious kahvalti (Turkish breakfast). Savor delights such as kaymak (clotted cream made from buffalo milk), menemen (scrambled eggs with tomato and peppers), and sucuk (spicy sausage), as your guide explains how they’re prepared.Then, catch the ferry across the Bosphorus to Kadıköy. This bustling Asian-side district is an up-and-coming area with cobbled lanes, traditional taverns and lively markets. Walk along streets filled with cafes and tea salons, and listen as your guide tells you about the district's ancient roots as Chalcedon, a Greek colony established in the 7th century BC, and offers interesting snippets about its colorful food scene.At the fish market (Balik Pazari), browse the stalls selling fresh fish, mezes and deli-style goodies, and perhaps sample some delicacies such as olives and grilled fish. Then, call at different eateries and shops to try some mouth-watering, classic baklava or other desserts — all proof of the Turks’ sweet tooth!Toward lunchtime, visit one of Kadıköy’s best-loved restaurants, Çiya Sofrası, whose chefs recreate dishes from around Turkey. Dig into delectable specialities such as ezogelin (red lentil soup), güveç (oven-baked meat and vegetable stew), pirzola (lamb chops) and katmer (flaky pastry filled with pistachio nuts), and other foods inspired by traditional regional recipes. Then, finish at an authentic coffee house with a cup of classic, strong Turkish coffee.Afterward, catch the ferry back to Karaköy, where your tour ends.

$125 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Istanbul Food Tour Including Tastings and Rustem Pasha Mosque

The secret is out: Istanbul is a great food city. The rub, though, is how to take advantage of the wealth of incredible eats in this historic city. This 6-hour guided culinary-themed tour solves that problem with a route that takes you through the neighborhoods of Karaköy and Eminönü neighbourhoods on the European side and Kadiköy on the Asian side.Meet your guide, an expert on the city at the meeting point. Be sure to come hungry! Sample more than 10 different types of street food and drink as you stroll around the city’s burgeoning neighborhoods. The samples change often but typically include various mezes including fish, desserts and kokoreç, an adventurous dish of goat or lamb intestines, wrapped around offal. Walk through some of the local food markets and visit Rustem Pasha Mosque, one of the most beautiful — and eye-catching — mosques in the city.With your belly full, wander to a local workshop learn about Turkish coffee and Turkish delight. Learn how the country’s famous strong coffee is made, and create your very own version of the colorful Turkish delight, with whatever coating you wish.The tour ends in the Karaköy or Sultanahmet neighborhood in the late afternoon. If you have more time to kill, continue with your guide to a nearby pottery and ceramics workshop to see some local crafts in action.Please note: Rustem Pasha Mosque is currently closed for restoration. You will visit the 'New Mosque' instead.

$70 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Flavours Of Two Continents : Taste delicious Turkish cuisine

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Spice BazaarAfter meeting with your guide and brief information  you will be ready to discover astonishingly rich culinary culture of Istanbul on this 5 hrs walking tour starting from the authentic  Spice bazaar. This  historic bazaar  is the place where we will learn about Turkish delights ,spices ,dried herbs and alternative remedies for aches and pains, and aphrodisiacs that have been tested through the centuries.You'll find all kinds of interesting beauty products as well. After we finish we will continue our journey between the inviting aromas of the backstreets of the Spice Market.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cruise IstanbulThen you will  take a ferry to a nice and cosmopolitan district of Istanbul, Kadıköy ( Chalcedon) famous for its fish market and loaded with local delicacies from all around Turkey. On the ferry you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Istanbul. Experience the standing between two continents; Asia and Europe.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kadikoy CarsisiKadıköy is  a haven  for the "foodies''  as it offers a great variety of food such as pickled vegetables and fruits , lahmacun( pizza like dish,crispy and thin,)  fish , regional cheeses and mezes and more. In Turkey we  value  food not just for its taste but as symbol of traditions , happines , fortune , friendship and you will see why it is so important to us while eating your way through the streets os IstanbulDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Cruise IstanbulAfter the  tastings  in Kadıköy we will take another ferry to  back to European side Karaköy where we will try life-changing desserts such as  heavenly delicious baklava from local ustas and enjoy a cup of  fresh brewed Turkish tea.Duration: 30 minutes

$80.96 Cultural & Theme Tours

Daily Private Guide in Istanbul

- Departure from the hotel - Boat trip to the Asian side of Istanbul - Discover the authentic district of Kadikoy, its typical daily market very lively and so exotic, the beautiful district of Moda- A return to the past while climbing in the nostalgic Tramway - Lunch free- Walk on Bağdat street and its multiple luxury stores - Walk in the fabulous park of Göztepe: discover its rose garden, its hundreds of species of flowers (April tulip festival) its many games for children... - Discovery of the conservative district of Üsküdar - Visit of the magnificent 16th century mosque of the daughter of Sultan Suleiman The Magnificent: Mihrimah - Crossing in Marmaray (underground under the Bosphorus at 60 meters deep) - Return to the hotel

$80.96 Private & Custom Tours

Excursion in the Asian Side of Istanbul

Departure from the hotel- Boat trip to the Asian side of Istanbul- Discover the authentic district of Kadikoy, its typical daily market very lively and so exotic, the beautiful district of Moda- A return to the past while climbing in the nostalgic Tramway- Free lunch- Walk on Bağdat street and its multiple luxury stores- Walk in the fabulous park of Göztepe: discover its rose garden, its hundreds of species of flowers (April tulip festival) its many games for children- Discovery of the conservative district of Üsküdar- Visit of the magnificent 16th century mosque of the daughter of Sultan Suleiman The Magnificent: Mihrimah- Crossing in Marmaray (underground under the Bosphorus at 60 meters deep)- Return to the hotel