Istanbul Asia Side Highlights in a Day

Fatih, Turkey

Experience hosted by Ahmet

  1. 5 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.

What you'll do

We offer the most unique part of Istanbul, far from touristic attraction but reflect more local life and tastes in our experience. Yes, we will change the continent! We will take the ferry to go to Asia side from Europe side of Istanbul. Our tour will include the local places, amazing views of the Bosphorus, tasting local street foods at local restaurants, and the highest natural point of Istanbul. You will be immersed in the best of Istanbul, a mixture of the city's history and dining experiences. We will visit some neighborhoods where local people like to spend their free time to relax and you might not be able to find them by yourself. We will use public transportation during the tour and it is included in the price. Here is the list of the locations:

ITINERARY
+Salacak Seaside
+Maiden's Tower
+Uskudar Local Bazaar
+Kuzguncuk
+Çengelköy
+Çamlıca Hill ( Highest Place in Istanbul )

Some snacks and drinks are included. You can see the list below. Here are some reminders: This is not a professional guide tour which only explains history. We will try our best to show more about current life in Istanbul and the culture. It is recommended to bring $20-$30 cash equivalence of Turkish lira. We will walk for most of the tour, please wear comfortable shoes.

Meeting Point: Sirkeci Tram Station
End Point: Üsküdar
We offer the most unique part of Istanbul, far from touristic attraction but reflect more local life and tastes in our experience. Yes, we will change the continent! We will take the ferry to go to Asia side from Europe side of Istanbul. Our tour will include the local places, amazing views of the Bosphorus, tasting local street foods at local restaurants, and the highest natural point of Istanbul. You will be immersed in the best of Istanbul, a…

What's included

  • Food
    We will try some of the famous street foods such as mussels, Borek (pastry)...
  • Drinks
    We will have the best Turkish tea or coffee with an amazing view.
  • Equipment
    We can take our guests pictures with their phone. We will recommend good pi...

Meet your host, Ahmet

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 151 Reviews
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Born and raised in Istanbul, I love sharing this cultural and historic city with my guests. I personally create the itinerary with my guests' interests in mind. I have been hosting for more than 1.5 years. I met my co-hosts Cihat and Bünyamin at university where we began hosting for Istanbul. All my co-hosts are fluent in English. Cihat is good with Istanbul's history and hidden gems. Bünyamin is an avid traveler and has a background in Literature.

My background is in engineering. By day, you can find me at my office creating solutions for modern life. When I'm not doing that, I'm showing clients the best Istanbul has to offer.

Temporarily I am living in the US. Therefore, my co-hosts lead the experience in Istanbul.
Born and raised in Istanbul, I love sharing this cultural and historic city with my guests. I personally create the itinerary with my guests' interests in mind. I have been hosting for more than 1.5 years. I met my co-hosts Cihat and Bünyamin at university where we began hosting for Istanbul. All my co-hosts are fluent in English. Cihat is good with Istanbul's history and hidden gems. Bünyamin is an avid traveler and has a background in Literature.

My background is in engineering. By…
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From £33/ person

£33 per person
£33 per person
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Where you'll be

Maiden Tower is the icon of Istanbul. Salacak Seaside offers a unique view of the Istanbul from Asia Side. Local Bazaar has the most organic produce. Kuzguncuk was the first Jewish village. We will taste some famous street foods. Camlica Hill is the highest natural location in Istanbul. It offers a view of the entire city. It is best to see it during sunset.

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 151 reviews.

Natalie
January 2022
Can we give 10 stars? Benyamin was a fantastic guide! He showed us charming places on the Asian side that are simply stunning. He answered many questions about Istanbul and Turkey. I highly recommend this tour!
Amanda
January 2022
Benyamin was a great host! We moved very easily through the streets and navigated pubic transport like pros! Saw some amazing sights (highest part of Istanbul!) and learned lots of new things :) He took some great pictures too! Thanks for a great day Benyamin!!
Hafsa
January 2022
The Asia side tour was fantastic from beginning to the end. Binyamin is an awesome person and a professional. He encouraged us and ensured we got to see the best places. Climbing to the highest point in order to see Istanbul spread out and seeing the sunset were some of the highlights of the tour. When he found out my sister loves cats, he took us to a place where she can set lots of them. He takes really good pictures and he is never tired or irritated when asked to take pictures. He went the extra mile to ensure we got value for money.
Nelya
January 2022
A great experience in Istanbul. I’m glad I did this right after coming to this city. We went to places that are not touristy which made this experience authentic.
Taby
January 2022
Cihad is a very knowledgeable young man. He's kind and respectful and I learnt a lot with him. Great added value for people who stay in Istanbul.
Kateřina
December 2021
We spend the best moments with Cihat, he showed us wonderful places in Istanbul🕌 and he was really like our friend. Cihat knows really a lot about history and we could ask him on everything. We tried so many local food and we have been on places, which like a tourist you can’t find easily. I have to recommend this tour for 100%! ❤️ Sending love from Czech republic🇨🇿.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 8 and up can attend, up to 5 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 24 hours before the start time for a full refund.