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Best Of The Asian Side

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Visit a lesser-known part of Istanbul on this fascinating excursion. Experience a side of Istanbul you've never seen before.

Best of the Asian Side

Take a look at the Asian side of Istanbul on this unique sightseeing tour. During this Istanbul tour, you'll enjoy a scenic drive through major spots like Fenerbahçe, Beylerbeyi Palace, and more. Get ready for a side of Istanbul you've never seen.

Throughout this Istanbul tour, enjoy panoramic views galore; make sure to have your camera handy. Expect to pass by Dolmabahce, where you'll come across the eponymous palace. This structure once served as the Ottoman Empire's main administrative center. It's the largest palace in Turkey with close to 300 rooms in the palace. The building is not open to the general public, so one of the only ways to get inside is through this Turkey tour.

Once you're done admiring the building, your Istanbul scenic tour takes a more natural turn. At the famous hills Camlica and Küçük you'll have a chance to take some gorgeous pictures. During your visit to Camlica, you can stop for Turkish tea or coffee at one of the cafeterias if you desire.

Among the last highlights of this Istanbul drive is Beylerbeyi Palace, which served as Sultan Abdulaziz's summer dwelling. Although it's not as big as Dolmabahce Palace, it's just as fascinating, particularly its interior. The floor, for instance, is covered in specially-bought Egyptian straw. Your tour finally comes to an end with a scenic drive back to the European side of Istanbul. Book today for an incredible Turkey experience.

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from $27.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise ship terminal
Food/Beverage Provided
Not included, however beverages and snacks are available for purchase.
Special Instructions
Comfortable lightweight seasonal clothing. Good quality sunglasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles. Please be aware that the standard of dress throughout Turkey is conservative. We recommend modest clothing to respect this fact; clothing that covers your shoulders and knees is required. Please note that short shorts for both men and women are not acceptable nor are tank or singlet tops.
Must be able to get in/out of vehicle and walk about 1 mile. Not handicap accessible.