Best of the Asian Side

Best of the Asian Side
Excursion Highlights:
  • Uncover the Asian side of Istanbul, exploring renowned landmarks such as Fenerbahçe and Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Gain exclusive access to Dolmabahce Palace, the largest in Turkey and former administrative heart of the Ottoman Empire
  • Immerse yourself in stunning natural beauty, capturing picture-perfect views from the famous hills, Camlica and Küçük
  • Experience the opulence of Sultan Abdulaziz's summer abode, Beylerbeyi Palace, with its unique Egyptian straw-covered floor
  • Book quickly to secure your spot on this popular tour and ensure an unforgettable Turkish experience
Price: $45.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise ship terminal
Food/Beverage Provided Not included, however beverages and snacks are available for purchase.
Recommended Dress 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.
Restrictions Must be able to get in/out of vehicle and walk about 1 mile. Not handicap accessible.

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.