Asian Side of Istanbul: Üsküdar & Kadıköy

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Asian Side of Istanbul: Üsküdar & Kadıköy

Explore the beautiful streets and discover the interesting history of Üsküdar and Kadikoy with us!

Duration: 8 Hours
Live Guide: English.
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.


  • Ride the train that runs under the Bosphorus Strait to the Asian side.
  • Explore historic neighbourhoods on the Asian side of Istanbul.
  • Taste the local and traditional foods of Üsküdar.
  • Ride the ferry across the Bosphorus back to the European side.

Full Description

After being picked up from your hotel, travel with your guide to Uskudar Station on the Asian side of Istanbul. Together, you'll spend the morning exploring the old neighbourhood and learning about its history. The noteworthy buildings in this area include the Mihrimah Mosque, built by Architect Sinan in 1548, and the military hospital which became well-known during the Crimean War because of Florence Nightingale's modern nursing methods.

Then take a break for lunch and enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. Afterwards, you'll head to Kadikoy, which was historically known as Chalcedon. In 451AD, a very important church council took place there to try to settle an issue of Christian Doctrine about the nature of Jesus' humanity and divinity. It was a very contentious issue and, after disagreeing with the findings of the council, which became known as the Council of Chalcedon, the Oriental Orthodox Churches later separated from the rest of Christianity. 

Today, Kadikoy is a very modern, trendy neighbourhood with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants set between historical buildings, churches, mosques and mansions. After touring the area, you'll take a scenic boat ride across the​ Bosphorus back to the European side where our transfer vehicles will take you back to your hotel. 



  • Entrance fees.
  • Lunch.
  • Professional guided tour in English.
  • Pick up & drop off service from/to centrally located hotels.
  • Beverages.

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.


Know Before You Go

  • Please ask if pick-up is available for your hotel.

About your Host

Istanbul Walks

Istanbul Walks is Tour Operator that organises Daily City Tours and Walking Tours in Istanbul and Turkey with its company owned vehicles. We are licensed as “A Group No 6174” from the ministry of Culture and Tourism...
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Caleb - February 01, 2019

Very good guide

Alexander - April 09, 2019

I already read much things about Istanbul s highlight areas. All of them was mentioning about the Old City of Istanbul. That s ok, there are a lot of historical heritages but know this there is another living part of the city. Asian side.

Marc - May 06, 2019

We went to Moda Bay. A few kids were swimming there. We also used the Marmaray Train. Under the Bosphorus. Will be a nice memery.

Brandon - June 10, 2019

If you have belief, Chalcedon area will satisfy you. However lunch was delicious.

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