United Travel’s English speaking guide will meet you at the exit of the customs area of Istanbul Cruise Pier at 9 am  and your private tour will start with a visit to the Dolmabahce Palace.

You will then make a journey from the European side to the Asian side of Istanbul, crossing the two continents by driving across the first Euro-Asian Bridge that was built in Istanbul. You will proceed to the top of the Grand Camlica Hill, where you will enjoy the panoramic view of the European side of Istanbul.

After this visit, a scenic drive on the Asian shores of the Bosphorus will take you to the Kanlica Village where you will have a taste of the famous “local yogurt” and “apple tea” in a local café by the Bosphorus.

 The next visit of the day will be to Kadikoy (Chalcedon) on the Asian side..You will first visit the Kadıkoy Marketplace, one of the historical food markets of the city. This is a true food temple with groceries selling mostly organic seasonal fruits and vegetables, the finest delis offering all kind of European and Turkish charcuteries, fish markets carrying fresh fish and shell fish from Black Sea and Marmara Sea, kiosks selling some interesting Turkish delicacies such as “Kokoreç” and stands with all kinds of fresh and colorful flowers.

 At the end of the day, you will take a local ferry to Karakoy and escorted back to your cruise ship by 5 pm.

To book this tour, please contact UTS – Turkey Team

Best Season: 12 Months
Along: 1 Day