Istanbul Europe & Asian Tour: Maiden’s Tower, Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, Uskudar Promenade and More – Half Day
- Explore some of the best lesser-known cultural spots around Istanbul
- Get to explore both the European and Asian sides of Turkey
- Walk through the striking underground cruise terminal at Galataport
- Admire the beautiful Mihrimah Sultan Mosque and Yeni Valide Mosque
- Stop by the magnificent library and art gallery at Nevmekan Sahil
- Take in the waterfront views at the Uskudar Promenade
- Visit the iconic Maiden’s Tower and see the panoramic views
- Enjoy the intimacy of a private/small group tour
Discover Istanbul's hidden cultural gems on this half-day tour that takes you to lesser-known yet captivating sites on both the European and Asian sides. We’ll start at Tophane Station and explore the underground cruise terminal at Galataport before boarding a ferry to the majestic Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, a symbol of love and architectural prowess.
This 16th-century architectural masterpiece was commissioned by Mihrimah, the daughter of a sultan, and designed by the renowned imperial architect, Mimar Sinan. Legend has it that Mimar, consumed by an unrequited love for Mihrimah, created this majestic mosque as a testament to his affection.
“A very special and beautiful mosque. The special ambiance and experience on the balcony are wonderful. A unique journey over time.” – Ami, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Next, we'll venture to another architectural gem, the Yeni Valide Mosque, also known as the New Mosque. As we step inside, you'll be awed by the imposing structure and the beautifully adorned interiors. Take a moment to appreciate the tranquility of this sacred space, and perhaps even capture some memorable photographs.
Our journey continues to Nevmekan Sahil, a remarkable multifunctional building that seamlessly blends art, literature, and leisure. Within its walls, you'll find a library boasting an impressive collection of books and a captivating domed ceiling that's simply begging to be shared on social media.
Then we'll make our way to the scenic Uskudar Promenade, located on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. Stroll along the waterfront, relishing the panoramic views of the sparkling waterway and the city skyline. Take in the lively ambiance as you pass by charming restaurants and shops, offering an authentic taste of local life.
Our last stop of the day is the iconic Maiden's Tower, a symbol that has stood proudly in the sparkling waters of the Bosphorus for centuries. Immerse yourself in the legends and rich history surrounding this enigmatic structure as you soak in the breathtaking panoramic views of Istanbul's enchanting skyline.
“You would have to go a long way to find a better, more stunning sunset across the Bosphorus in Istanbul’s legendary skyline. A picture that paints a thousand words over and over again. Unmissable.” – JD, UK