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Istanbul: Eurasia Bike & Boat Half-Day Tour

1. Istanbul: Eurasia Bike & Boat Half-Day Tour

Meet your tour leader in the historical neighborhood of Balat, in the European side of the city. Choose your bike for the day then board the public boat to Uskudar. From the boat, admire views of the city skyline and take photos of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Maiden Tower, Süleymaniye Mosque, Bosphorus Bridge, and more. Arrive in Uskudar, which is on the Asian side of the city. Hop on your bike and pedal to Fenerbahce Park, stopping along the way to take in the sights and listen to your guide share information about the area. Once you’ve worked up a sweat from the bike ride, enjoy a refreshing cup of Turkish tea or coffee at a local cafe and admire the view of Princes’ Islands while you relax. Jump back on your bike and pedal to Kadıköy Pier for a boat ride to Karakoy. Next, cross over the Golden Horn Bay via the Metro Bridge then head back towards the tour’s meeting point in Balat. Tours usually finish around 2 PM, depending on the group’s cycling tempo. Afterwards, spend the day exploring the vibrant streets of Balat at your own leisure, and enjoy some fresh, local cuisine from one of the many street-side food vendors. During the experience all of the metioned monuments are only to be seen from outside.

Istanbul 3-Hour Old City Tour by Bicycle

2. Istanbul 3-Hour Old City Tour by Bicycle

Discover the historic sites of Istanbul's Old City on a 3-hour bike tour that takes you into the Sultanahmet District. Explore the narrow, hidden streets of Istanbul lined with beautifully decorated old wooden houses that have been converted into boutique hotels and coffee houses. Your knowledgeable and licensed tour guide will provide details about the history, culture, and archeology of the historic peninsula that once was the heart of Istanbul and the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires. Admire the city's stunning architecture and marvel at sites such as the Basilica Cistern, Haghia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, and many others.

Istanbul: Golden Horn Bike Tour

3. Istanbul: Golden Horn Bike Tour

The perfect way to see the major attractions of Istanbul’s historic peninsula is on a bike tour. You’ll take in the sights, both on and off shore, on this 3.5-hour excursion. Historic Istanbul is situated on a peninsula flanked by water on 3 sides: the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus, and the Golden Horn. It has been the capital of 3 great empires: the Roman, the Byzantine, and the Ottoman. For more than 1,600 years over 120 emperors and sultans ruled the world from Istanbul. No other city in the world can claim such a distinction! The bike route is a moderate one, running along the world’s greatest natural harbor. Take in some of the city's most historical and cultural attractions, as well as some of the best views of the Golden Horn from Pierre Loti Hill. The final part of the ride takes you to the Sutlice, Balat, and Kasimpasa districts, the naval yard, marinas, and more, until you return to the Eminonu district by ferry.

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It was very good experience exploring Istanbul on bike I get even more than expected Mr can (the guide ) Is very professional so informative and nice person I really enjoyed the tour Highly recommended

It's really a fabulous activity. You get to really experience the thrum of Istanbul from East to West. A must do for anyone with an elevated sense of adventure and To see things differently!

Amazing trip, amazing people, amazing city. Nothing to add. Must do in Istanbul if you are not pregnant or an old person (P.S.: Don't forget to take enough sunscreen)

excellent activity to get to know Istanbul from another angle. Very good route and very safe for incredible photos. our excellent guide.

Excellent insights into Istanbul, past and present, by our superbly informed guide.