Guided tour

Istanbul: Eurasia Bike & Boat Half-Day Tour

4.4 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Tourever Travel

Istanbul: Eurasia Bike & Boat Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Tourever Travel

From US$ 71.12 per person

You will feel the privilege of riding a bike on two continents both Europe or Asia in a half day tour, with the help of a public boat. This tour offers enjoyable cycling in Istanbul.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore both sides of Istanbul on a half-day bike tour
  • Admire panoramic views of the city and its sights
  • Learn about less beaten paths of Istanbul
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Bike and helmet
  • Bottle of water
  • 2 boat rides between Europe and Asia
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Visiting the interiors of the mentioned monuments
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People under 4 ft 9 in (150 cm)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Please meet at Karakoy Kahvesi in Balat, near the bus station which you can find on Google Maps here: (https://goo.gl/maps/NPP6WXgztBYXDQNT9). Your guide will be waiting for you with a red bike helmet in his hand.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • You may reach us via WhatsApp before the tour to get the contact details of the current greeter.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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Once you have seen the main Istanbul attractions, I can't imagine a better complementary experience, and a better way to see more of Istanbul - both the older European side, and the newer vibrant Asian side - than this 5h biking tour. Organization was smooth, the ride was safe and scenic, punctuated by ferryboat rides and stops at points of interest and coffee places. Our guide, Cem, was both very professional/knowledgeable, and very friendly. One can tell he has a talent for working with people, and a passion for his native Istanbul. He made the experience in our small group the highlight of our 5 days in Istanbul. Warmly recommended!

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Fantastic!

June 27, 2022

Product ID: 274247