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Non-Touristy Asian Side walk With Local

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 15 reviews.Istanbul, Turkey

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Experience hosted by Burcu

2.5 hours
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

On the other hand, apart my food walking, Asian side is worth to be discovered. In ancient times, it's name was "Kalkedon", which means "Land of blinds". I can tell you the legend about it. If you are interested, please note that this experience is for you:) We will start from Kadikoy and take a walk by the open Market which is 100yrs old. Then head to Yeldegirmeni part of the town where you will see most of the history itself and continue accross Bahariye towards Moda, where I do live with its beautiful, easy streets & calm life. Nothing touristic, it's just our daily life living together with our dogs & cats. We will have a pause on my favorite corner to have a Turkish coffee for 30mn. Basically this will be a very casual walk. If u have any further question or to know more about the route, please don't hesitate to message me.
On the other hand, apart my food walking, Asian side is worth to be discovered. In ancient times, it's name was "Kalkedon", which means "Land of blinds". I can tell you the legend about it. If you are interested, please note that this experience is for you:) We will start from Kadikoy and take a walk by the open Market which is 100yrs old. Then head to Yeldegirmeni part of the town where you will see most of the history itself and continue ac…

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/ person
Mon, 26 Oct
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
₹2,385 per person
₹2,385 per person
Tue, 27 Oct
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
₹2,385 per person
₹2,385 per person
Wed, 28 Oct
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
₹2,385 per person
₹2,385 per person

Meet your host, Burcu

Host on Airbnb since 2010
  • 15 Reviews
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I am the 3rd generation of the area. I have been raised up and currently living in Moda. I have studied Tourism&Hotel Administration and always been interested in the history. I have another walking experience about food of the Asian side. If you would like to know more about me please check the reviews from my ‘food walk’ link :) https://abnb.me/WmSU7HJcNZ
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Where you'll be

Kadikoy
Yeldegirmeni
Bahariye
Moda
However most of the churches in Yeldegirmeni&Bahariye are not allowed to enter.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

Cj
October 2020
This experience will show you the non tourist, local spots in Asia side of turkey. Burcu grew up in the area so I got to see all the spots within. Has a great park that you won't see on the other side. Met few of her friends, we ate, talked about Turkey, say hi to all the dogs. This was a great experience, highly recommend!
This experience will show you the non tourist, local spots in Asia side of turkey. Burcu grew up in the area so I got to see all the spots within. Has a great park that you won't…
Kirill
September 2020
The history of Asian which you can see through the streets and historical buildings is really interesting experience. And Burcu is a great guide and very interesting person. A lot of things would be hidden for you without history staying behind the buildings
The history of Asian which you can see through the streets and historical buildings is really interesting experience. And Burcu is a great guide and very interesting person. A lot…
Makenzie
September 2020
We had a wonderful day exploring Asia side with a local! She customized a trip for us that was so unique and made us all smile! Burcu is an incredible person with a vast depth of knowledge and a huge heart. She will take great care of you!
Tindy
September 2020
I have always loved the Asian side of Turkey – the bustling streets, the multiple glorious food restaurant choice, cheap shopping in the food market and of course the ferry and the breeze that one uses to get there. However, Burcu, gave me such a local perspective about the history of the neighbourhood she knows so well. I am a history and culture buff. So I enjoyed learning so much about the wooden houses and Italian inspired architectural buildings – some of which are sadly dying away. Loved our politics and life discussion et al. Loved your beautiful dog. You are a wonderful company, thank you. Shall look forward seeing you again.
I have always loved the Asian side of Turkey – the bustling streets, the multiple glorious food restaurant choice, cheap shopping in the food market and of course the ferry and the…
Anna
September 2020
Burcu is an amazing guide and woman. She is very a very interesting person who loves what she does. That’s why you will also fall in love with all these places.
Catherine
September 2020
J'avais lu les commentaires qui étaient excellents, et j'ai pu constater par moi-même : Burcu est une passionnée de son quartier, elle a à coeur de vous le faire découvrir, et la visite est très intéressante. Elle et Ilkin forment une super équipe, se complètent dans leurs commentaires, c'est très agréable. Visite documentée, ponctuée d'anecdotes, jamais monotone. De plus, ce sont de belles personnes qu'on a plaisir à rencontrer. A recommander sans hésiter.
J'avais lu les commentaires qui étaient excellents, et j'ai pu constater par moi-même : Burcu est une passionnée de son quartier, elle a à coeur de vous le faire découvrir, et la v…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

This tour isnt suitable for kids or who isnt interested in the history.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes

Water