Go to Asia!
Modern Istanbul is a large city that spans two continents, Europe and Asia. There are several bridges leading to the Asian side and now Barbera Hotel is also steps away from the new Marmaray Railway. The is the first of its kind created with Turkish and Japanese engineers it crosses 60 meters under the waterway separating Europe from Asia. The Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan said “the Marmaray rail line would connect London to Beijing,” reviving the ancient trade routes across Asia to Europe. Check it out!
Cruise the banks of the Bosphorus Strait past great palaces, ancient castles, and small fishing villages. A beautiful way to see Istanbul and enjoy a day on the water. Everyday in the summer and weekends during holidays and winter months November-February.
The Big Bus tour is great way to avoid taxi’s yet spend time at each site in Istanbul. You will find it to be the most convenient way to make your own schedule and tour while visiting two continents. The pick up point is a five minute walk from Barbera hotel. bigbustours
Take the tramway to the last stop and jump on the ferry to the islands. One hour later you will be in a different world on Büyü kada, or Big Island. Rent bikes to circle the island and before jumping on the ferry back to Istanbul have some meze and fresh fish at Ali Baba seaside restaurant.
Emirgan to Tarabya Sidewalk
For a beautiful walk up the Bosphorus, head to Emirgan seaside and look across to Asia as you soak up the sun and fresh air. Along the way you can find tea gardens and cafes.
The Birds Eye Tour
For a day full of excitement, see the beauty of the Bosphorus and the historical sights by air. The newest tours take off from the Halic waterway near Barbera Hotel and pass over breathtaking sites through the sky with Seabird Airlines.