We took this tour with two friends and docent Nurcin Ileri, a PhD candidate in Ottoman History--a highly qualified guide. The tour took us across the Bosphorus on the ferry from Sultanhamet to Uskudar. Nurcin was well prepared, personable, and responsive to our questions. We visited a small beautiful mosque of Sinan's design in Uskurdar and walked up to Kuzguncuk, a very interesting neighborhood culturally and architecturally. She sent us on our way to an interesting restaurant back on Taksim, where two of us were staying. It was an engaging and thought-provoking tour, off the beaten tourist path, with an articulate, open-minded guide whom we all enjoyed being with.