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Full day in Istanbul with a local
Full day in Istanbul with a local
Full day in Istanbul with a local
Full day in Istanbul with a local

Full-Day Tour Of Istanbul

8 hours

Full day in Istanbul with a local

The Bosphorus Strait, a meyhane tavern, and some good old market haggling.

  • From 48.27 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 8 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish)

Full day in Istanbul with a local
Full day in Istanbul with a local
Full day in Istanbul with a local
Full day in Istanbul with a local
Full day in Istanbul with a local
Full day in Istanbul with a local

Oh, the places you’ll go on your day in Istanbul! Most experiences don’t offer you the opportunity to hop between continents, but then it’s not every day you’re in Istanbul. You’ll join one of our local Istanbul hosts who can’t wait to share with you their favorite places to hang out, where to get your hands on the best food and show you what makes their city so unique.

You’ll weave your way through a neighborhood or two (we recommend checking out one on either side of the Bosphorus Strait), showing you a glimpse into life in Istanbul, which is lived out in the streets.

From dazzling waterfront spots to artistic neighborhoods on the Middle-Eastern side, you’ll discover some secret spots as well as landmarks like the Blue Mosque or Grand Bazaar.

Whether you see yourself lounging on a terrace of a meyhane tavern and feasting on mezze, then haggling your way through markets or you’re in for something faster paced, you’ll feel like you’re spending the day with a friend.

    • Spend the day with a host who will create an experience that's fully customized to your interests and what you'd most like to see
    • See Istanbul’s iconic attractions as well as some secret Istanbul spots
    • Get a unique local perspective as you explore the city - avoiding tourist traps is key
    • Discover the highlights of the area or neighborhood that you explore
    • Eat and drink like a local, picking up street food from a food stand or popping into a meyhane tavern
    • Chat to your host, getting tips and advice on exciting things to do and places to see during the rest of your trip
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • A private and personalized experience
    • 8 hours with your host
    • Hotel meet-up ( available on request for central location )
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.


How it works

  • 1
    Tell us about you! Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
    Tell us about you!
  • 2
    We introduce you to your perfect local Build your perfect tour and experience together
    We match you with a host
  • 3
    The best part! Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
    The best part!
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