• Private experience, tailored to you

  • 3 hours

  • Matched to your ideal host

  • Walking tour (may use public transport)

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, Bengali, French, German, Spanish)

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Things to know

Reviews

    We asked for a introduction tour for the Asian side of Istanbul. Selcen did this perfectly and made it feel like our friend was showing us the area. It was a perfect start to our 2 weeks in Istanbul.

    September 2023

    Kim M

    After filling out our individual questionnaire, Atilla made suggestion that sounded very promising. And it was: We had immediately the impression that we were picked up by an old friend that was leading us through the city and kindly following our interests. Best start into a short stay in Istanbul. Big thanks to Atilla for the time spent with us!

    September 2022

    Nils M

    Hands down this was the best tour we’ve ever done! And hands down this tour made our trip special. We filled in a questionnaire before our tour and specified we wanted to go off the tourist trail and immerse ourselves in local life. And what we got was beyond our expectations. Atilla was our guide and he was just amazing. We all clicked from the moment we met and it was like seeing the city with an old friend. He planned the day around what we had said we wanted to do and took us to Kadikoy in the Asian side. We just loved that part of the city. It is so vibrant and full of character. We stopped to have some local food at a little place we never would have found on our own and it was great! We walked through narrow streets, busy streets, quiet streets discovering so much and mostly things we would have totally missed on our own. Atilla was amazing to our 6 year old and she really enjoyed his company too. He took us to a little playground so she could have a little play and that was so sweet. We also got a list of restaurants which was great considering that there is so much choice! Doing this tour on our first day was the best decision ever as we got to understand this city in a way we would have missed had we started on our own doing the main attractions first. We totally recommend you try this tour, which apparently can be shaped to whatever you want from it!

    April 2022

    Junna T

    In short, it was an enjoyable night with Demiana. Spending time with her was just awesome. We’ve walked around, visited most common historical and touristic places and some souvenir shops. So it’s a night I will never forget.

    September 2020

    Feruza H

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