Zoom
with a local in
Istanbul

Video call with a local to plan your perfect trip or to ask for local tips, essential info and insider secrets!

City Unscripted Zoom with a local
City Unscripted Zoom with a local
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City Unscripted Zoom with a local

Chat to one of our locals via zoom and get answers to all your questions plus personalized recommendations on things to do, places to go, best local eats and logistics to make your trip a breeze.

How does it work?

  • Tell us about you

    After booking, answer our short questionnaire so we can choose the right host for your video call

  • Chat to your host

    Got questions? Ask away, and get insider tips based on your interests, travel style and what you want to see and do

  • Get your customised plan

    Get a summary of your conversation from your host, including a list of their recommendations and helpful links

City Unscripted Zoom with local

We don’t do deals with restaurants, shops or attractions so you’ll always get unbiased recommendations from our hosts!

Top private tours
in Istanbul

Half day in Istanbul with a local
City Unscripted Original

Half day in Istanbul with a local Half day

Vibrant culture, a very Grand Bazaar, and impossible to resist mezze.

$104.6 per person

4 hours

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Escape the airport: see Istanbul on your layover
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Escape the airport: see Istanbul on your layover Layover

The Grand Bazaar, meze platters, and some serious haggling.

$184.37 per person

5 hours

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Must see Istanbul with a local
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Must see Istanbul with a local City Highlights

A mosaic encrusted Byzantine basilica, continent hopping, and syrup-soaked baklava.

$192.68 per person

8 hours

  • (9)

Eat like a local in Istanbul
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Eat like a local in Istanbul Food & Drink

Baklava dripping in honey, flaky pastries and the best kebab in the city.

$115.58 per person

3 hours

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Shopping Istanbul’s markets & bazaars
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Shopping Istanbul’s markets & bazaars Shopping

Yeşilköy, Kapali Çarşi and perhaps a market whose name you can pronounce first time.

$82.58 per person

3 hours

  • (6)

Full day in Istanbul with a local
City Unscripted Original

Full day in Istanbul with a local Full day

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

$192.68 per person

8 hours

  • (10)

Experiences for all
types of travelers

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Experiences
for all types
of travelers

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Latest reviews from our guests

    Guide met me at 7am as I requested I only had 3-4hr. She was very informative. Changed the itinerary to what I wanted to see and I told her I walk fast and she kept up lol. Even had time to eat and grab a beer. Great layover tour.

    May 2024

    Derek m

    An awesome tour guide with complete understanding of what unscripted means. Excellent knowledge of the city and streets. Great temperament and very friendly

    May 2024

    Anshuman B

    Knows precise details about routes and directions and transportation Deep knowledge about tours and types of tours and what they have to offer

    May 2024

    Anshuman B

    Loved Istanbul and our personal tour guide Aylin! She was lovely young lady, helpful, accommodating. Her help navigating the city and bazaar was vital in finding my wife's 30th anniversary gift. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her and Istanbul.

    May 2024

    Michael N

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Travel planning consultation

Got questions about the city you’re visiting? Our local hosts have all the answers. City Unscripted will set your trip up for success with travel planning tips from our knowledgeable local insiders – the only travel consultants you’ll ever need.

With our simple travel planning service, you can chat with a like-minded local before you even board your flight! We’ll set up a video call or email conversation with a guide in the city you’re visiting, so you can get expert online travel advice to make your travel planning a breeze.

Save yourself the hours of researching online travel advice yourself. Whether you have questions about public transport, need advice on where to stay, or you simply want to arrive at your destination fully prepared with insider tips and tricks, our travel planning service will set you up.

What are you waiting for? Book a tour with City Unscripted and let’s get your travel planning started with top-notch online travel advice from the travel consultants who know it all – the locals!