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Istanbul Like A Local - A Unique City Orientation Tour

With Istanbul Like A Local tour we aim to give our guests an orientation tour of Istanbul, mainly exploring off-the-beaten-path locations, avoiding tourist crowds of Istanbul like a local would do.

On Istanbul Like A Local Tour we not only visit hidden sights but also popular sights of Istanbul with a local's perspective. Along the day we introduce you to Turkish Cuisine as well as famous street food in Istanbul. We will be paying visit to places where you will meet and blend in with the locals and the culture.

At the end of the tour you would know well about Istanbul's history, historic, popular and less known districts, the mosaic of local people, cuisine, how to make your way in the city using public transportation, where to eat, drink, visit next and much more.

Briefly we will be making a big city circle in Istanbul experiencing most of what Istanbul offers to visitors from anywhere. Join us with this unique Istanbul city experience.

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8 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Breakfast - Full Turkish Breakfast
    • Snacks - Food Tastes along the tour
    • Bottled water - 4 bottles of water (2 lt) per person will be provided by your tour guide
    • Bosphorus Cruise tour on public tour ferry (1 hour)
    • Public transportation (buses, tram, finucular, ferry)
    • Professional Guiding Services
    • Tips on certain places we visit i.e. a church, ateliers, workshops and so on.
    • Entry/Admission - Balat
    • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
    What's excluded :
    • Personal Expenses
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Sultanahmet District, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    We pass through this neighborhood quickly to give idea to our first time visitors as part of Istanbul orientation. We introduce some hidden gems too.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Divanyolu Street, Divanyolu Caddesi Tram Road S Sultanahmet, Istanbul Turkey

    We walk along Divanyolu Street (an old road of the city since the Byzantine era) to bazaar quarters.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Suleymaniye Mosque, Prof. SIddIk Sami Onar Cd. No:1 Süleymaniye Mah, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

    We discover Suleymaniye neighborhood along our walk through the Bazaar Quarters to enjoy a fine view of Istanbul.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Balat, Istanbul Turkey

    On our Istanbul Like A Local tour we take our visitors to a short walk along Fener and Balat neighborhoods, discovering rich cultural and ethnic background of Istanbul. These neighborhoods once had populated communities of Armenians, Greeks and Jews.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Galata Tower, Buyuk Hendek Cad. 2, Istanbul Turkey

    Explore the area near the Galata Tower (no visit to the tower) with a panoramic spot visit.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Istiklal Street Taksim Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey

    Walk along Istiklal Street learning about the late Ottoman period, the Westernized architecture and learn unique spots only locals could find.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Besiktas, Istanbul Turkey

    Discover yet another popular neighborhood with less tourists. We will show you best breakfast spots, nightlife venues, pubs, bars and restaurants.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ortakoy, Istanbul Turkey

    We visit the popular Ortakoy where you will see the iconic Bosphorus and the bridge aside. We will take an hour Bosphorus Cruise tour from Ortakoy.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    You will see Istanbul's famous Bosphorus and the landmarks along the famous straits.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kuzguncuk Sahili, Pasa limani Cd. Kuzguncuk Mahallesi, Istanbul 34674 Turkey

    On the asian side of Istanbul we visit the old neighborhoods of Uskudar district.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kadikoy Carsisi, Caferaga Mahallesi Kadikoy, Istanbul Turkey

    Our last stop on the asian side of Istanbul is Kadikoy. You will discover a stylish neighborhood which is mostly preferred by the young generations. We also show you some of the famous murals of Kadikoy.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Coffeetopia Eminönü, Hobyar, Arpacılar Cd. No:4, 34112 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Istanbul Tours 101

Activity ID: V-129696P7

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