What better way to discover a new city than with a local! Interested in exploring lesser-known neighbourhoods? How about digging into Istanbul’s creative side? Or maybe you’d like to get a taste of the local cuisine? Let us know what you’re interested in seeing and doing and we’ll help match you with the perfect host.

Reviews from travellers (7)


for Maryam
Very helpful, friendly and attentive. She customized my interest and also extremely helpful with information. Very professional and highly recommended.
for Zeynep
Zeynep was truly everything I wanted in a local guide. She showed me some history, but then got into the really good stuff of how locals enjoy there Friday night and what the real culture for the younger generation is like on the other side of the ferry. Having a few beers and talking about our different cultures from Australia to Turkey really opened my eyes. Zeynep went above and beyond what she needed to to do as a guide. But as a solo traveler it was good to hang out with such a friendly person in a strange city for me.
Great orientation of Istanbul
We had Gökhan show us around Istanbul on our first day in town and are really glad we did.

Prior to the tour he asked what we were interested in seeing and doing. We were interested in getting a feel for the city, seeing some of the things locals do on the weekend and finding some good places to eat. I said we didn't want to visit a heap of Mosques and museums as we're not big history buffs. He came up with a plan and also said he'd bring his wife along which worked out well.

On the day they were at our hotel on time and we set off for our walking tour. Things my wife and I liked about the tour:
- as we walked he told us about the things were passing
- he'd clearly thought about a plan for the day based on what we wanted to do
- showed us how to use public transport and we used it to quickly move between areas
- tasted a few local specialities
- showed us things they like to do on the weekend in Istanbul
- explained some of the major areas

After the tour he was more than happy to message us to answer questions and give more advice.

Gökhan is relatively new as a tour guide but we really enjoyed our experience with him. We felt like we could enjoy the city without having to check google maps every 2 minutes. He offers the tours because he is proud of Istanbul and likes to meet new people and it really shows through. I'd strongly recommend booking a tour with him

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