What better way to discover a new city than with a local! Interested in exploring lesser-known neighbourhoods? How about digging into the 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 (5)

5.0/5

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
Charming Istanbul
for Zeynep
Zeynep is a great host, if you want to enjoy Istanbul and it's beautiful sights. Naturally 1 or 2 days isn't enough (let alone the 3-5hrs we spent during our tour) to discover what this amazing city has to offer. Without hesitation I would recommend Zeynep if you are planning to stay in Istanbul for couple of days. Not only she knows the must see spots, but also knows some of the hidden pearls off the beaten track - Once again, Big Thank You Zeynep!
Highly recommended!
for Sebiha
It was a very friendly and nice tour in company of Sebih who is truly considerate towards people. She guided me through the city giving explanations along the way when needed. We also got very interesting discussions about culture and many other things. I got the opportunity to try Turkish tea and to enter in a mosque where there were no tourists around ... a first and memorable experience for me. She took me as well to places off the beaten path I wouldn't have probably not discovered on my own. Thanks again for your time!

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