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Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
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75 EUR

Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul

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Need a break from the hustle and bustle of tourist life in Istanbul? Come and take a Turkish paper marbling (Ebru) class with the remarkable Turkish artist Betul! Turkish paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design that can create patterns similar to marble, hence the name.
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75 EUR
Turkish Marbling (Ebru) Class In Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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50 EUR

Turkish Marbling (Ebru) Class In Istanbul

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Learn how to paint on water in this traditional Ottoman Marbling workshop with local professional artists. Create your own beautiful designs on paper that you can take home as a treasured souvenir!
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50 EUR
Full Day Group Princes' Islands Tour from Istanbul
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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52 EUR

Full Day Group Princes' Islands Tour from Istanbul

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Find out why Byzantine Empire princes once holidayed on these islands on this full day tour from Istanbul. Cruise the Marmara Sea, ride a horse drawn carriage, and enjoy the beauty of Buyukada.
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52 EUR
Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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17 EUR

Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul

Admire the stunning city of Istanbul from the water on this relaxing Bosphorus cruise!
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17 EUR
Pub Crawl in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 7 hrs
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30 EUR

Pub Crawl in Istanbul

Explore Istanbul nightlife and the hidden party spots with experienced local guides! Meet other travelers, enjoy the party bus, free shots and free Turkish liquor, play drinking games and dance until the morning! Happening every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night
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30 EUR
Whirling Dervish Show
Tour ∙ 1 hr
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20 USD

Whirling Dervish Show

NEW!
The Sema Ceremony is a spiritual journey of dervishes whirling for divine love. The ceremony takes part daily, however the seats are numbered, so first booked first served.
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20 USD
Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Morning
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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50 EUR

Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Morning

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Forget about exhausting foot marches, experience Istanbul simply in an elegant way. Learn to ride a Segway in less than 2 minutes and join our professional guided city tours. No experience necessary! Tour starts daily at 10.00am. Please check also our afternoon and evening segway tours
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50 EUR
Most Visited Sights in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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7 EUR

Most Visited Sights in Istanbul

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Istanbul first-timer? Only have one day to explore? Discover the historic Old City on a fascinating walking tour with a professional local guide. The tour covers Istanbul’s top 4 attractions: Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Basilica Cistern.
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7 EUR
4-Day Private Biblical Tour of the Seven Churches of Revelation
Tour ∙ 96 hrs
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167 EUR

4-Day Private Biblical Tour of the Seven Churches of Revelation

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Discover the biblical importance of Turkey on this 4-day private tour of the Seven Churches of Revelation that takes in the famous sights of Ephesus and Pamukkale.
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167 EUR
Personalised Tour of Istanbul with a Local
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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28 EUR

Personalised Tour of Istanbul with a Local

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Hi, everyone! This tour is designed for Istanbul first-timers and those with limited time in the city. If you don’t want to get lost, join me!
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28 EUR
Istanbul Street Photography Tour
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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90 EUR

Istanbul Street Photography Tour

Istanbul is an enchanting city with an ancient beauty and a modern charm, if only you know where to look. Let the experts and artists of Istanbul Life ORG take you on a tour of Eyüp, Balat, the Golden Horn and Fatih, specially tailored for the photographer or videographer.
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90 EUR
Ottoman-Turkish Calligraphy Workshop in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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75 EUR

Ottoman-Turkish Calligraphy Workshop in Istanbul

Ottoman-Turkish calligraphy, also known as Arabic calligraphy, is the art of writing, and by extension, of bookmaking. Calligraphy is an especially revered form of Islamic art since it was the primary means for the preservation of the Qur’an.
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75 EUR
Traditional Turkish Tile-Painting (Cini) Workshop in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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77 EUR

Traditional Turkish Tile-Painting (Cini) Workshop in Istanbul

The painting of Turkish tiles and ceramics is very important in the history of Islamic art. Its roots can be traced at least as far back as the Uighurs of the 8th and 9th centuries. Its subsequent development was influenced by Karakhanid, Ghaznavid and especially Iranian Seljuk art.
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77 EUR
Orient House Bosphorus New Year's Eve 2019
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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225 EUR

Orient House Bosphorus New Year's Eve 2019

Enjoy a tasty dinner and a traditional Turkish show with live music and belly dancers while cruising along the Bosphorus. Orient Bosphorus is a sophisticated choice for an unforgettable evening of entertainment in Istanbul.
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225 EUR
Home Made Baklava Workshop Lesson in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
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110 EUR

Home Made Baklava Workshop Lesson in Istanbul

Experience infamous Turkish hospitality directly from the heart of an authentic Turkish home in Istanbul. Spend a day learning to make traditional Baklava in a warm, loving environment. The steps will be explained and translated by a guide who will accompany you during your learning and more.
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110 EUR

Customer feedback about Activities in Istanbul

Rating 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Great trip
Our guide was a sweetheart! I was travelling with my mom and the guide was very attentive to her, which made it an easy and memorable trip. He also definitely knows a lot about the city and told us a great deal about Istanbul while we were on the island. This is perfect for companies of 3-5 people. Excellent experience!
Full Day Group Princes' Islands Tour from Istanbul
Great fun
If you have the time, definitely do this class! You don't need to have a special background in art, anyone can do it. It's a one-in-a-lifetime memory. I am framing my art that I made :)
Turkish Marbling (Ebru) Class In Istanbul
lovely experience!!!
i had the most fun learning Ebru with bettul and her husband. theyre both really lovely people and very good teachers.
Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
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Oh, how I loved my trip to Turkey!
I have always wanted to visit Turkey, and feel so blessed that a friend of a friend gave me Ertunga’s name. I am not a large-group-tour-bus person, so was thrilled to find someone who could be my private guide for an affordable price. Ertunga was great to work with from the beginning. He responded to my emails within 24 hours, came up with a wonderful itinerary which I was able to tweak, was flexible with my dates, and willing to answer any and all questions.

The big question everyone wants to know: is Turkey safe? For the 2 and 1/2 weeks that I was there, I never felt in the slightest danger. (I feel in some ways our country is much more dangerous as 96 Americans die from gun violence every day. And we think Turkey may be unsafe?) The people were warm, friendly, hospitable, and always willing to help.

We visited biblical ruins, Roman ruins, Greek ruins, Hittite ruins, Lycian ruins, Byzantine, and Ottman buildings, bascillicas, and mosques. We viewed a sunken city on the Mediterranean through the glass bottom of a boat. We saw whirling dervishes. I had a Turkish bath. I’ve always wanted to take a hot air balloon ride – Ertunga arranged one for me in Cappadocia over volcanic “fairy chimneys”. Istanbul lives up to it’s fabulous reputation. We traveled 2,500 miles together, which allowed me to ask all kinds of questions about his amazing country — about it’s history, culture, and people. Turkish guides are extremely well qualified, and Ertunga was able to answer everything. It was the trip of a lifetime, and I am so grateful that I found him and his travel company.
4-Day Private Biblical Tour of the Seven Churches of Revelation
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
Personalised Tour of Istanbul with a Local
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Paper marbling
We just got back from Istanbul and the I booked the marbling class for the last day. I was not expecting to have such experience. The artist talked about the whole process then walked us through step by step allowing us to creat more elaborate are as we went. I have very little talent but even so I was proud of my work. My daughter, on the other hand, is very talented and caught on right away. Even though the lesson was supposed to be a couple of hours, Ali worked with my daughter for double the amount of time. The attached picture shows what you can creat having never done this before. After we finished working we were welcome on the terrace for tea and cookies. I don't think there is a better view in all of Istanbul. We had to allow the paper to dry so we took a walk to the spice market to do a bit of shopping for kitchen items. When we walked back to the studio our artwork was dry and ready to take home.

The day was certainly not spent waiting on long lines to view tourist attractions rather experiencing something fun and unique.

An A+ company giving A+ experience.
Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
G
Outstanding Private Guide Service
We planned a visit to Turkey and Greece with another couple. We did a lot of online research to come up with a short list of well regarded private guides who are knowledgeable about the biblical sites in each country. Ertunga Ecir responded to our inquiries with detailed recommendations, based on his extensive experience leading tours to Istanbul and the "seven churches of Revelation". No choosing from Tour 1, Tour 2 or Tour 3.

Ertunga put together an outstanding 10-day itinerary. We were constantly impressed by his knowledge and by his love of the country. He was also quite flexible and creative as our interests were piqued, or our energy was flagging...

I highly recommend Ertunga for tour planning and as a private tour guide.
4-Day Private Biblical Tour of the Seven Churches of Revelation
Great Experience :)
We've had a great experience learning how to draw on the water in Ebru method, we had a great artistic talk with Mr. Ali the ebru teacher.

very friendly place in a great tourist area if you want to visit the blue mosque and Sultan Ahmet area.

The booking process with Hakan is smooth and easy and we got his confirmation on very quickly in short notice.

This experience is highly recommended by me and my friend that share with me the experience.
Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
Great tour with a very knowledgeable guide
I've been on masses of Segway tours (over 100) all around the world but this tour had probably the most knowledgeable guide I've had. What he didn't know about the history of Turkey and Istanbul wasn't worth knowing!

It's a great way of getting around Instanbul and leaning about the history of the sights plus we went up some hills so had the most wonderful panoramic view of the city and river.

I can't recommend this tour highly enough!
Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Morning
Unique experience
Unique experience on EBRU. Many thanks to teach me and provide maximum time to my own design. Betul is a real master, many thanks for your knowledge and so pretty converstaion about Turkey and whole world.
Unexpected skill to me but I highly recommend to anybody especially if you want to know Turkey arts bette and have a meditation because it's really like a meditation.
Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
A warm and creative experience
I loved learning (the first baby steps) of such a long lasting and beautiful tradition with Ebru. She’s a fantastic teacher and a super warm host. She brings out the most creative you with ease. And the technique is very easy to grasp for a beginner. The place is lovely as well, including a nice terrace where we had coffee and tea overlooking old Istanbul.
Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
J
Great class, fun and relaxing!
Myself and partner did the Turkish Marbling course offered. It was a great, relaxing way to spend a morning and leaves you with a unique, handmade memento of your time in Istanbul. Thanks to Betul who is fantastic and very patient!

My special thanks to Hakan who made us feel so welcome and accommodated!
Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
M
Superb Art Lesson
Great teacher, cool studio and a ton of beautiful art work to take home. Wonderful to be taught a new art technique that is authenticity Turkish using natural materials. Great value and very hospitable teacher. Would highly recommend!
Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
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Atakan is such a personable and knowledgeable guide. My daughter and I felt very comfortable and learned so much about Istanbul and the sights we saw. The pace was great for me (58) and for my daughter (26). Best decision we made.
Most Visited Sights in Istanbul
Great experience
I really recommend this class to everyone. The hosts were very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the art so much we stayed overtime. Delightful experience!
Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
J
This was a great tour, given by an extremely well informed and entertaining guide. I would recommend the tour to anyone who has a whole day in Istanbul.
Most Visited Sights in Istanbul
K
Great Guided Tour
Ceylan was punctual, professional, knowledgeable and very helpful. What more could you ask for?
Most Visited Sights in Istanbul
Very good experience and nice instructor.
Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul

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