15 Best Istanbul Activities & Escape Rooms 2022 - Best Tours in Istanbul

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Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
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33 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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33 EUR
Private Luxury Yacht Cruise
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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26 EUR

Private Luxury Yacht Cruise

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Take the chance to enjoy beauties of Istanbul on a private luxurious yacht steered by a professional crew. Spoil yourself with your private yacht in the most vibrant spots of Istanbul. Book this private tour to avoid crowds and have this luxurious yacht only for yourself.
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26 EUR
Bosphorus Night Cruise with Dinner in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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59 EUR

Bosphorus Night Cruise with Dinner in Istanbul

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Enjoy a tasty dinner and a traditional Turkish show with live music and belly dancing while cruising on the Bosphorus.
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59 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
Full Day Group Princes' Islands Tour from Istanbul
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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47 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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47 EUR
Istanbul Street Photography Tour
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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75 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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75 EUR
Ottoman-Turkish Calligraphy Workshop in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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72 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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72 EUR
Traditional Turkish Tile-Painting (Cini) Workshop in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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69 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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69 EUR
Orient House Bosphorus New Year's Eve 2023
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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199 EUR

Orient House Bosphorus New Year's Eve 2023

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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199 EUR
Home Made Baklava Workshop Lesson in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
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130 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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130 EUR
Group Bosphorus Tour in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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59 EUR

Group Bosphorus Tour in Istanbul

Join our wonderful full day Bosphorus tour in Istanbul. The tour includes Bosphorus cruise, Dolmabahce Palace & Two Continents in Istanbul.
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59 EUR
Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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20 EUR

Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul

Admire the stunning city of Istanbul from the water on this relaxing Bosphorus cruise!
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20 EUR
Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Afternoon
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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50 EUR

Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Afternoon

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 15.00, tour duration is 3 hours
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50 EUR
Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Evening
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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50 EUR

Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Evening

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 morning and afternoon segway tours
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50 EUR
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

Customer feedback about Activities & Escape Rooms in Istanbul

Rating 5.0 based on 20 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
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
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
S
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
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Turkish painting
I took 2 classes from Betul Senguler. The classes were fabulous I have learnt a lot. The first class we did backgrounds did the peacock wave. Next went onto flowers. I learnt about the tools as well. The second class we went into more info about the paint brushes and other tools. I could not of asked for a better instructor. Betul taught me the carnation and rose. She also showed me how to do a full background. I thoroughly enjoy my experience and will be going back next year when I come back to instanbul. She gave me a name who supplies her with product and I am going there this afternoon.. thank you so much I could not of had a better time.
Pearl Highstead.
Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
J
Fun and educative
This was a fantastic class with Betul and Ali. They showed my friend and I the techniques of Ebru (Turkish paper marbling, which is not unlike west European paper marbling), showed us how to make some traditional floral designs, then left us to our own devices. We made 20 or 30 sheets, some independent pictures, others we plan to use as a basis for painting and/or collage. The workshop is fantastic, in historic Istanbul with a view over the Bosphorus.
Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
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
R
Great experience surely will come back!!!
‏This was a great experience I indulged myself on my last trip to Istanbul.
The teacher was pleasant and patient and I immediately knew it was a good matchup. Betül and her husband Ali were wonderful and hospitable, pleasant conversation people. I will definitely be back there on my next trip and bring more friends with me to this interesting and inspiring workshop.

I was so engaged with the art that forgot to take pictures :-)
Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
M
A breath of fresh air
Thanks to our lovely captains Basak and Anil (they were attentive and so fun!), We had an absolute blast during pandemic time.

The Bosphorus tour was simply fascinating, we did not even realize how couple of hours passed. Snacks and drinks were satisfying.

Surprisingly, we got to see numerous dolphins close up, which was my favorite part of the tour.

Highly recommended, will definitely do it again! 😊
Private Luxury Yacht Cruise
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
K
The cruise consists of a meal and sightseeing, as well as dancing and singing performances. Overall experience was very nice, we had a great time! Very well organized starting from the booking, fast response and easy to use. The food had some typical apetizers and A-La-Cart Menu options, the show was fantastic, especially the leading belly dancer and the singer.
Bosphorus Night Cruise with Dinner 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
The dinner and Turkish show were wonderful. The show consisting of traditional folk music, whirling dervish, belly dance and an entertaining international singer who used to greet by singing a short song from each country, whose citizens were in the show. Your trip to Istanbul is incomplete if you have not attended this show.
Bosphorus Night Cruise with Dinner 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
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
T
If you want to spend time at sea in Istanbul Lotus Yatch is the best option. We had a lot of fun, it was a memorable day.
Private Luxury Yacht Cruise
S
Great experience in Istanbul
Captain Anil & Captain Basak are very friendly and professional hosts! Don't miss the beautiful sunset on the sea!
Private Luxury Yacht Cruise
Very good experience and nice instructor.
Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul

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