All day trips from Istanbul

Whirling Dervishes Ceremony at Istanbul’s Sirkeci Train Station
Tour ∙ 1 hr
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Whirling Dervishes Ceremony at Istanbul’s Sirkeci Train Station
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15 EUR
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Experience a Sufi music concert and Whirling Dervishes ceremony first-hand at Istanbul’s Sirkeci Train Station.
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15 EUR
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Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
(9) 9 reviews
75 EUR
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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.
75 EUR
per person
Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour
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50 EUR
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Get the perfect introduction to Istanbul’s most iconic places with a 5-hour, small-group tour of the old city with an experienced guide. Visit the top sites of Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar.
50 EUR
per person
Off The Beaten Path of Real Istanbul Tour
Tour ∙ 7 hrs
Off The Beaten Path of Real Istanbul Tour
(6) 6 reviews
40 EUR
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This unique tour is designed for curious travelers who want to discover what Istanbul is really about. Sign up to see the city’s top sights, explore beyond the beaten track, enjoy authentic Turkish experiences and more!
40 EUR
per person
Half Day Sahaba Islamic Visits Tours In Istanbul
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
Half Day Sahaba Islamic Visits Tours In Istanbul
(1) 1 reviews
75 EUR
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The Prophet Muhammad said: “Verily you shall conquer Constantinople. What a wonderful leader its leader shall be, and what a wonderful army that army will be!” (Musnad, Ahmad).
75 EUR
per person
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Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul
17 EUR
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Admire the stunning city of Istanbul from the water on this relaxing Bosphorus cruise!
17 EUR
per person
Full Day Group Princes' Islands Tour from Istanbul
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
Full Day Group Princes' Islands Tour from Istanbul
52 EUR
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Full Day Princes' Islands Group Tour from Istanbul Daily Departure at 08.30 and return at 17.00 Cruise in Marmara Sea to Princes islands, stop at Buyukada, the popular summer resort with sandy beaches and pinewood scenery, once the pleasure island of Byzantine Princes.
52 EUR
per person
Beautiful İstanbul Views in Silence and Peace
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
Beautiful İstanbul Views in Silence and Peace
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21 EUR
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It is a well known fact that Istanbul is crowded and noisy. Would you like to watch the most famous places in İstanbul in silence while drinking your Turkish coffee? If your answer is yes, this is the tour for you.
21 EUR
per person
4-Day Private Biblical Tour of the Seven Churches of Revelation
Tour ∙ 96 hrs
4-Day Private Biblical Tour of the Seven Churches of Revelation
(2) 2 reviews
166.67 EUR
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Private Biblical Tours: Asia Minor, modern day Turkey, was Biblically very important. Both St. Paul and St. John came to this area to spread Christianity. During this tour you would visit Seven Churches or Revelation: Ephesus, Pergamon, Smyrna, Thyatira, Sardes, Laodicea and Philadelphia...
166.67 EUR
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Personalised Tour of Istanbul with a Local
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
Personalised Tour of Istanbul with a Local
(1) 1 reviews
28 EUR
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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!
28 EUR
per person
Istanbul Street Photography Tour
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
Istanbul Street Photography Tour
90 EUR
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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.
90 EUR
per person
Day Trip to the Princes' Islands from Istanbul
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
Day Trip to the Princes' Islands from Istanbul
5 EUR
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The Ottoman Empire forced traitors and the Greek population to live on the Princes' Islands. See how they adapted to life on the Islands with me on my full-day tour.
5 EUR
per person
Ottoman-Turkish Calligraphy Workshop in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
Ottoman-Turkish Calligraphy Workshop in Istanbul
75 EUR
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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.
75 EUR
per person
Traditional Turkish Tile-Painting (Cini) Workshop in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
Traditional Turkish Tile-Painting (Cini) Workshop in Istanbul
77 EUR
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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.
77 EUR
per person
Four Sacred Guards of the Bosphorus
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
Four Sacred Guards of the Bosphorus
50 EUR
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Istanbul is a city which has a shiny past with the help of Saints. While mariners pass through the Bosphorus, they greet 4 holy guards of the Bosphorus. Let' s visit them & feel their holiness.
50 EUR
per person
The Old City of Istanbul Full-Day Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
The Old City of Istanbul Full-Day Walking Tour
30 EUR
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An expedition to the first heartbeats of Istanbul. Priceless buildings, incredible human traffic, charming streets, amazing flavours…
30 EUR
per person
Orient House Bosphorus New Year's Eve 2019
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
Orient House Bosphorus New Year's Eve 2019
225 EUR
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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.
225 EUR
per person
Layover Tour from Ataturk Airport
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
Layover Tour from Ataturk Airport
22.50 EUR
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This is a perfect tour program option for transit travellers who have a couple of hours layover between their flights in Istanbul. Last minute passengers can contact us and we will arrange the tour as soon as possible.
22.50 EUR
per person
A regular weekend like a local!
Tour ∙ 7 hrs
A regular weekend like a local!
10 EUR
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When they come to Turkey, many tourists do the same activities, visit the same places and eat the same foods. I will show you what a local does in a weekend :)
10 EUR
per person
Designer Spots
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
Designer Spots
26.67 EUR
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Istanbul has a market with tasteful designers/makers in fashion, jewelry, ceramics, interior items and so on. Catch a glimpse, get inspired, and get shopping from the best designer spots!
26.67 EUR
per person
Group Bosphorus Tour in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
Group Bosphorus Tour in Istanbul
61 EUR
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Join our wonderful full day Bosphorus tour in Istanbul. The tour includes Bosphorus cruise, Dolmabahce Palace & Two Continents in Istanbul.
61 EUR
per person
Burgazada Tour
Tour ∙ 7.5 hrs
Burgazada Tour
80 EUR
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A great day itinerary for Burgazada Island, my favorite Princes' Island so far. I promise that you will enjoy every moment of this tour.
80 EUR
per person
Bosphorus Boat Tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
Bosphorus Boat Tour
NEW!
18 EUR
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An amazing cruise between the two continents, Europe and Asia, along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions up to the Rumeli Fortress.
18 EUR
per person
Istanbul Highlights
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
Istanbul Highlights
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14 EUR
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This is the tour that one must do if s/he stays only one day in Istanbul. During the classical tour you will explore the history of two different Empires.
14 EUR
per person
Bosphorus Boat Tour & Breakfast Street!
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
Bosphorus Boat Tour & Breakfast Street!
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28.95 USD
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We will visit the most famous breakfast street in Besiktas and will enjoy a traditional delicious breakfast. Then we get on the Tour Boat/Ferry. The Boat Tour takes us all around the Bosphorus where you will see many beautiful parts of Istanbul.
28.95 USD
per person

Customer feedback about Day Trips from Istanbul

Rating 4.8 based on 25 reviews

Awesome Tour
The wife And I did a full day tour and it was great! We got to see a lot of the main attractions and the guide did a great job telling us about the past of each area and building. He lead us to several key areas of the city and then took us to areas we might had no idea had such history. The tour was well worth it and a great time.
Off The Beaten Path of Real Istanbul Tour
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
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
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
Sahabe visit May 2016
We had the privilege of this being our second visit to the blessed Sahabe of Istanbul. The blessings received are priceless. I would totally recommend anyone visiting this beautiful city not to leave without doing ziyaret of the blessed Sahabe.
This company is thoroughly professional & it is commendable that they are keeping alive the history of the blessed Sahabe in Istanbul . This is not something that can be done without guidance as most tombs are scattered around the city,some in obscure locations.
Time was allocated at each place for respectful contemplation & prayers.
We had the full benefit of Dervish Erol's expert knowledge & spiritual insight. He brought the stories of the Sahabe alive with great eloquence. His words were poetic, translated with great care from Turkish by Hakan, who was amazing.
Many thanks for a memorable day.
May Allah bless you with every success in your endeavours.
Half Day Sahaba Islamic Visits Tours In Istanbul
thoroughly informative and worth it.
the tour captured all the aspects that one was expecting although i added hagia sophia to the itinerary it did not deter from it.

our guide was very fluent in his understanding of the history and way of life of istanbul and offered incredible insight to this beautiful city full of history.

thinking back to our day spent with him brings back wonderful memories. he offered us local's insider which we greatly valued and needed as we were planning a shopping trip the day after.

my one major critisism with like a local is that i still havent received money that i booked another tour prior to booking this one on the 14th May 2018; that tour was full at the time and i was sent an email notifying me that the funds will be returned to my bank account, this has not yet happened and today is the 30th May 2018.
other than that, the like a local is a brilliant idea

kudos
Off The Beaten Path of Real Istanbul Tour
We did the "Real istanbul" on our first morning in the city. Emre, our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the city and was able to quickly get us orientated. He was passionate about sharing the culture, traditions and religion which have played their parts in shaping the city and its people. The tour took place in the main sites but also gave us a taste of some of the more quieter and hidden areas just a few steps from the tourist trails.
Emre bought some local teas, pastries and organised a hookah at a traditional cafe and later provided baklava. we used bus and ferry too to go old greek district and to come back from there to Eminonu

This is great tour to do on your first day. The tour started at 9 am and finished about 5pm and was well paced for the guests.
Off The Beaten Path of Real Istanbul Tour
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
I've just returned from a short trip to Istanbul where I wanted to see as much as possible. I decided to get some assistance, so I booked myself on Real Istanbul Tour. The tour started with Hippodrome, the Blue-Mosque and Hagia Sophia. After which, we had leisure time in a hookah cafe to enjoy shisha smoking, drink Turkish tea and eat delicious food. Our guide then showed us Istanbul off the beaten path, visiting colorful areas, listening to Turkish music and tasting local deserts. We returned back by ferry, to end the journey in the grand Bazar to do some shopping.The tourguide was easygoing and was not rushing us. I absolutely loved my weekend escape to Istanbul!
Off The Beaten Path of Real Istanbul Tour
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
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
Like its own name says, this was a Real Istanbul Tour as we got to see touristic areas as well as local spots which we all loved. Yunus took his time and energy to explain us everything making us feel so full of knowledge and very confortable every where we'd go. He showed us gorgeous places and let us try some delicious food! Teshekurlar!!
Off The Beaten Path of Real Istanbul Tour
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
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 way to see the highlights
Tiur operator was great. Very knowledgeable of all the sites and genuinely able to provide good insights into history, life in Istanbul and Turkey today, and how to make the most out of my trip.
Would highly recommend.
Off The Beaten Path of Real Istanbul Tour
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
A meditation
The settings of the ceremony are quite modest, but don't be fooled - the performance is a must-see for anyone who wants a better taste of Istanbul.
Whirling Dervishes Ceremony at Istanbul’s Sirkeci Train Station
deeply touching
a must see in Istanbul. profiund ethnic music Sufi style and meditational whirling
Whirling Dervishes Ceremony at Istanbul’s Sirkeci Train Station

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