Istanbul Day Tours, with a local


Constantinople, Stamboul, Istanbul - a city that straddles both east and west, and a city so fascinating that many travellers find it hard to leave. Travel to Istanbul to discover those exotic and mystical things that dazzle travellers year on year, from the fabulous Istanbul food, incredible skylines dotted with minarets, and the breathtaking sight of sunset over Europe from the Bosphorus.


Home Cooked Istanbul tour in Istanbul

Based on 8 user ratings
Location: Turkey - Istanbul
Length: 4 hours
From USD 31.65

Highlights:
  • Enjoy a meal with a local family in Istanbul and learn about the cultural customs
  • Take a stroll through Sultanahmet
  • Learn the secrets of the locals' favourite games and pastimes
  • Enjoy the national beverage in a teahouse
  • Try a Turkish waterpipe
  • Chat informally with a locals and learn what its like to live in modern day Turkey

Hidden Istanbul tour in Istanbul

Based on 13 user ratings
Location: Turkey - Istanbul
Length: 4 hours
From USD 31.65

Highlights:
  • Discover the secrets haunts of locals in Sultanahmet and explore the back streets and hidden gems
  • Walk the ancient highway to Rome "Divanyolu"
  • Explore the Suleymaniye Mosque with a local and gain insight into Islam
  • Be stunned by stellar views of Istanbul and hear tales of both Byzantine and Ottoman drama and intrigue
  • Explore the labyrinth that is the Grand Bazaar

 


Old & New Istanbul tour in Istanbul

Based on 9 user ratings
Location: Turkey - Istanbul
Length: 4 hours
From USD 31.65

Highlights:
  • Rub shoulders with modern Turks in their stomping ground of Taksim
  • Get an insight into the history of modern Turkey
  • Take the perfect shot of 19th century architecture
  • Visit a grand church just off the bustling Istiklal Street
  • Have a Turkish fortune teller predict your future over an authentic Turkish coffee
  • Discover a fish market in the middle of town

 


Summer fruits in Istanbul

Based on 8 user ratings
Location: Turkey - Istanbul
Length: 2.5 hours
From USD 31.65

Highlights:
  • Eat like a local. Sample delicious Turkish cuisine from trusted street stalls.
  • Experience the bustling markets of the Spice Bazaar and see how Turkish delight is made.
  • Enjoy a traditional Turkish picnic in a grassy, picturesque area of Istanbul.
  • Take a stroll along the busy waterfront along the Golden Horn.
  • Learn more about Istanbul’s unique food culture.

 Istanbul Conquered

Based on 1 user ratings
Location: Turkey - Istanbul
Length: 9 hours
From USD 88.61

Highlights:
  • Visit the mesmerising ancient site of Hagia Sophia and marvel at this masterpiece of Byzantium history
  • Take in the majestic Blue Mosque and learn about the delicate, intricate work that makes up this world-famous site
  • Listen to colourful stories of sultans at Topkapi Palace and explore all the site’s ancient treasures
  • Enjoy a tasty Turkish lunch with locals in a hidden café
  • Haggle with local vendors and get lost in the labyrinth of alleys that make up the famous Grand Bazaar

 Istanbul Night Tasting Trail
Location: Turkey - Istanbul
Length: 3 hours
From USD 94.94

Highlights:
  • Eat delicious Turkish street food just like the locals do, tasting from the best food carts, street cafés, and other secret spots
  • Visit a traditional tavern, known as a meyhane, and sample the Turkish alcoholic drink of choice, raki
  • Hang out with locals in-the-know and enjoy a beer or Turkish coffee in a backstreet urban café
  • Stroll through hidden alleyways and learn about the unique food culture of this ancient city that borders both Europe and Asia


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Mr. Rowan S.
Australia
30 Sep 2014
Erkan was an outstanding guide.
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Mr. Giuseppe Q.
Italy
29 Jul 2014
Un modo diverso ma vero di conoscere altre culture, modi di vivere. Un grazie davvero alla nostra guida Fathy che con estremo tatto cortesia ci ha condotto in casa di Bedia, una semplice ma dolcissima mamma turca. E' stata l'esperienza più bella fatta durate il mio soggiorno ad Istanbul. E' un tour assolutamente da non perdere.
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Mr. Jack F.
USA
28 Jun 2014
great guides
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Ms. Hilary B.
United Kingdom
22 Jun 2014
This was a fantastic experience! We loved getting to know the city this way and saw and learned so much more that we could have ever done on our own.
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Mr. Michael B.

10 Jun 2014
Guide was very good and took time to answer questions and explain things. Liked the easy going style. Did not like going to the ? Haglis? Smoking cafe after the meal Did not want to smoke at all or sit in smoke filled room. Suggest you check if people want to do this I did not.
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Ms. Sharon O.
Australia
07 Jun 2014
Burak was a great guide around Istanbul. It also turned out he was the guide on the Intrepid tour i was starting the next day so i got to enjoy his knowledge and expertise for the next 18 days.
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Mr. Gregory R.
Canada
07 Jun 2014
Emir was amazing. Great knowledge & amazing sites, He is definitely an asset to the company. I would definitely tell everyone to take a tour with Urban Adventures
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Mrs. Melinda S.
Canada
02 May 2014
I took the tour on Monday which was a very rainy day. Osman our guide was fantastic. He was very patient and quite informative. The tour took longer because of the weather and the ages of some of our group but he never tried to hurry us along. He even helped me buy a Transit pass and walked me to the tram. Thank you Osman
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Mr. Phil K.
USA
21 Apr 2014
What a great way to explore the tastes that Istanbul has to offer. Our guide was knowledgeable and helped us feast on small bites along the way.
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Ms. Stacey S.
Canada
12 Apr 2014
We were lucky to have a fairly small group on our walking tour. This mean that we had time to ask questions we weren't always waiting on someone else so that we could move on. Our guide, Caner Oztekin, was very personable, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. He kept the tour moving at a comfortable pace and even joined us for lunch after the tour had long finished. He was even kind enough to walk us to a reputable carpet shop before his next tour. I would definitely recommend your company to a friend, especially if all of our guides are as solid as Caner. I'm not sure that the tour's name is accurate though as we generally walked to places that most tourists could visit and easily find. In my opinion, a "hidden" tour involves going to places that tourists don't know about or wouldn't find without local knowledge. Still , the itinerary gave us an overview of the history and sites.
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