• A Unique City Orientation Tour

    A unique city tour exploring majestic Istanbul like the locals do.

  • Istanbul: Through the eyes of a local

    Learn where do Istanbulites like to shop. How they choose what they buy.

  • A BIG CITY CIRCLE of ISTANBUL

    We make a big circle in the city, we mean it.

ISTANBUL LIKE A LOCAL

The best way to learn the city is by experiencing it.

We will show you Istanbul from our point of view which we belive you would love it. Our tour guides will introduce you not just the history but the culture, people, lifestyle and more. Today you will not only learn less known places, but also you will learn about the major highlights and attractions. We will show you the less known gems of Istanbul. 

You should consider this tour as a cultural experience and a city orientation.

THE ROUTE

A big city circle in a day.

We will meet in Emionu and having breakfast, we walk up to Suleymaniye Mosque, passing through the Bazaar Quarters. We make our way to Taksim, walking along Istiklal Street, we reach Eminonu ferry pier passing through our unique path along Tunel, Galata, Tophane, Cihangir, Karakoy neighborhoods. We take the local ferry to get to the Asian side of Istanbul. On the Asian side we visit Uskudar, Kadikoy and Moda exploring where the locals hang out.

On the Asian side we will explore some historic neighborhoods and continue to Kadikoy. In Kadikoy we will walk to Moda. At the end of the tour we take our guests back to Eminonu.

THE EXPERIENCE

A tour for the open minded travelers.

Learn what the locals enjoy, how they commute, how they rest in a day, where they eat and drink, where they entertain and many more. This tour is a crash course to majestic Istanbul! Street food will be in our focus. We combined various experiences in a single day that you can get the most out of a day in Istanbul.

With Istanbul Like A Local tour we aim to give our guests an orientation tour of Istanbul mainly exploring off-the-beaten-path locations, avoiding tourist crowds of Istanbul like a local would do. This is an “Istanbul 101” tour. We not only visit hidden sights but also popular sights of Istanbul with a local’s perspective.

We start our orientation tour with a local breakfast at one of our favorite locations. We give you an interesting introduction to the city and the local life during the breakfast. We continue our tour to certain locations like Suleymaniye Mosque or Taksim, mainly exploring off-the-beaten-path locations, avoiding tourist crowds of Istanbul like a local would do. We use public transportation reaching between sights. Along the day we introduce you to Turkish Cuisine as well as famous street food in Istanbul. We will be paying visit to exciting places where you will blend in with the locals and the culture. We will walk along Istiklal Street, passing Galata, Tophane and Cihangir neighborhoods getting you oriented with Istanbul’s bohemian areas.

We take the local ferry to get to the Asian side. Starting from Uskudar and it’s local market, we make our way to Kadikoy to explore the “murals”, fish market and we take a break in Moda. 

Included Local Experiences

Tick the top To Do things in Istanbul in a single day with Istanbul Like A Local tour!

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Turkish Breakfast

Start the day with a cultural, rich Turkish breakfast. During the breakfast, your expert guide will give a short seminar about Istanbul and life.

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Public Transportation

We will be using public buses, trams and ferries along the day when needed. We will be taking two iconic ferry rides along the day.

Turkish Mezes tasted along Istanbul Like A Local Tour

Local Food Tastes

Try and learn about one of the famous parts Turkish culture; the Turkish Cuisine. Along the day we will introduce many aspects of Turkish Cuisine.

BOOK NOW

This tour is organised by Istanbul Tours 101, a brand of Fibonacci Travel (TURSAB 12238)

Istanbul Like A Local Tour: $135 per person.

Istanbul Like A Local tour runs only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

The price includes; licensed guiding services, all food and drink tastes along the day, Bosphorus Cruise tour on a public ferry, traditional Turkish breakfast in the morning, lunch, donations and local taxes. 

FAQs

Below you can find answers to some common questions before booking. If your question is not listed please do not hesitate to contact us. We would love to hear from you.

To keep it simple we can say this is not an ordinary city tour but an orientation tour and an a cultural experience. So this tour is for travelers who would like to see the most of Istanbul in a day through the eyes of locals. 

You can book Istanbul Like A Local 12 hours before the tour begins. We suggest booking in advance as this tour sells out quickly.

Please use the booking calendar to see the availability and book the tour online. 

You can cancel your tour reservation 24 hours prior to tour start.

On the day of Istanbul Like A Local tour, in front of the Spice Market in Eminonu. 

We will be using public transportation during the tour.

Professional guiding services with fluent English, all food and drink tastes along the day, local taxes, donations, lunch, Turkish breakfast in the morning, transportation costs. 

This tour covers 20.000 steps on average. 

The maximum group size is limited with 10 people.

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