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The Other Tour

Arnavutkoy Mah. Tekkeci Sk. No:8/3 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34345, Turkey
+902125628353
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Ranked #25 of 386 activities in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: The Other Tour offers unique one day cultural experiences in Istanbul. It has 1 aim: to get people into real Turkish environments. Our mission is to... more » Owner description: The Other Tour offers unique one day cultural experiences in Istanbul. It has 1 aim: to get people into real Turkish environments. Our mission is to provide curious, open minded travelers with the opportunity to discover how Turkish people live and thrive in Istanbul. Away from typical tourist attractions, we dive deep into Istanbul (a city of over 16 million people) to immerse ourselves in the lives of local residents. During this guided adventure our Turkish neighbors open their hearts and homes to us, sharing with us their customs and traditions. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Other Tour is the best experience of my life. I am so happy to meet you guys ( Soner, Fethi, Hakan and the others ). You have to join the tour if you want to see 'Real Istanbul'. And if you have children, do not worry, they will also like it. We will definetelly come back to Istanbul.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I joined the other tour on 21st of July with my family. (2 adults and 1 daughter). It was really awesome. My wife and daughter are so happy to got it. I will exactly recommend to everyone in US. Thanks to Soner, Fethi and their moms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were recommended The Other Tour by our friends. We are well travelled and don't normally rely on a travel guide but we were so glad we took their advice. Fethi and his brothers ensured that our brief time in Istanbul was both memorable and action packed. He shared with us not only his local knowledge but his favourite non... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you want to really experience an amazing city like Istanbul instead of just 'visiting' it, The other Tour might just be for you. It takes you deep into today's Istanbul and gets you to engage with the city's soul. It is both compelling and easy to digest. The day consists of wonderful and engaging activities that remind you how... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

For real travel experience, local guides are an important piece of the puzzle.The Other Tour with friendly brothers allowed us to see an amazingly range of sights that would have been impossible without their help. Fethi ( youngest brother) took us to places that, of course, included the destinations every tourist has on their list, but he went well beyond... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Other Tour was recommended to us by a friend. I had high expectations based on his recommendation. We were not disappointed. It was an amazing day and it was great fun experiencing a unique road less travelled. Having explored Istanbul now for five days, this tour was the stand out experience of our time here. We got to see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My mum, sister and I went on this tour yesterday. We were the only people on the tour for this particular day, so it was an amazing, personal experience! Our guides were Murat and Hakan. They were awesome. Really friendly and attentive and happy to teach me some basic Turkish phrases. You definitely get to see a less travelled side... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We just got back home from Turkey where we spent the last 2 weeks and The Other Tour is the most memorable part of it all! Istanbul is an amazing city and this tour makes it even better. All the unique perspectives you gain and things you experience makes it an exceptional experience. Discovering Bosphorus life and culture, wandering the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had the opportunity to participate in Karatas Family's The Other Tour and had one of the most memorable and entertaining travel experiences of our lives. You truly get an insight into today's Istanbul with its complex history and culture. You get the chance to observe the city from a perspective that I don't believe most tourists get to do.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is how you tour a city! Me and my husband both love traveling and we've been traveling together for more than 20 years now. We usually try to book the best guides in town wherever we go so that a proper introduction starts off our trip. The Other Tour caught my attention last year when... More

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