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Address: Arnavutkoy Mah. Tekkeci Sk. No:8/3 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34345, Turkey
Phone Number: +902125628353
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Description: The Other Tour offers unique one day cultural experiences in Istanbul. Our...
The Other Tour offers unique one day cultural experiences in Istanbul. 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.
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An unforgettable day with warm friends in Istanbul

I met Murat, Fethi's brother who couldn't lead the tour because Fethi was sick. We were three, one couple and me. After spent three hours together, walked through nice places and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I was in Istanbul in last February during a snow storm. I was pretty exited to join another tour as I was really looking forward to discover the city trough the people as advertise on the great website. My experience turned to be a true disappointment!!! First of all on the day of the excursion it was snowing pretty bad,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I met Murat, Fethi's brother who couldn't lead the tour because Fethi was sick. We were three, one couple and me. After spent three hours together, walked through nice places and streets that tourists don't know, and had nice breakfast together, we were suddenly only two, Murat and me. The couple decided suddenly to leave the tour. So we continued... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

In three decades of international travel, I have never experienced a tour so at odds with my expectations. After a few days of reflection, I think I can help you avoid a similar experience. First, I should say we left the tour after three hours. Three hours of nothingness. It was "led" by a substitute guide, as Fethi was sick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Simply the best tour I have ever been on.... Information and experience dripping with personality and energy... Istanbul is a whopper city of more than 20 million people.. So to try and see it in a day is fool-hardy but by golly did our tour guides give it a good go... We had a packed itinerary that wasn't just fulfilled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It was clear from the first few minutes that we were in for a very different experience. Fethi and Murat led us through about 8 different neighborhoods and some of their favorite hidden spots of Istanbul. The day is very flexible, and as long as you go with a willing-to-do-anything attitude, you will enjoy your day. There is plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Fethi and Murat were an amazing team. The tour with them doesn't seem like a tour but like hanging out with your mates exploring different parts of Istanbul. Basically, come with an open mind and go with the flow. Literally, over the Bosphorus river and onto the asian side. Tell them what you want to do and you'll get to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Granted it was a cold and wet day with only two of us in the group, the promised variety of activities did not realize. The guides, Fethi and Murat, speak excellent English, they are determined to show you a different Istanbul. Maybe if there were more of us in the group, it would have been more interesting. We visited a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

His hair was wild, his language was foul, and his knowledge was vast and varied. I liked Fethi immediately. My man and I had Fethi and Murat to ourselves on The Other Tour. It was a miserably cold day, and I was miserably ill, out time in Turkey was short so we soldiered through. We made Fethi and Murat work... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I took the Other tour in July 2014 (not sure why it has taken me so long to write a review). It was everything the other reviewers say it is and more. You will miss out on a critical part of what Istanbul is about and, what makes it cool, if all you do is see the... More 

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Sitges, Catalonia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The Other Tour lives up to it´s name. As promised, it is an experience rather than a simple excursion. Instead of the usual blah-blah you´d get with a standard tour guide, Fethi challenges you to actively participate and not only hear about the history but actually make some history happen! It´s a head on experience where you´ll use all of... More 

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