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The Other Tour

Arnavutkoy Mah. Tekkeci Sk. No:8/3 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34345, Turkey
+902125628353
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Ranked #23 of 395 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 September 6, 2014 via mobile

I loved to see Istanbul and the sites and experience the family life in this way we had the best time it was amazing I would recommend to do this tour I especially enjoyed having dinner with the guides family so friendly and welcoming enjoyed ever moment and experienced my first Turkish bath a great day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

After bumbling through Istanbul for several days on our own, my two compatriots and I were ready to be watched over for a day - to not follow maps that were patently, woefully inaccurate, to not sweat through the day’s clothing by 10 AM, to actually learn something about the beautiful city in which we found ourselves. With almost presciently... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

The Other Tour is an exceptional experience. It's a dip into real life that doesn't take itself seriously, but still shows respect for the people of Istanbul--especially those who do not live next to the Blue Mosque. Two friends and I did the tour and enjoyed an exceptionally beautiful day and rich experience, taking home fantastic memories and new friends.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It is hard to add to the positive reviews that have been submitted here. Such a great way to interact with the culture and the city. It was fascinating, challenging, stimulating, hilarious, relaxing, provocative, lovely. Thanks to your family/team for providing such a wonderful experience. My daughter and I agreed that it was the perfect way to end our week... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

The Other Tour is more than a tour. I was suprised when I saw team of the tour. They are so funny, knowledge and smart. Lunch was perfect! It was the best food in Turkey. Thank you guys. .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The Other Tour shatters stereotypes by presenting another perspective to take on Istanbul and Turkey in a perfectly irreverent and thought-provoking way. It takes you out of your comfort zone with a mindful and intellectual approach that helps you experience the city's rhythm in a much more personal level which is what really differs about this memorable adventure. This may... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 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

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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