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The Other Tour

Arnavutkoy Mah. Tekkeci Sk. No:8/3 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34345, Turkey
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Ranked #27 of 398 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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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This tour is the answer for those wanting a peak at the real Istanbul. Of course Aya Sophia, the museums, and mosques are all fabulous. But that's not everyday Istanbul. If you want to know how people there live, how they eat, where they live, what they really do, then this tour is for you. My partner and I were... More

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The "Other Tour" is one of the most worthwhile travel activities available. Over a 12-14 hour day these three young men offer experiences that allowed me to feel very fortunate. We visited a real elementary school and interacted with young Turkish students.. We ate lunch at the home of one of the guides. A Turkish bath was included. We saw... More

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Friends recommended this tour which they had done a little over a year ago. We were extremely jazzed by the descriptions from our friends and the website. Warning: This tour is not for everyone and could be so much more. We were in a very small group with just two other people. The morning was with Fetik and then we... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The tour is exactly what it says it is-a glimpse into the "other" Istanbul. Not the sights and attractions, but rather the people and the parts of the city not listed in tour guide books. My tour became a party of one plus Fethi because the other 4 people had cancelled the night before. Regardless, I got to see Boshorus... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This tour is a great tour, but not for everybody. It is a long day, from 9:00 in the morning until (for us) midnight. With this tour you will see Istanbul from a non tourist aspect, non of the typical tourist spots, be prepared to see, and hear about the for good, and maybe ugly side of Istanbul. The guides... More

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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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