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Full Coverage Istanbul Private City Tour provided by Withlocals

Full Coverage Istanbul Private City Tour

Full Coverage Istanbul Private City Tour
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About
Checkmark from your travel bucket list the main spots of the city on an extended tour of Istanbul and get to know the city like the back of your hand. All you have to do is trust your local guide, they got you and will show the best of their city. Your local guide has a jam-packed itinerary full of history, culture, stories, and sights. See must-sees of the city, plus get current recommendations about local hot spots, family owned eateries, and up and coming districts of Istanbul you must pay a visit. Yes, this tour is the city guide that will help you enjoy Istanbul in the best way possible. Withlocals Full Coverage City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 24380P521
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Local Snack
  • Entrance Mawlawi house
  • 1 local drink or snack
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Extra food and drinks
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Sultanahmet Square, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet Parkı No:2, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey In front of the German Fountain in Sultanahmet Square, the Hippodrome
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Local Snack
  • Entrance Mawlawi house
  • 1 local drink or snack
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Extra food and drinks
Departure details
  • Sultanahmet Square, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet Parkı No:2, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey In front of the German Fountain in Sultanahmet Square, the Hippodrome
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sultanahmet Square
    Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet Parkı No:2, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    In front of the German Fountain in Sultanahmet Square, the Hippodrome
    See address & details
  • 1
    German Fountain
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 5
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 6
    Free Tea Garden
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 7
    Karakoy Rihtim
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 8
    Galata Tower
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 9
    Galata Mevlevi Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 10
    Kadikoy Carsisi
    Stop: 60 minutes
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angeline n
5 contributions
Enjoy Turkey!
Sep 2020
It is good that our first Turkey friend is Ugur. He is always smiling and share a lot of information. We did the tour with Ugur when we first landed Istanbul. Hence, it gives me a wide perspective on Istanbul and this helped us in my planning to visit the area on our own. Ugur still responded to my queries on Istanbul (particularly on transportation) even after the private tour ended.
Written May 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David W
2 contributions
Istanbul
Nov 2020
I had the most amazing experience with Ugur touring Istanbul. I was traveling solo and only had 3 days in town, my decision to book Ugar for 2 of those days to show me around his city could not hv been any better. Ugur was AMAZING! Great communication before my arrival to find out my interests, ability etc. Ugur met me at my hotel and ensured I returned safely on both days. We had great conversations during our tour. He was very friendly, funny and of course, he was very well experienced in the history. I learned so much thanks to Ugur and I for sure want to go back to Istanbul for another holiday. It truly was a pleasure spending the 2 days touring with him. Ugur is definitely one of the best guides Istanbul has to offer. Highly recommend and will hire me again as my guide on my next trip!
Written May 19, 2021
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Camper273228
4 contributions
Amazing!
Jun 2020
We spent a day touring Istanbul with Ugur in September 2018. We were a group of 5. Ugur has deep knowledge of the city and patiently answered our questions as we repeatedly interrupted each other with a barrage of requests. His English is perfect. We recommend using a guide to tour Istanbul since it is affordable and quite helpful to navigate the different sites, and to understand what you're seeing. And if you're planning to use a guide, I have to imagine that Ugur is one of the best. In addition to knowledge and patience, Ugur is fun to be with. It was a pleasure spending the day with him.
Written May 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shane
2 contributions
Excellent
Jan 2021 • Family
Esra, what a lovely lady. A very knowledgeable tour guide that is passionate about history. You come away from the tour not only educated about the sites you visit but with a feel of the culture and customs of Istanbul and its inhabitants. Highly recommend you request Esra as you will get the most out of the tour (January 2019)
Written May 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

P K
Louisville, KY5 contributions
Great activity for the first day in Istanbul
Aug 2020
We visited Istanbul in the summer of 2019 but I am reposting this review as tourism opens back up post-COVID. We expected a good tour from Esra having read earlier reviews, but we did not realize her depth of knowledge of the history of Istanbul and Turkey. With some history buffs in our group, we learned much more than we expected. As a retired architect, my husband was very interested in the detailed information Esra provided on the architects who were responsible for much of the historical architecture. We scheduled our walking tour for our first full day in Istanbul, which was a great idea because Esra helped us get oriented to the major historical sites and Grand Bazaar. She also recommended restaurants and educated us about Turkish Delight (and led us to a great vendor). Thank you, Esra, for a great first experience in Istanbul, and with Withlocals!
Written May 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jeff D
Las Vegas, NV4 contributions
West meets East
Nov 2020 • Solo
Had a fun tour with Esra. She is a quite knowledgeable and passionate historian. She also seems to know everyone in town! Tried a restaurant she recommended and the food and service were terrific. Esra is flexible and will work with your interests. Thanks again for a fantastic experience. Trip was Nov 2019.
Written May 17, 2021
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brendan k
Calgary, Canada3 contributions
Day trip
Oct 2020 • Solo
Very friendly and knowledgeable. You can see and hear her passion for her country. Great insights into the history and current politics. She gave me great recommendations for food (she’s a foodie) and places to see and things to do. She is a licensed tour guide and has online tickets ready, the lines can be very long so it’s good you can skip most of them with her. Tickets to the museums not included so budget for that
Written May 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jill W
Chicago, IL13 contributions
Esra is the BEST
I had the most amazing day with Esra. We went all day from 9-5pm and loved every minute. Esra was extremely knowledgeable and took me to some hidden gems that tourists never find. She was accommodating and made great suggestions for shopping, food and the best Hammam! I highly recommend hiring Esra to show you the best of Istanbul!
Written May 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jennyk817
Palo Alto, CA4 contributions
Amazing day with family
Jun 2020 • Family
Esra was wonderful! First of all, she was on time at our meeting area, plus she was able to accommodate my family's different expectations within the 3.5 hour tour. We were with our two jetlagged kids (9yr and 11yr old), my husband wanted to learn about the history of the Turkey, and I wanted to know where to go to buy best Turkish delights, apple tea, Turkish ceremics. I also wanted to feed the children durum in istanbul. Esra was very flexible in the itinerary, and changed her plans upon hearing what we wanted to accomplish (She originally wanted to bring us to Topaki Palace). She's very passionate about to history, and good with children. We ended up learning about Constantinople, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, importance of 1923, Cistern, Grand Bazaar. We highly recommend Esra, and would not hesitate to have her take us to explore a different area of Istanbul
Written May 17, 2021
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Katarina Ö
1 contribution
See Istanbul with local eyes!
Oct 2020 • Friends
Emre, thank you for your beautiful special view to Istanbul! We were so excited and impressed of your tour and I would recommend it to everyone, who wants to know what Istanbul is for locals! You showed us the best spots to see, taste, smell and feel Istanbul of its best side! Thanks a lot I hope we will see us again! Hosca kal!
Written May 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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annie_vc2000
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Easy going, fun and super friendly!
Alper was amazing!!!! Super kind friendly and accommodating. As 3 female travels we felt at ease abs very well take
annie_vc2000
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Great way to see the old City
Ayfer was absolutely great, very knowledgeable and helpful. She provides very good food options and shopping choic
cnb7
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Friendly and knowledgeable
Our family loved the tours we had with Ayfer. She is very sociable and had good advice on other travel consideratio
Williamsan23
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Best tour ever
As an avid traveler I normally pride myself on being able to find the not so touristy spots. I spend many hours doi
sameraS2413BN
sameraS2413BN
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BEST TASTIN TOUR IN ISTANBUL
We did the tasting tour with Ceren (me and my 10 and 11 years old Boys), It was the best tour we had in Istanbul.
Z1468XYgeorges
Z1468XYgeorges
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Special food tour
Definitely recommend this as a special food experience as well as a nice tour of neighborhoods. There was a good va
lelandmont
lelandmont
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A terrific Guide for an Amazing City
We had only two days to explore Istanbul on our recent holiday, and a friend had recommended With Locals for person
Kaohuii
Kaohuii
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Fun way to explore the old city
We had a great time to Apo while visiting so many different places in the old town area: Topkapi palace, Ayasofia,
606ors
606ors
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Amazing tour and an awesome tour guide
The food was great. The company was awesome. Emre is a great guide and really cares about the tour. He spent double
Joshua_winter
Joshua_winter
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Excellent tour!
Neshlihan was a fantastic tour guide for the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the surrounding area. Friendly, kno
Getaway775617
Getaway775617
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Shopping in Istanbul.
We walked w. Alina down streets and in shops that we would not have known or found on our own. We were able to shop
999leop
999leop
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Life lessons from history with the best local guide
Abdullah is a story teller. Sat beneath the magestic dome of the Hagia Sophia he told tales from prehistoric, bronz
Roder19891
Roder19891
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Amazing tour in alternative Istanbul
Alper is a cool, knowledgable and dedicated guide who manages to create a very chill & comfortable experience durin
I5386CQrachelr
I5386CQrachelr
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Delicious, and full of hidden gems
As food lovers with a limited amount of time in Istanbul we were immediately drawn to this tour, and it did not dis
I5386CQrachelr
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Perfect in every way
We spent an amazing day exploring Istanbul with Kadir. He was so incredibly friendly and helpful throughout the day
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