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Withlocals

Istanbul, Turkey
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About Withlocals
Experience Istanbul like a local. We offer a wide range of private tours in Istanbul. Discover the hidden gems of Istanbul with one of our private guides.
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Tick off two of Istanbul's most renowned landmarks on this private, double-duty tour, which makes stops at the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Enjoy a half-day of in-depth sightseeing with your own personal guide, covering the highlights without the crowds. Tours include stops for a sampling of tasty treats along the way.
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from $36.07
This family-friendly tour of Istanbul caters to kids with games and a treasure hunt along the route. Highlights include the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, Gulhane Park, and Galata Tower. The tour ends at a local coffee shop that doubles as a jewelry designer’s workshop.
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Waiting in an airport for your next flight is never fun, especially when you have the chance to explore the beautiful Istanbul. Why not choose your favorite local and drive into the city for a personalized layover tour? Hop in the car, and you’ll be in the city in no time! Your local host will make sure you make it back in time for your next flight.
From the fascinating Hippodrome to the gorgeous gardens of Topkapi Palace, there is so much you can see in Istanbul! Whatever your preferences, your local host can create a personalized plan for you to fill up as much time as you can spare; they know how to make every second count!
Below are a few of the more popular things to do and places to visit, just let your local host know what you have in mind. Whether it’s a quick city tour or a delicious food tour, just hop in the car and they’ll take you wherever you wish to go!
Dull layovers are a thing of the past, let a local create your perfect Istanbul experience.
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from $222.08
Get an insiders look to one of the most beautiful cultural gems in Istanbul: Hagia Sophia. From Roman church to a mosque, and now a museum, this is a highlights with plenty of stories inside its walls. Discover it together with a local and uncover its secrets on this exclusive private tour.
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from $23.67
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Ready for a cultural awakening? Step into the beautiful Blue Mosque and check out a palace to see how every culture celebrates its beliefs in Istanbul. And for the local touch: enjoy a tasty pastry & have some tea. Get ready to be enlightened and come with a desire to discover!
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Aysegul was excellent.   Very food knowledgeable (she is a pastry chef) and very personable and friendly.   She had nice style explaining what we were eating as we walked and stopped at many spots along the way - pastries, pide/pizza, durum, coffee, cheese, baklava to name a view....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was by myself andhad just 8 hours to visit Istanbul and,since there is a lot to see,i was looking for a tour. I did not know about the chance to visit with a local person but i read the reviews and all of them...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Simò C
Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

Benoit is a very friendly host. He welcomed us with a great smile, he is very positive and shared with us secret corners of the city, that we would have never been discovered by ourselves. He is not only a very passionate and knowledgeable host,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank BridgetJ104
Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

If you want to experience something different and good in Istanbul, you should take this along the Asian coast with beautiful views from different spots. I recommend this for anyone who would like to spend nice 4 hours with perfect guide Riccardo.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Peter S
Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

My partner and I visited from Australia and were so grateful to have met Alper (nick name Alp), he's such a genuine guy and we love how he's pulled the tour together! This tour is a cultural walk and the word 'alternative' is perfect. Alp...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

My 8-hour walking tour with Benoit was fantastic! Benoit has a wealth of knowledge about Istanbul and it's culture, history, people and architecture - and was the perfect host and guide. I recommend anyone who's looking for a tour to go with Benoit.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

It is the first time to visit Istanbul for me and my friend! And this experience is going to be one of the most memorable moments for us! We had a very pleasure dinner and time with Oguz's family. They are very welcome and friendly...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

Ugur was prompt, personable and patient! He guided a group of ten of us including six teens around the historic district. He managed the timing perfectly for a whistle-stop tour, and kept us entertained with his historical knowledge, cultural and personal anecdotes. He also kindly...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AnnaK17126
Reviewed July 1, 2019

This tour is definitely worth it! For the food, for the laughs, for the interesting facts about the culture and the city. Aysegul is very charming, explained a lot of interesting things and facts and definitely made our morning an indescribable experience :) I recommend...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 28, 2019

We gave Diana a bit of a challenge for our shopping tour . We had specific requests for her to find us materials to complete our Bathroom Renovation needs. Four years ago we purchased a hammam basin and Iznik tiles while in Istanbul and were...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Hi, I've been many times in Istanbul. It's hard to move with wheel chair in Istanbul and the public transportation will be a great challenge because mostly it is full. Istanbul is everything except flat. My advise will be... More
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