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Istanbul Through the Eyes of A Local

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 33 reviews.Fatih, Turkey

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Experience hosted by Ahmet

4 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

At the first place, we'll meet in Beyazıt Tram Station to take you to show my favorite mosque in the city, Süleymaniye.
Then we'll march to Grand Bazaar, largest in the world. You'll have time to shop and examine inside. Feel free to bargain now that you got me ;).
When we’re done, we’ll start walking in side streets of the bazaar and to Sultanahmet Square.

Next step, the best part will be to visit beatiful Hagia Sophia Mosque where I also worked in it in the past. I can say that I’ve been in it dozen of times yet each time feels me the first!

Our tour’ll continue to other parts of Historical Peninsula. We'll even visit Egyptian Bazaar just to smell. You’ll love it!
We cross the Galata Bridge and move to Galata Tower, and İstiklal Street. Even to watch Galata fells you enough!
During our way on Istiklal Street you’re to experience the most assertive points of Istanbul. Yet, it will be enriched with surprises all our way around the city, and make sure you will be well satisfied. Our tour takes at least 4 hours with full of beauties Istanbul possess.

(If you'd like to, we can go see Assian side of the city.)

Make sure during our trip, you will discover some hidden places, corners, and tastes that you cannot encounter when you seek by your own. This is why you’d better have an Istanbuller with you.
This isn't a prof tour but a local company with all these exp below!
At the first place, we'll meet in Beyazıt Tram Station to take you to show my favorite mosque in the city, Süleymaniye.
Then we'll march to Grand Bazaar, largest in the world. You'll have time to shop and examine inside. Feel free to bargain now that you got me ;).
When we’re done, we’ll start walking in side streets of the bazaar and to Sultanahmet Square.

Next step, the best part will be to visit beatiful Hagia Sophia Mosqu…

Ahmet's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    I have a little surprise on our way for you. I wish all my guests feel full...
  • Drinks
    One of the best and most original Turkish coffee experience is waiting for...
From ﺩ.ﺇ83
/ person
Sat, Aug 15
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
ﺩ.ﺇ103 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ103 per person
Sun, Aug 16
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
ﺩ.ﺇ103 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ103 per person
Sun, Aug 16
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
ﺩ.ﺇ103 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ103 per person

Meet your host, Ahmet

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 33 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hey there!

Let’s get ready for a trip through the eyes of a local. I am an Istanbuller and very willing to make you familiar with this city, in any features it has.

What this trip offers you is a tour and guidance around the city with even specific places you want to go, in a sincere and friendly concept. I am not a professional guide so you’ll be able to catch a more outgoing relationship with me and Istanbul. I am 22 years old university student. My purpose is to remain my life by doing what I love, meeting new people and showing them my city. You are not my ‘clients’ but my lovely guests as I might have been yours in a past time.

You will be able to benefit your trip as much as possible since you are guided by a local who makes sure you won’t leave the city without seeing the best parts. No swindled, no waste of time, no misguidin
Hey there!

Let’s get ready for a trip through the eyes of a local. I am an Istanbuller and very willing to make you familiar with this city, in any features it has.

What this trip offers you is a tour and guidance around the city with even specific places you want to go, in a sincere and friendly concept. I am not a professional guide so you’ll be able to catch a more outgoing relationship with me and Istanbul. I am 22 years old university student. My purpose is to remain…
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Where you'll be

We'll start with Süleymaniye Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Sultanahmet Square. Then move to Topkapı's outer garden to Gülhane Park.
Then we will walk around the way to Taksim through Gülhane, Sirkeci and Eminönü.
We'll visit Galata Tower afterwards..
Then İstiklal Street and Taksim Square will be introduced while covering side streets, hidden, unknown and quieter places that you would definitely want to get lost in there.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 33 reviews.

Christofer
August 2020
I had the best time with Ahmet, it was great to have someone like him show me around amazing places in istanbul, he is full of amazing information about each place and it felt like talking to a friend very good experience and I will love to do it again :)
I had the best time with Ahmet, it was great to have someone like him show me around amazing places in istanbul, he is full of amazing information about each place and it felt like…
Terence
March 2020
You cld feel the love and passion Ahmet has for Istanbul! He was very accommodating and was able to share insights I would have not known.
Weeteck
March 2020
Thoughtful, friendly, engaging young man who has a deep passion for his city, his religion and sharing his world with guests. I had to cut short my experience because jet lag was kicking in. Would have loved to continue on. So moral of the story: If you’re booking this for the day of your arrival, make sure you’re pumped full of caffeine!
Thoughtful, friendly, engaging young man who has a deep passion for his city, his religion and sharing his world with guests. I had to cut short my experience because jet lag was…
Abdelhak
March 2020
We were lucky to book him, we learned a lot from him , and absolutely it was a great experience and definitely I would recommend him .
Laura
March 2020
Ahmet was the best he is very patient friendly and really helpful my experience with him was amazing we went to the grand bazar and he help me negotiated the prices, he also showed me the best stores in the bazar. Thank very much really my day was amazing thanks to you
Ahmet was the best he is very patient friendly and really helpful my experience with him was amazing we went to the grand bazar and he help me negotiated the prices, he also showed…
Mars
March 2020
Ahemt is young but very bright and full of energy. His passion for Turkish culture and history is very evident through his speech. He is an open book willing to share personal insights as well, which I really enjoyed. He is willing to cater to your specific expectations as well, so I’m sure each tour is different. Go on this tour if you merely want to spend some time with a local and learn a lot along the way. I recommend it.
Ahemt is young but very bright and full of energy. His passion for Turkish culture and history is very evident through his speech. He is an open book willing to share personal insi…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

This trip will last a couple of hours and make sure we can arrange when and what time. Enough to contact me.

What to bring

Don't you forget to put your sneakers on!