Istanbul Local Sights Tour

Istanbul Local Sights
 Istanbul Local Sights Tour

Discover the off-the-beaten paths of the Istanbul local tour, followed by your expert private guide in Istanbul, on the full-day Istanbul Local Sights Tour. Join the Istanbul Circle Tours.

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Istanbul Off-the-beaten-path Tour

Are you ready to explore Istanbul with our local guides off the beaten path? Do not take breakfast at your hotel because we are starting the day with an amazing Turkish breakfast which hotels do not provide. This tour is for individuals who are passionate about experiencing local life, residents, streets, and Istanbul districts.

Are you curious about the daily activities, diet, or employment locations of the Turkish people? Local sites differ from tourist destinations. You can explore various neighborhoods to find the answers you seek. Our tour guides, who have been living in Istanbul for many years, designed this local sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

They can inform tourists about some of the city’s most fascinating districts because they have lived there and want to experience the city. We are finalizing the Istanbul off-the-beaten-path Tour with a Turkish Bath (hammam).

With our carefully chosen local guide, you will discover:

The European and Asian sides have the most intriguing neighborhoods.
The real local street food from the vendors we chose
The local residents’ daily lives are all around them as they work or shop in places like neighborhood markets and seafood markets.

Details of the Istanbul Local Sights Tour

On the Istanbul Local Sights Tour, we will walk for 8 to 10 kilometers to get to know the city better.

We advise you to put on comfy shoes.

In order to provide better service during the tour, we travel in groups of no more than 10.

Meeting Point

At your hotel

Meeting Time

at 08:30 a.m

Price Includes

  • Local tour guide
  • Special Turkish breakfast
  • Off-the-beaten-path of Istanbul
  • 10 notably different eateries and cuisines, with extensive tastes in each
  • Public transport
  • A day full of culinary, cultural, historical, and personal experiences, as well as an insider’s perspective on Istanbul from a resident
  • Turkish Bath
  • Private van

Price Excludes

  • Alcoholic Beverage
  • Any personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide

Istanbul Local Sights Tour Price



Starts from

$465 for 1 Person

$535 for 2 People

$605 for 3 People

$675 for 4 People

$745 for 5 People

$815 for 6 People

$885 for 7 People

$955 for 8 People

$1035 for 9 People

$1115 for 10 People

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    Frequently Asked Questions About The Istanbul Local Sights Tour

    Q: What is the Istanbul Local Sights Tour?

    A: The Istanbul Local Sights Tour is a half-day guided tour of the city’s most famous landmarks and sights, led by a local guide. The tour provides a comprehensive introduction to the city’s history, culture, and heritage and offers an intimate and personalized experience of Istanbul.


    Q: What is included in the Istanbul Local Sights Tour?

    A: The Istanbul Local Sights Tour typically includes visits to Istanbul’s local neighborhoods, such as Kadikoy, Uskudar, Balat, and Fener, as well as other iconic landmarks in the city. The tour also includes insights and recommendations from your local guide about the city’s local experiences, such as traditional Turkish cuisine and shopping.


    Q: What is the duration of the Istanbul Local Sights Tour?

    A: The Istanbul Local Sights Tour is a full-day tour, typically lasting 8 hours.


    Q: How many people can participate in the Istanbul Local Sights Tour?

    A: The Istanbul Local Sights Tour is typically a private tour, with the size of the group limited to your party. This allows for a more personalized experience and the ability to adjust the tour itinerary to suit your interests.


    Q: What is the cost of the Istanbul Local Sights Tour?

    A: The cost of the Istanbul Local Sights Tour varies depending on the size of your group. It is recommended to contact us for the services.


    Q: What should I bring on the Istanbul Local Sights Tour?

    A: It is recommended to bring comfortable walking shoes, a camera, and a hat or sunscreen if the weather is sunny. You may also want to bring some Turkish lira for snacks, drinks, and souvenirs.


    Q: Can the Istanbul Local Sights Tour be customized to suit my interests?

    A: Yes, the Istanbul Local Sights Tour is typically a private tour, and your local guide can tailor the itinerary to suit your interests and preferences. This allows you to focus on the landmarks and sights that you are most interested in and to spend more time at the places that you find most fascinating.

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