Istanbul: book a local host

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On a personalised and private experience, discover the real Istanbul with a Local Host, exploring the city on an itinerary totally customised to your interests, needs and wishes! Whether you want to get off the beaten path and discover some quirky local neighbourhoods or tick the famous sights and landmarks off your bucket list, your Local Host will introduce you to the very best of their city. Discover the best places to see, eat, drink...
On a personalised and private experience, discover the real Istanbul with a Local Host, exploring the city on an itinerary totally customised to your interests, needs and wishes! Whether you want to get off the beaten path and discover some quirky local neighbourhoods or tick the famous sights and landmarks off your bucket list, your Local Host will introduce you to the very best of their city. Discover the best places to see, eat, drink and explore, loved by locals for a totally authentic touch. You'll experience Istanbul just as if you were visiting an old friend who lived there, so ditch the guidebook and live like a local for the day!
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Itinerary Details

How does it work? 

Join a like-minded Local Host to explore a neighbourhood in Istanbul, discovering hidden local gems as well as the city highlights, through a local lens of course!

Explore the most iconic sights in Istanbul like the Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace and the Archaeology museums. Your Local Host will also be able to show you some of the city's hidden gems and local favourites too. 

Stop to refuel at one of your Local Host’s favourite eateries, cafes or street food markets; a handpicked place that suits your preferences, budget, and dietary requirements. 

As well as visiting the places you most want to see, stop by local spots and places of interest along the way to get an authentic insight into local life in Istanbul.

Your Local Host will also advise you on the best way to spend the following days of your trip, allowing you to discover...
How does it work? 

Join a like-minded Local Host to explore a neighbourhood in Istanbul, discovering hidden local gems as well as the city highlights, through a local lens of course!

Explore the most iconic sights in Istanbul like the Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace and the Archaeology museums. Your Local Host will also be able to show you some of the city's hidden gems and local favourites too. 

Stop to refuel at one of your Local Host’s favourite eateries, cafes or street food markets; a handpicked place that suits your preferences, budget, and dietary requirements. 

As well as visiting the places you most want to see, stop by local spots and places of interest along the way to get an authentic insight into local life in Istanbul.

Your Local Host will also advise you on the best way to spend the following days of your trip, allowing you to discover other areas of Istanbul that you will love and revealing other hidden gems that they know you’ll love. 

Experience Highlights
* Spend a day with a Local Host who will create an experience that's fully customised to your interests and what you'd most like to see 
* See Istanbul iconic attractions or off the beaten path spots 
* Get a unique insider’s perspective as you explore Istanbul's best attractions 
* Discover the highlights of the area or neighbourhood that you explore
* See the real Istanbul that you wouldn't find in a guidebook
* Eat and drink like a local at and grab some street food or head to a food hall like the locals do at lunchtime
* Get tips and tricks from your Local Host for other areas to explore

Important Details

Included
  • Authentic local insider knowledge
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • 3 - 8 hours with a Local Host
  • 100% Private and personalised experience
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
Not Included
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
İstanbul, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered
Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting point details with you. We can arrange pick up from hotels and other locations in the centre of the city. Your meeting point must be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance. This is a walking experience, so your host will meet you on foot.

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Istanbul 6 Hrs 1/10/2019 - 12/31/2023
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Istanbul 3 Hrs 1/10/2019 - 12/31/2023
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Istanbul 4 Hrs 1/10/2019 - 12/31/2023
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Istanbul 8 Hrs 1/10/2019 - 12/31/2023
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • After booking, you will receive a short questionnaire, so you’ll be able to tell us more about your interests and preferences. Based on your responses you’ll be matched with a like-minded Local Host
  • Meeting Point
  • Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.