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Istanbul: Book a Local Friend

Product ID: 125174
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Discover Istanbul as you would if you were staying with a friend who lived there. With a like-minded local host by your side, explore the best known attractions as well as a few secret local spots along the way.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration 2 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Turkish, English

Pickup included

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  • Meet a like-minded local who loves showing visitors around Istanbul
  • See the sites that interest you most and discover new ones
  • Get lots of valuable advice about other things to see and do
Full description
Join a local host to wander through the city, discovering the main tourist sites as well as the hidden local gems along the way, just as you would if it was a friend who was showing you around and knew exactly what you’d be interested in seeing.

Follow the unique route which your local host has designed specifically to take in your chosen attractions, as well as including a few secret spots that you wouldn’t find in a guidebook. Your local host will also advise you of the best way to spend the following days of your trip, allowing you to discover other areas of Istanbul that you will love and give you recommendations for other spots in the city. 

When you book this private tour, you’ll be contacted within 24-hours with some questions about your preferences and interests so you can be matched with a like-minded local host. Keeping in mind your personal preferences, your host will prepare a customized itinerary. If, during the tour, you feel like making some changes, or if your local believes there’s something in particular you might enjoy, this private itinerary will be flexible.
  • Private and personalized experience
  • 2, 4, 6 or 8-hours with a local host
  • Pick-up from your accommodation (within a reasonable distance)
  • Walking experience (other transport can be arranged for an additional cost)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Tours are fully personalized so any additional requirements such as tickets, transportation and food and drinks can be arranged for an additional cost
• Private groups are normally no larger than 6 persons (if your group is larger, please indicate this so suitable arrangements can be made)
• Please book at least 72-hours in advance so you can have the best experience

From £50 per person