Private tour

Istanbul: Book a Local Friend

Istanbul: Book a Local Friend

Activity provider: City Unscripted
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From US$ 93.64 US$ 70.23 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Turkish, English
Private group


  • Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests and personality
  • 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.  You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. 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)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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

Product ID: 125174