Istanbul Through the Eyes of A Local

Beyoğlu, Turkey

Experience hosted by Ahmet

5 hours, Hosted in English
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.
Super storytelling
Guests say this Host tells great stories.

What you'll do

You are done with the historical parts, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and now do you want to hang out like a local outside of the old town? Well, then it is time to book your day with me! I offer to introduce you the lesser known sights and facts of Istanbul and even want to make you an Istanbuller by end of the day.

I have specialized my tour just for those who want to know the true face of Istanbul including its history, culture, tradition, and tips for the local life.

We start the day by enjoying the best Turkish coffee in the city where I tell you everything about our caffeinated elixir, its history, and tips to make it correctly. We spend one fourth of our time in a coffee house so if this sounds exciting, this experience is just your 'cup of coffee!'

Our route covers a long walking tour around Taksim, Beşiktaş on the European side, and Kadıköy on the Asian side. Once we walk through Beşiktaş's most delightful streets, palaces, mosques and pay a visit to its marketplace, then we will hop on a ferry and switch continents, because, this is what we do here on a daily basis: switching the continents! Well, what else can I say more? Welcome to Istanbul in advance!

Overall, if you are looking for a host whom you also wish to build personal relations and even to become good friends then I am your guy, because this is ‘Istanbul Through the Eyes of A Local’ you’re looking at now!
You are done with the historical parts, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and now do you want to hang out like a local outside of the old town? Well, then it is time to book your day with me! I offer to introduce you the lesser known sights and facts of Istanbul and even want to make you an Istanbuller by end of the day.

I have specialized my tour just for those who want to know the true face of Istanbul including its history, culture, tradit…

What's included

  • Food
    Along the way, I'll make sure you are full of energy for our marathon. To d...
  • Drinks
    Before we get started, I'd like us to get to know each other well before sp...

Meet your Host, Ahmet

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 134 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hey there, it's Ahmet, your family's Airbnb guy! Welcome to Istanbul in advance!

I am a 23 years old student&experience host, and have been hosting guests on Airbnb since 2019. Over the past four years, ​I have had some substantial travel experience and have taken part in quite many different occasions in tourism&guest experiences that I can boldly say, I am one of the most experienced hosts you can find on this platform.
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Moreover, I am also a traveler like you, and thanks to this business, I have already visited 19 countries.

I have two more experiences on Airbnb and if you want to expand your time with me, don't miss to check them out just by visiting my profile!

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Hey there, it's Ahmet, your family's Airbnb guy! Welcome to Istanbul in advance!

I am a 23 years old student&experience host, and have been hosting guests on Airbnb since 2019. Over the past four years, ​I have had some substantial travel experience and have taken part in quite many different occasions in tourism&guest experiences that I can boldly say, I am one of the most experienced hosts you can find on this platform.
Advertising Istanbul is what I've specialized myself for…
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Where you'll be

We'll start by having a cup of Turkish coffee in Taksim, in the best coffee shop of city and storage energy for a long marathon.
Then we'll walk through Beşiktaş and the most beautiful walking trail in the city.
Next we'll take a look at the local center of Beşiktaş, where is a great spot for youngs to have a proper fun.
We'll take a ferry and cross to the Asian side.
Our destination will be Kadıköy, another fancy district for us locals.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 134 reviews.

Viola
October 2021
We had a wonderful time, Ahmet is a very good story teller, we learned a lot during this little adventure. Istanbul is a fantastic city. I highly recommend.
Taz
October 2021
This was my second tour with Ahmet Awesome experience, exploring the local streets, local bakeries and markets and learning about the local life and its history. As well delivering and hosting Ahmet showed a keen interest in the life and culture of his guests. Though we a mix group, Ahmet gave everyone attention a a personalised service. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Istanbul and would like to see the local life!!
Francesca
October 2021
Such a good walking tour, highly recommend! The tour takes you through different regions of the city, helping you understand the different characters of this amazing city. We went to places we would have never otherwise found on our own and will certainly be booking another tour with Ahmet when we return to Istanbul. We were left with such a positive impression of the city and, really, you can’t ask for any more from a walking tour. Book it!
Matthew
October 2021
Hugely informative and varied tour with Ahmet who is very friendly, patient and jovial. We would absolutely recommend this tour to explore Istanbul.
Raquel
October 2021
What a fantastic experience!! We learned so much about Turkish history and culture, as well as details about the specific areas we toured. Ahmet has a real gift for narration and he was really thoughtful and helpful, going through extra mile to assist us in getting back to our starting point! We highly recommend this tour!! I’d give it 10 stars if I could!
Марина
October 2021
I booked this experience actually without any expectation. And I was immensely impressed! The walk was great: we saw a completely different city. Ahmed knows the city and provided us with lots of new places to visit. I recommend booking this experience to enjoy Istanbul from another point of view.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 5 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

We are going to walk a substantial distance. Please make sure your outfit is compatible.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.