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Name of Love : ISTANBUL

1 reviewÜsküdar, Turkey

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Experience hosted by Akif

5.5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will start our tour by first meeting and getting to know one another. We will then drink some Turkish coffee at Kadiköy across the ferry port.

After, how about wondering through the streets of Kadiköy? Once we arrive at the bull statue, we can take pictures with it like we are matadors (Bull wrestlers). We will then walk through Artists’ Streets and through the streets of umbrellas also streets of bars. We will then move onto see Kadiköy's historical red train. You will admire the historical streets.

Next up is the most beautiful beach of Kadiköy, Moda Beach, and have a quick tour there as well. By now I believe you all must have become hungry. So how about we eat Kadiköy’s unforgettable Mussel Dolma and Kokoreç.

Now comes Üsküdar where it waits for us to first visit the Maidens Tower. So that is what we will exactly do. Drinking Turkish tea whilst watching the Maidens Tower will definitely make you fall in love with this city.

Now let's start exploring by first visiting the historical and colourful houses at Kuzguncuk. You should also make sure to take a photograph for an Instagram post. Straight after we will head to Kuleli and Çengelköy. Straight after we will head to Kuleli and Çengelköy. If you would like we can go Beylerbeyi Palace.
After all we will see Beşiktaş .

Most Importantly, whilst our tour you will never feel like a tourist as ‘you are now one of us”
We will start our tour by first meeting and getting to know one another. We will then drink some Turkish coffee at Kadiköy across the ferry port.

After, how about wondering through the streets of Kadiköy? Once we arrive at the bull statue, we can take pictures with it like we are matadors (Bull wrestlers). We will then walk through Artists’ Streets and through the streets of umbrellas also streets of bars. We will then move onto see K…

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What's included

  • Food
    Traditional Turkish Food that name is “Borek”
  • Drinks
    A traditional Turkish Coffe in front of the Maiden’s Tower that place is on...
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/ person
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Meet your host, Akif

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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Hey there !!

Get ready for a trip through the eyes of a local. " Being a local people "
that means knowing every smell of the city. I've been living, working and studying in this city and I am very willing to get lost in this city with you.

Do not see me as a tour guide because my mainly purpose is communicate new poeople in this perspective you are not as a client to me you will be friend with me. I will organize a tour for you and we will explore every hidden place in this city as a friend. Money is not my first reason thats why you will be a really important guests to me.

“ How about you partner me up with your dreams about the city?“

By the way last year I've been the United Kingdom and I worked in the İstanbul Airport in tourist department thats why I know " what a tourist need and how to be satisfied".
Hey there !!

Get ready for a trip through the eyes of a local. " Being a local people "
that means knowing every smell of the city. I've been living, working and studying in this city and I am very willing to get lost in this city with you.

Do not see me as a tour guide because my mainly purpose is communicate new poeople in this perspective you are not as a client to me you will be friend with me. I will organize a tour for you and we will explore every hidden place…
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Where you'll be

Kadiköy is the one of the busiest business districts of the city and is also a place you can enjoy yourself. The bull statue, Artists’ Street and the graffities are a must-see place in Istanbul.

There are thousands of reasons why you can Üsküdar and The Maidens Tower. The historical and colourful houses at Kuzguncuk are going to fill you with joy.

Maybe we can feel like a Sultan in Beylerbeyi Palaca.

Exactly we are gonna get lost in Besiktas.

1 review

Lucy
July 2019
Great experience, I would recommend it to anyone who has already seen the historical and touristy peninsula, and wants to discover the unexplored (but not less beautiful) side of Istanbul with genuine feel of Turkish culture. You will visit charming, picturesque places where locals go (I hardly saw any tourists) , try tasty food and drinks, all with pleasant company. Akif is not only friendly and open, but also very intelligent person that has extensive knowledge about cultures, politics, history and much more. With Akif you won't run out of things to talk about.😁 Thank you very much, I really felt like a local. 👍😊
Great experience, I would recommend it to anyone who has already seen the historical and touristy peninsula, and wants to discover the unexplored (but not less beautiful) side of I…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Tour gonna be "totally private". If my guests want to change time or our route we can change them according to their wishes.