Ditch the guidebook! Wouldn’t it be great to have a local friend show you around the city instead? Let our Istanbul expert take you off the tourist trail to their favourite spots, share their city secrets, and give you the insider scoop on local life in Istanbul. There’s no better way to get to know the neighbourhood!
Byzantium, New Rome, Constantinople… the city on the Bosphorus has held a lot of identities over the centuries, but one thing hasn’t changed — how charming and wonderful Istanbul is! But we know it can be overwhelming to know where to go, what to do and how to find anything that's not already listed in a guidebook. In this two-hour experience, we want to share our city with you: what makes it different and special and how to feel like a local while you are there. Ideal for your day of arrival or very beginning of your trip, whether it's your first visit or your fifth, our City Insider series is designed to orient you to the neighborhood you are staying in, as well as the city itself.