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Bohemian/Asian Istanbul Walking Tour
!!! I am the first Airbnb experience host in Istanbul:) !!!All of my tour is outside so we can less worry about Covid. !!! This is NOT a professional tour in which only historical information is delivered. It is an experience in which you will feel the area like I feel. Kadıköy is the name of the neighborhood of the district, a residential and commercial area that, with its numerous bars, cinemas and bookshops, is the cultural and art center of the Asian side of Istanbul. We will meet in Kadıköy and will be using Nostalgic Tram to see around. We will be tasting great street food (mussel dolma, fried mussel, kokoreç, Turkish beer, baklava) in Kadıköy open bazaar where locals eat and shopping . Then I will show you murals, antique flea market, historical neighbourhoods and local life by walking. I am a sociologist so I can inform you about Turkish people and society. I am interested in photography so I will show you the best spots for photography in Kadıköy. Hope you will like the tour and feel like local :) See you **Please contact me for your available dates for this tour and I will arrange it if I am available! **In Turkey, street food is mainly red meat or sea food so if you are vegeterian we will buy vegeterian food from kadıköy bazaar. ** The tour ends in Moda neighbourhood, I will help you (ferry schedules,etc) to find your way back your accomodation.
Photography Session in Istanbul
1st Location is Galataport We’ll take photos infront of the Nusretiye Mosque then we’ll take some shots from the balcony with Hagia Sophia and bosphorus view. 2nd Location Galata Bridge. 3rd Location is Karaköy. This neighborhood is trendy area of the city. Full with colorful cafeshops and pubs. We’re gonna take a pictures infront of the rainbow umbrellas and drink coffee or tea
Dervish Experience & Traditional Dinner in Local Restaurant
An authentic experience with the locals and you will take a break from the touristic spots. It is our passion to meet with new people and show our local culture. Come and join us! Discover local areas! Watch the dervish performance in a very historic place and have dinner in an authentic/local rooftop with 140 years of history, taste more than 10 different types of high quality food (soup, kebab, meze, dessert etc.) - VEGETARIAN and VEGAN option available, please inform us after reservation. Price includes all the extras mentioned below, you will not have to pay any extras. - Meet in front of Sirkeci Train Gar at 18.35 - Short walk to the Dervish experience (We will explain Dervish/Sufism background in a detailed way, so you will have the opportunity to know more about it before the performance.) - Watch the amazing Dervish experience and feel the Rumi spirit (performance is around 60 minutes) - Take a private transfer to a local kebab restaurant (it is included in this price) - Taste the wonderful Turkish food (Unlimited Dinner: you will try soup, 5 different kebabs, meze(tapas), salads, drink) - Finalize the dinner with tea/special coffee and traditional dessert Künefe. - We will split after the dinner 21.30-22.00. We will organise a private car which will drop you to a location close to your hotel. It will be a very unique experience that you will never forget.
Turkish Breakfast & Bosphorus Tour
We will meet in FRONT of the Maritime Museum in Beşiktaş. We will make our way to one of Istanbul's most popular and hip breakfast streets where we will enjoy a traditional Turkish breakfast. A table full of condiments of the following items: Eggs (menemen), vegetables, fruits, 3 diff kinds of cheeses, special Turkish style breads, spreads, peppers, cucumbers, jellies, honey, Turkish Coffee, Juice, Tea and more! After Breakfast we will tour around Besiktas which is one of the hippest and liveliest neighborhoods around. We will walk past Istanbul's most famous Doner Kebab stand. Its gigantic and a must see! We will have the chance to try some after the tour (optional). From there we will take a 10 min walk to the ferry station to board the Ferry Boat(Private Luxury Yacht Upgrade is Available). The total time on the sea is about 1.5 hours. We will do a full 360 cruise around the Bosphorus. The views are amazing. You will see 2 Bosphorus Bridges, old Ottoman Towers, lush green landscapes along with famous water front mansions. Cruising both the European and Asian coastline, it is one of the best experiences you can have. We highly recommend it. The Bosphorus is one of Istanbul's greatest treasures and is a true highlight of the trip. The tour ends after the boat ride. FYI: Groups can pitch in together for Private Yacht Upgrades. Thats what we do in most cases. Sea you Soon :p
Istanbul Uncovered
Are you tired of the same old tourist traps and crowded attractions? Are you looking to discover the hidden gems of Istanbul, and experience the city like a local? If so, our Istanbul Uncovered tour is just for you. Our tour will take you to some of the lesser-known corners of Istanbul, where you can experience the city's authentic culture and charm. We'll take you to local markets and neighborhoods, where you can sample delicious Turkish cuisine We'll also visit historic landmarks and hidden gems, such as the colorful backstreets picturesque Mosques and churches In addition to exploring the hidden corners of Istanbul, our tour also offers the convenience of public transportation. We'll take you on and show you how to use Istanbul's efficient and affordable public transportation system. This will allow you to experience the city like a local, and to explore its many neighborhoods and attractions at your own pace. Our tour is led by experienced and knowledgeable and friendly local guide Our tours offer a local and immersive perspective of Istanbul. We keep our groups small . With the personal and intimate experience we offer, you don't have to worry about looking like a tourist.

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Epic hike, paradise beach, food&animals Island tour
YES, you’ve read correct, ALL IN ONE This experience is suitable for all the weather conditions. Get ready for some amazing view, cutest cats&dogs in the city and tasty wine&food! PREPARE FOR MY HIGH ENERGY :) Merhaba, I’m Tüvana and I want to show you Istanbul’s greatest paradise. I will take you on an unforgettable journey through the scenic footpaths perched on my favorite island. The experience includes extremely cute cats,authentic seafood, wine and local perspective of nature.You'll immerse yourself in the yummy food ,culture and capture countless of your best photos with the fabled Island sunset. What you are going to SEE//HEAR//TASTE//EXPERIENCE: •We will take the ferry and enjoy our beautiful view •I will take you to the beach that only few locals know •If the weather is nice we will swim and enjoy the sun •Explore the island with the most epic hike •Taste a delicious local taverns and wine •Tips for rest of your stay in Turkey •Great conversation with great people •Enjoy a local wine with a gorgeous sunset Other things to note: I can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Food& drinks are not included. There is some uphill walking, please bring comfortable shoes. Can’t wait to see you here :)
Food and walking tour in the asian side, İstanbul
Do you want to taste the flavors of Turkish kitchen? Do you want to discover somewhere authentic in Istanbul, a bit far away from all touristic attractions ? Do you want to feel like a local? Come with me and escape to the Asian side. Join me on the most glorious urban hike tour through two Bosphorus villages “Kuzguncuk” and “Çengelkoy”, two modest and traditional neighborhoods. For centuries, those quaint neighborhoods were home to a mix of Jews, Greeks, Armenians and Turks, evidenced by the synagogues, churches and mosques. You will discover a district that most of the tourists missed in Istanbul. We will take a ferry from Karaköy to the asian side, if you are in the European side, and we will head to Kuzguncuk. We will start with a local breakfast next we will stroll around the peaceful streets to visit some mosques, churches and synagogues, and to range over the rich architecture, the colorful houses, the peaceful streets, the friendly shopkeepers. Ending up with a food tour in Çengelköy where you will taste various local ready meals. Breakfast and transportation are included (we will use public transport). Other food isn’t included because each person requires different needs. We will walk for most of the tour, please wear comfortable shoes. An absorbing Experience is waiting for you!
Private Photo Shoot in Istanbul
Together we will visit the most mystical and fantastic places hidden in well-known places in Istanbul and take photos. Sultanahmet, Süleymaniye, Galata Tower, Karakoy, Ortakoy and istiklal street. From this experience, you'll have: • A download of your favourite 20 edited photos within 3 days • A Turkish coffee/tea on me :) • Of course, wonderful memories! Solo travellers, couples & groups all welcome! P.S. Don't worry, no need for prior photoshoot experience, I've helped 100's of people feel themselves, pose comfortably & get beautiful candid photos! I will create a special calendar for you for Flying Dress and paid private places, Roof & Validehan so please send a message.
Photo Session & Tour in Istanbul
NOTE: more times are available. Just ask and schedule the time you want or contact on whatsap for proper discussion about everything. Whatsap: +90 (538)-(251)-(6368) Insta: shootme.in.istanbul -------------------------------------------- I have a few routes in which you will see some of the top locations and more of Istanbul. Following are the locations in the route. Sultan ahmet Mosque Hagia Sofia Galat Brigde (Bosphorous) Karakoy Umbrella street Galata Tower Galata Port There are many more locations like: Ortakoy Mosque Sulemaniye Mosque Balat Photoshoot Studio with a rooftop view and I will suggest more. For more details kindly contact on whatsap -------------------------------------------- NOTE: The time and date of the photoshoot will be decided according to our coordination, no need to stick to the schedule shown here. Also, we will discuss the locations and photo styles so that everything goes perfectly and you get satisfaction and enjoy the most.
Photo shoot & Tour in Istanbul
NOTE: more times are available. Just ask and schedule the time you want or contact on whatsap for proper discussion about everything. Whatsap: +90 (538)-(251)-(6368) Insta: shootme.in.istanbul -------------------------------------------- I have a few routes in which you will see some of the top locations and more of Istanbul. Following are the locations in the route. Sultan ahmet Mosque Hagia Sofia Galat Brigde (Bosphorous) Karakoy Umbrella street Galata Tower Galata Port There are many more locations like: Ortakoy Mosque Sulemaniye Mosque Balat Photoshoot Studio with a rooftop view and I will suggest more. For more details kindly contact on whatsap -------------------------------------------- NOTE: The time and date of the photoshoot will be decided according to our coordination, no need to stick to the schedule shown here. Also, we will discuss the locations and photo styles so that everything goes perfectly and you get satisfaction and enjoy the most.

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Cozy Bosphorus Yacht Tour with Wine and Music
Seagulls squawking, ocean breeze, the sun setting behind historical buildings the sound of oriental music. Close your eyes, take a breath and open them to the astonishing beauty of the bosphorus. You’ll be joining us to some of the most breathtaking views of Istanbul and experience the bosphorus in the most vast way. We will welcome you on our yacht and show you the most historic and pretty sights along the bosphorus. We will start from Bebek and make a full circle between two most famous bridges of Istanbul, experiencing both European and Asian sides while passing through the biggest historical, natural and architectural landmarks of Istanbul, including the palaces, mosques and famous seafront houses. We will share with you the history of these landmarks. The environment that we created represent our style, cosy, organic, fun and comfortable. We will serve some wine, Turkish coffee or tea while listening to some oriental electronic music in the background. Feel free to connect your own music or bring your own drinks and food which we would be happy to serve. We have blankets and a small heater if needed. Please keep in mind that this is a mixed group tour so you will have the opportunity to meet other likeminded travelers. The tour will be 1h instead of 2h if only two people book. You also have the option to book a private tour for only you and your group.
Istanbul's Most Famous Pub Crawl
You will get entrance into multiple venues, get a lot of free drinks, play drinking games and be part of the biggest crowd of 18+ years old party-goers in Istanbul! It’s a nightlife revolution, and something you have to try before you die! What you will most probably feel like: First Bar : Shy & Nervous Second Bar : Relax & Sociable Third Bar : Tipsy & Talkative Final club : Drunk & Happy & lots of new friends :) This is the sum of the night. Example tasks: - Take a photo with as many local people as possible! - Switch clothes with a person from the opposite sex! - Make a body shot! Pub Crawl ticket offers: - 2 Beers - 4 shots - Free night club entries - Drinking games - Daring tasks - New friends - Professional Photos - Experienced guides - Lots of fun!
Epic Yacht Tour, Wine & Music on Lovely Bosphorus
Hey guys! If you love, history, nature, photography and meeting interesting travelers from all over the world then this experience is definitely for you. We will cruise the scenic Bosphorus and its beautiful sites. We will see palaces, bridges and learn about the bay and its history. We will provide snacks and wine as we enjoy music and conversations. (Bluetooth and wifi available). We will share unique and fun information about the surrounding sites. We will see famous 100 million dollar water front mansions. We will cruise by the famous Ciragan Kampinski Palace, under the Bosphorus bridge and much more! We cruise both the European and Asian coasts before making our way back to docks where we started. Most importantly we create long lasting memories that will forever connect us to Istanbul. Please allow 10 mins for drop off and pick up. Please feel free to Bring anything you like - extra drinks, choice of alcohol, etc. Special requests for private events are available and Private rental is available. Please ask for more details. We are proud and honored to be the top experience hosts in Turkey thanks to you guys. We do it with love and passion. Please note: We work mainly out of Karakoy marina (near Galata bridge) since Bebek marina is logistically challenging. Starting and finishing in the golden horn is epic especially for sunsets! Bebek location is available.
Istanbul Exclusive Party
Hello we prepare an exclusive event experience in İstanbul. Guests can come and have fun as well as listen to music. We never play Turkish Music in our events. • Price includes reservations and entrance only at the club. (Guests can pay for drinks they prefer )
All incl Istanbul Dinner Cruise, Stage Front - Private Table
You'll enjoy the dazzling night view of Istanbul within three-hour on a cruise thorugh Bosphorus .It's one of the best way to see this fabulous city at night.Istanbul landmarks are memorable especially with the lights of night. ○○○ Dinner Menu ○○○ • Starters • Seasonal Salad • Main Course (with 4 options) ►Grilled fish served with arugula onion and lemon ►Grilled chicken steak served with rice and potatoes ►Grilled meatball served with rice and potatoes ►Vegetarian meal (pasta with vegetables, pizza or vegetables plate) • Dessert • Fruit plate ○○○ Show Program ○○○ • Whirling Dervish ‍ • Turkish Gypsy Dance • Henna Ceremony • Caucasian Dance • Belly Dancer Group Show • Turkish Folk Dance • Belly Dancer • Professional DJ Performance the best dinner cruise in town. see previous reviews of my experience please click the link below https://abnb.me/rHrBlTG91wb
Turkish Coffee Making-Fortune Telling Workshop
Make Your Own Turkish Coffee! You will be going home with a Turkish Coffe Making Set! PROGRAM 1. MEETİNG We will meet with you; a) Sirkeci Hafiz Mustafa for European Side b) Uskudar Marmaray Station for Asian Side 2.PRESENTATION You will have a presentation after arriving the coffe shop about Turkish Coffe Culture and History. 3.WORKSHOP Coffee beans, grinders and cezves will be ready for you to make your own Turkish Coffee. You will be guided by the presenter. 4. COFFEE TALK+FORTUNE TELLING When your Turkish Coffee is ready, you can enjoy your coffe while participating in a local turkish coffee conversation, as Turkish people do. We will also teach you how to read the Turkish Coffee fortune telling. 5. COFFEE SET (GIFT) Last but not least, you will get your own Turkish Coffee set which comes with a cezve, coffee, traditional mug, and Turkish delight. -The experience will take place on the Asian side of Istanbul. All your arrivals and departures will be managed by the host. Please book as soon as possible!
Istanbul Party Pub Crawl with Party Bus
Quick Info Meeting Time: 9 PM Meeting Point: Just Bar in Sultanahmet Departure Time (to the clubs) by Party Bus: 10.30 PM *** Drinking games from 9 to 10.30 at Just Bar. Join me and/or my friends Ikra, Meru and Marja to explore Istanbul’s amazing nightlife together! You’ll meet up with a group of like-minded young explorers & party-ers from all around the world, ready to dive into the night. We’ll start off with some fun drinking games at the meeting bar and we build up our night with some Raki (Turkish strong liquor) shots & dance in the Party Bus before ending in the clubs! You will get: Free & Fast Entry to at least 3 clubs 4 Welcome Shots Raki Shots at the first bar Party Bus ride Professional Party Photos An awesome crowd of people Great host(s) to party with! *** The extra drinks at the venues are not included. *** The tour ends at Taksim in the last club around 3 am. If you need, our team happily help you to get an uber/taxi in the end.
Daily Istanbul old city tour
Hello dear travellers! Are you ready to get lost in the magical streets of Istanbul and enthralled mysterious stories of the ‘City of Emperors’ with me ? Then get ready! My name is Gülşen and I am your licenced trialangual (English, Russian and Turkish) tour guide in Istanbul. I am delighted to share the great information about fascinating city of Istanbul. Our walking tour promises not only to explore the main sights of Istanbul but also to have the better idea of the hidden treasure. We will discover the following hisstorical places together: 1- GERMAN FOUNTAIN (meeting point) 2- ROMAN HIPPODROME 3 - BLUE MOSQUE (the information will be given outside of the mosque due to the restoration) 4- ARASTA BAZAAR 5- HAGIA SOPHIA MOSQUE 6- GRAND BAZAAR (Closed on Sundays) Note; -Special Dress Code is required for Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque; Women are required to have headscarf and long sleeve t-shirts; Men and Women are required to cover their legs below the knee. Mosques are generally provided a long skirt and scarf at the entrance.
Be a Home Barista
For all coffee Lover, Be your own barista and create your own cup of love. In this experience, I will take you through all necessary steps you need to know about understanding your beans from (types, varieties and taste). The difference in the type of water you use. How temperature affects the taste of the coffee. We will do practical comparisons and, How to prepare: V60 Espresso Chemex Frenchpress Moka pot Aeropress Explanation between Commercial and Specialty Coffee. Can’t wait to meet you all and share my experience and passion for coffee. After that we can catch a bite together.
Experience Football Match like a Local
We'll see a football game together and experience how Turkish fans in Turkey live football. We will witness the passion, customs, and meaning of supporting a team in Istanbul. We'll see the colorful fans, hear the sound of the drums, sing the songs, and hopefully taste a victory! From the meeting point until the stadium we will be doing what Turkish fans do. We will walk to places where they paint with club colors, have a beer or soda where they drink and hopefully, we will be singing their pre-game songs together with them. Thanks to my experience with these games inside and outside Turkey, I can guarantee you that I exactly know what a fan needs before, during, and after the game. I, personally, will be your guide during the whole experience. I will be next to you the whole game giving you hints for making your experience better. You don't have to worry about tickets, logistics, security, or anything else: just enjoy the game! I will be providing a ticket and the information needed about that specific game we will attend to.
Turkish and Ottoman Cuisine Workshop
If the class you want to join is not on the date and time you want, send me a message and I can rearrange the class for you. We will prepare and cook Turkish and Ottoman Traditional dishes with our guests in our cozy house on Istiklal Street next to the Galata Tower in Istanbul, and then we will taste the dishes we cooked in our ottoman corner. Preparation and acquaintance with the experience. Information about Turkish and ottoman food culture and history. Detailed video demonstration. We go to the kitchen and cook to the accompaniment of traditional Turkish music. Turkish cuisine trials with the chef. There will be small competitions while cooking with the chef, the fastest one wins :) Photo time for Instagram :) Turkish dance trials with kaan in 5 minutes,the better you dance, the more food you eat :))) Tasting of the delicacies you prepared with the chef Ayran(turkish drink) or Turkish coffee End of experience after dessert( künefe- vejeteryan ) presentation Our main mission is to have fun, teach and eat, we would like to host everyone :) Please contact us for group discounts and price information :)
Authentic Istanbul Photo Walk Tour
Whether you are travelling solo, with a friend or family it is hard to get spontaneous photos capturing your best moments. I offer walking in authentic places of Istanbul and capturing the best moments in the most famous corners of Istanbul with professional photography. Thus you will save time and also money. Our tour will start with walking from Taksim square, Istiklal street, Galata Tower, Galata Bridge(seaside), from Galata Bridge to Beşiktaş by the Ferry and we will walk from Beşiktaş to final route Ortaköy(Boshphorus view). Possible transport cost, professional photos (edits) and the tour are all included in the price. PS. If you are interested for specific location you can text me. Also please specify whether your interest is focused on touring the city or only to photography, so it will be easier for me to understand your needs and expectations.
Chase the Powder in Uludag by Ski/Snowboard
Let's explore Uludağ mountain together! Uludağ is probably my favorite ski/snowboard spot in Turkey. I learned how to Snowboard on this mountain when I was 14 years old. Uludağ has over 10 lifts and 20 slopes. You will find that Uludağ has a modest but decent amount of slopes that we can enjoy together. For my experience, I will pick you up from your location in Bursa (08:00AM) or Istanbul (06:30AM) and I will drive us up the mountain. We will get ready together at the skiroom. You can take out your equipment here, and use the heated lockers (All equipment, clothing rentals and locker rentals are included in the price). We will store our bags in our lockers and hit the slopes running right away! I am excited to experience all the slopes and off-piste options (optional) and find the sweet spots around the mountain. We will also eat the sandwiches I prepared as lunch at the top of the mountain and rest for a while. If you are a beginner and would like to take a ski/snowboard lesson, I can arrange an hourly lesson for you by one of the uludağ ski federations official instructors (900tl/hr for one person, ask for group prices). We will come down the mountain at around 17:00, and I will drive you back to where you stay. I will also provide the car ride and fuel, as well as the Uludağ national park entrance fee. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Epic hike, paradise beach, food&animals Island tour
YES, you’ve read correct, ALL IN ONE This experience is suitable for all the weather conditions. Get ready for some amazing view, cutest cats&dogs in the city and tasty wine&food! PREPARE FOR MY HIGH ENERGY :) Merhaba, I’m Tüvana and I want to show you Istanbul’s greatest paradise. I will take you on an unforgettable journey through the scenic footpaths perched on my favorite island. The experience includes extremely cute cats,authentic seafood, wine and local perspective of nature.You'll immerse yourself in the yummy food ,culture and capture countless of your best photos with the fabled Island sunset. What you are going to SEE//HEAR//TASTE//EXPERIENCE: •We will take the ferry and enjoy our beautiful view •I will take you to the beach that only few locals know •If the weather is nice we will swim and enjoy the sun •Explore the island with the most epic hike •Taste a delicious local taverns and wine •Tips for rest of your stay in Turkey •Great conversation with great people •Enjoy a local wine with a gorgeous sunset Other things to note: I can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Food& drinks are not included. There is some uphill walking, please bring comfortable shoes. Can’t wait to see you here :)
Princess Islands Luxury Private Yacht - Swim and Hike Tour
There are many "must do" experiences when in Turkey and visiting Princess Islands on a private yacht is absolutely one of them. This tour is an all day swim and hiking tour. Guests will enjoy the 1.5 hour cruise to the islands with music, snacks and drinks. We will visit two of the main islands named Kinali and Burgaz. The yacht will drop anchor at the island so that guests can have the option to swim, go hiking and explore the island as they wish. Guides will be there to help tour the unique locations and cool sites. There are many things to visit such as historical sites, delicious ice cream shops, nature scenes and hidden neighborhoods. Swim, hike and explore is the main theme of this tour. Once everyone is done swimming, eating and exploring, we will make our way back to where we started from which is a 1.5 hour cruise back to the inner city of Istanbul. During the cruise, we will serve our guests unique Turkish traditional mehzes (Turkish appetizers). These mehzes are made with a recipes only we know that have been passed down from our grandparents. We will also offer our guests very unique Raki (Turkish absinthe) to enjoy along the Mehzes. This Raki is also home made from the villages of our ancestors. Its is a Raki that you can not find anywhere else. It is the perfect way to end a day of swimming and exploring one of Turkeys most beautiful and unique Islands.