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Istanbul Two Continents and Backstreets provided by Private Istanbul Walking Tours

Istanbul Two Continents and Backstreets

Istanbul Two Continents and Backstreets
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from ₱5,251.10 per adult (price varies by group size)
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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 63525P1
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Public transportation
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Food and drinks • Gratuities
Duration
6h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Your tour guide will meet you at your accommodation, Istanbul cruise port, or Karakoy tram station.
Ports:
Salıpazarı Port / Port, Ömer Avni, Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. Salıpazarı Liman Sahası 6/1 D, 34158 Fındıklı/Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Professional guide • Public transportation
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Food and drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Your tour guide will meet you at your accommodation, Istanbul cruise port, or Karakoy tram station.
Ports:
Salıpazarı Port / Port, Ömer Avni, Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. Salıpazarı Liman Sahası 6/1 D, 34158 Fındıklı/Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Guests must be able to walk approximately 4 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines, and 10 - 30 steps. Comfortable shoes, a hat, and plenty of sunscreens are recommended as shade is limited. The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion. Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Beyazit Square
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Taksim Square
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 3
    Kadikoy Carsisi
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 4
    Karakoy Rihtim
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
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potatoe52
2 contributions
Highly recommended
Sep 2019
Furkan is an outstanding guide and will tailor the tour so that you will get the most out of it. He has good intuition as to what he thinks his guests would enjoy, from the places visited, the foods tasted, and the logical order in which to do everything. Excellent!
Written 24 September 2019
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Dear Potatoe52. Thank you for your kind words. Delighted to read your review. We are so pleased when our guests are kind enough to take time out from their busy lives to support us with the written words. Thank you for trusting Private Istanbul Walking Tours. All the best, Furkan G.
Written 26 September 2019
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5fredw
Regina, Canada159 contributions
Furkan is superb
Jul 2019
We had an energizing, entertaining full-day tour of Istanbul's lesser-known areas with Furkan, who was a terrific guide, full of knowledge and humour, and extremely flexible. Somehow, he found a zipper store when we wanted one, and he introduced us to one of the most famous chefs in Turkey. He showed us many things we'd have never discovered on our own, and even connected us with a private laundry service that picked up and dropped off at our hotel. Recommended highly.
Written 17 August 2019
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Dear 5fredw. Thank you so much. So pleased your tour with us met all your expectations. Again thank you for such a lovely and beautifully written review. All the best, Furkan G.
Written 26 August 2019
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David B
Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia10 contributions
The best way to see Istanbul
Nov 2018 • Solo
Furkan was an exceptional guide, very interesting and a pleasure to spend 2 days with in Istanbul. He organised my visit - took me to all the places I wanted to see without me having to do hours of research, the local knowledge was exceptional, I could not more highly recommend him - and when we come back - and we will Furkan will be a our first point of contact. Loved the food as well - and Furkan organised my Turkish Bath experience - fantastic
Written 10 December 2018
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Dear David B. Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to look after you. We would dearly love to host you again. Can't wait to see you. All the best, Furkan G.
Written 12 December 2018
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Kay Mac
Calgary, Canada118 contributions
Everything I wanted in a solo tour
Furkan provided me a 1 day tour in Istanbul. I love walking and love seeing “the backstreets” or perhaps less of the “touristy” parts of the cities I visit. Furkan did exactly that. He met me at the hotel and we started to walk. He had tea in a local shop which had an excellent view (love the tulip cups and understanding more about how important tea is in Turkey/Istanbul). We then proceeded to meander around the streets and took a ferry over to the asia side where we had lunch. I was glad to get some typically local (and delicious) cuisine instead. We then went back to europe and had a quick walk through the blue mosque and the grand bazaar before heading back to the hotel. I think what I appreciated the most is Furkan explaining a bit if the public transit system and how to get a payment card. This greatly helped me over the next 2 days of touring around.
Written 1 December 2018
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Dear KeithmN9453TG. Thank you so much for your thoughtful and detailed review. People like yourselves inspire us to continue doing what we most love. I am delighted you enjoyed your time in Istanbul, and we hope to see you again soon. All the best, Furkan G.
Written 3 December 2018
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Courtney H
14 contributions
Family Tour to Cappadocia and Istanbul
Sep 2018 • Couples
Derya was just amazing! I had just finished 25 days on the Silk Road and visited Cappadocia and Istanbul with Derya and she was by far one of the best guides we had the entire journey!
My Husband and I travelled through Turkey with his parents (we're in our 30's and the Parents in their 60's) and she really knew how to make sure we were all very happy. I would recommend this amazing woman and tour guide to anyone, no matter their age.
Written 22 October 2018
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Dear Courtney H. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and considered review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experiences with us. Thanks for your recommendation and please keep in touch. All the best, Furkan G.
Written 23 October 2018
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sunflowii
Toronto, Canada247 contributions
Awesome tour!
Furkan is a great guide who is always flexible with the itinerary. We started off with telling him what we'd already eaten and tried in Istanbul so he took care of showing us the rest. We booked this tour because we wanted him to help us get oriented with taking ferries to and from the Asian side. He also gave us navigational tips so we can find our way back which was very useful. He also gave restaurant recommendations which we took up on our own later. Best of all, the tour felt like we were hanging out with a friend.
Written 6 October 2018
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Dear Sunflowii. Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we appreciate the time you took to write it for us. Private Istanbul Walking Tours is a bespoke private company offering tailor-made solutions for our guests, certainly not an off the shelf tour company. Thanks again for your recommendation and please keep in touch. All the best. Furkan G.
Written 6 October 2018
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KPLAKSHMAN
Bengaluru, India17 contributions
Great Experience!
Aug 2018 • Couples
We may have visited the main attractions in Istanbul but would never have experienced it without Derya and Furkan introduced to us by Hotel Amira. Furkan took my wife Rukshana in a wheel chair to see Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazar, Blue Mosque etc. We thank Furkan and Derya who mads our visit to Istanbul memorable.
Written 20 September 2018
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Dear KPLAKSHMAN. Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with us, it's a pleasure organizing an activity for such enthusiastic travelers. Please recommend us to anyone you know who is planning to visit Istanbul and Turkey. All the best, Furkan G.
Written 25 September 2018
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herbertpaul039
Mount Coolum, Qld. Australia4 contributions
unbelievable and I have visited many cities around the world during my lifetime
Sep 2018 • Solo
without Furkan and Derya I may have visited the main attractions in Istanbul but would never have experienced the superb dining ( yes and the odd beer or two ) and attractions only the locals would know and find.
Written 16 September 2018
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Dear Herbertpaul039, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your experiences with us. Please recommend us to anyone you know who is planning to visit Turkey. All the best, Furkan G.
Written 17 September 2018
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Curiosity591629
2 contributions
Excellent Tour Guide
We had the most remarkable family tour with Furkan. Not only was everything perfect, but we felt, in every instance, that Furkan cared about us, both the kids and adults, and did his best to make this trip memorable. Furkan was very accommodating and was able to adjust the schedule to suit our kids ever-changing needs. We saw the most beautiful architecture, tasted the most delicious food and desserts and learned so much about Turkey’s rich history. Furkan was also very knowledgeable and fluent in English! It was the most eye-opening, and stunning tour - something we and the kids will remember, draw upon, and cherish for many years to come. My son keeps bringing up the tour and says he wants to live in Turkey some day 😊. Thank you greatly, Furkan!!! I would highly recommend using Furkan the next time you visit Turkey!!!
Written 23 August 2018
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Dear Ilan, Delighted to read your review. It was a pleasure to guide you and your family, we love it when our guests appreciate the finer details of our beloved Istanbul. We appreciate your recommendation and would love for you to visit us again sometime in the future. All the best, Furkan G.
Written 24 August 2018
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Diana R
14 contributions
Wonderful tour of Istanbul
My family and I had a wonderful tour with Furkan. He is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Istanbul. Furkan is very friendly and tailored our tour to my family’s interests and the timeframe for our layover. I highly recommend enjoying a private tour with Furkan Gokcel!
Written 25 April 2018
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Dear Diana R. Thank you for visiting Istanbul and for the lovely review. It is of vital importance to us and our continued reputation. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family. Please come back again soon. All the best, Furkan G.
Written 26 April 2018
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Awesome Tour Guide
Quality of tours is often influenced by the tour guide. Of all the tour guides we have had, Furkan stood atop of th
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Layover food tour in Istanbul.
From the moment we were greeted by Furkan at the airport, we felt like a celebrity the entire 8 hours we were in Is
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Hypnotic Istanbul.
I just returned from an amazing 1 week trip to Turkey with my husband. Our tours and the airport transfers in Istan
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Best tour I’ve ever done - Furkan was brilliant
I did a tour with Furkan some years back. I emailed what I wanted to do and he made it happen perfectly. Met me at
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Exotic Istanbul and Beyond
Seeing the hidden aspects of Istanbul . . . in fact, my husband and I loved it so much in 2016, we returned in 2020
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Fener/Balat walking tour
One of the best tours I had in Istanbul, Furkan was amazing with my family especially the kids. We explored a new p
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The perfect holiday.
We had an amazing holiday in Turkey and most certainly could not have organized such a diverse trip without Furkan'
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This tour was the highlight of our honeymoon
This review is long overdue. We went to Istanbul on our honeymoon- and this tour was the highlight of the entire t
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Luxury travel Turkey.
Furkan did a wonderful job organizing our trip to Istanbul and Cappadocia and he provided plenty of guidance in eve
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Solo female travel in Istanbul.
I heard about this tour company from a friend. She highly recommended it and Furkan didn't disappoint me. Furkan wa
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First time trip to Istanbul.
All our tours with Furkan were phenomenal. Furkan made every single step of the tours easy and stress-free in these
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Custom tour of Istanbul.
Furkan planned the most amazing trip to Istanbul for my husband and me. He listened to what we wanted to see, made
lhb1979
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Beat food tour ever!
We are a family of four with two teenagers. On our first full day in Istanbul we scheduled a good tour. Our guide
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2-day tour of Istanbul. 
Furkan was unbelievable and I would use his service again and again. He was super easy to work with and based on ou
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An insiders guide to Istanbul
My family and I were very lucky to have come across this wonderful walking tour run by Furkan. During our 10 day st
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