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The Other Tour, Istanbul

4.8
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You don't merely observe from a distance, but you actively engage in Turkish culture. By the end of the day you will feel like you yourself are part of the city. Far from the tourist crowds and typical tour routes, we offer you a true chance to experience a 'real Turkish day'.

You see how Turkish people live, work, socialize, integrate with each other and celebrate their happy occasions.

Just as importantly, our tour is about bringing open minded, curious travelers together in an engaging environment that inspires discussion and creates life long friendships.
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  • We kicked off our two weeks in Istanbul with this day-long tour and it was incredible. You get a sense of the real Istanbul and see things beyond the tourist attractions.  more »
  • In August of 2019 my wife and I spent a week in Old Istanbul while staying at the Yasmak Sultan Hotel (highly recommended. ). Via the hotel the Concierge, he arranged a one on one daytime boat tour...  more »
  • I was provided a 4 star hotel in a very reasonable price. Very nice room and breakfast. Other tours including Dhow Cruise, Bhurj Khalifa, Aquarium and Miracle Garden were all very well arranged.  more »
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  • This will probably be the best tour you take while you're in another country, everything else pales in comparison. Fethi truly cares about showing you the best of Turkey and Istanbul, itself. You won't be seeing the "tourist traps", you'll be seeing the heart and soul of the city as he takes you around all of Instanbul. He'll take you for lunch at his mom's where you'll be treated to some of the best food you'll ever eat from the nicest people you'll ever meet. I won't spoil the other surprises of the trip, but if you go to Istanbul, this is THE tour to take, I promise you'll enjoy it. All I can tell you is that few tours change your life, but this one did for me.
  • "The Other Tour" is just amazing. Instead of showing you the most famous tourist attractions, which you can explore easily on your own, Fethi brings you to places you would never have been able to discover on your own. Thanks to Fethis broad knowledge of culture and history, you will understand how Turkish people view life and how they see the rest of the world. He is also very funny and just a great guy!
  • Anyone can go visit a country, a city and using guidebooks, get informed of all the touristy things to go see and do...and they even rate them as far as what you should and shouldnt miss...The Other Tour...and its specifically called the Other tour is unlike any other(no pun intended ) tour you can get. If your interested in getting a true flavor for what its like to live,breathe and be a part of Istanbul, then this is the tour to take. A tour though doesnt quite capture what this really is...its more of an Experience..and hence someday Fethi might consider calling it "The Other Experience". Once you meet Fethi you'll be in for a treat, a roller coaster of emotions,feelings, joy and excitement await you. Fethi is not only down to earth, he at times is mysterious,quirky,always interesting and he says whats on his mind. He will share with you lots of his experiences and feelings about life,religion and living in Istanbul as seen thru the eyes of a true native who loves his country and people. He doesnt hold words back and occassional may use some crude language, but thats who he is and you will love him for that. Children have also loved him if you've read any remarks on other sites, so bring the whole family. You'll spend a good portion of the day from 9 till maybe 11 or even 2 in the morning...hanging out with him and letting his being rub off on you...you'll get to see the Bosphorus in all its glory, sample yogurt like you've never tasted before, ride a camel bareback...(no only kidding)....but might be something added in the future...enjoy a Turkish Bath...thats been around for over 200 years...and sample a really delicious lunch in the comforts and hospitality of his wonderful mom....she exudes unconditional love for Fethi and you will cherish the time you spend with her..At night you will be treated to a Turkish restaurant for dinner where you'll get a chance to dance like a real Turk,of course to Turkish Music. You may even get to dance with the worm master dancer Trevor. Recently Fethi has brought in Trevor a shining star from the US of A who has also learned and is well versed in everything Istanbulian....he has done a number of these tours and from other comments is also an excellent authority on this city and country....and brings his own flair and fun to this wonderful experience....the cost is around 200 euros but from all that you get...you will feel at the end that its well worth it....so stop reading this review...reserve your spot with this man...and you will not regret it...

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