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Istanbul Two Continents and Backstreets provided by Private Istanbul Walking Tours

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Istanbul Two Continents and Backstreets

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 20-06-16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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  • 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: 30 minutes -
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Important Information
Duration
5–6 hours
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Public transportation
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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. Ladies are required to cover their heads during the mosque visit so it is handy/hygienic to bring your own scarf. Please carry your children's IDs for free admission tickets.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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potatoe52 wrote a review Sep. 2019
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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!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from furkangokcel, Manager at Istanbul Two Continents and Backstreets
Responded Sep. 26, 2019
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.
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5fredw wrote a review Aug. 2019
Regina, Canada159 contributions48 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from furkangokcel, Manager at Istanbul Two Continents and Backstreets
Responded Aug. 26, 2019
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.
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David B wrote a review Dec. 2018
Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia10 contributions6 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from furkangokcel, Manager at Istanbul Two Continents and Backstreets
Responded Dec. 12, 2018
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.
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Kay Mac wrote a review Dec. 2018
Calgary, Canada119 contributions14 helpful votes
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
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Response from furkangokcel, Manager at Istanbul Two Continents and Backstreets
Responded Dec. 2, 2018
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.
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Courtney H wrote a review Oct. 2018
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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
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Furkan G, Manager at Istanbul Two Continents and Backstreets
Responded Oct. 23, 2018
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.
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Perfect weekend in Istanbul
We had an incredible trip over the 2 days seeing things we had only seen on the internet and in books,The Grand Baz
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This trip was absolutely amazing. Furkan went above and beyond to make this trip as smooth as possible especially d
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Everything about this tour was excellent. I have waited a long time to visit Istanbul and Istanbul was more amazing
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Istanbul at its best. 
My wife and I travel a lot and we have worked with a lot of tour guides and Furkan was by far the most attentive, r
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Our 3-day Istanbul itinerary was carefully planned and we really had a wonderful time. It was a pleasure to work wi
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Istanbul family tour. 
This was certainly one of the best tours of my life. Our guide Furkan did an excellent job. Furkan was extremely kn
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5–6 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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