Istanbul Urban Adventures
Day tours, with a local
Constantinople, Stamboul, Istanbul -- a city that straddles both east and west... a city so fascinating that many travellers find it hard to leave. Istanbul Urban Adventures invite you to discover those exotic and complex things through the Istanbul city tours that have intrigued travellers throughout the ages. Modern travellers find themselves intoxicated with the fabulous food, incredible skylines dotted with minarets of striking mosques, the breathtaking sight of sunset over Europe from the Bosphorus, all of which you can find in these Istanbul tours.
It’s the kind of place that people always want to return to. Visions of the majestic Sultanahmet sites such as the beautiful Blue mosque, grand Topkpai place and Aya Sofya have embodied the ultimate fusion between east and west and have created a city of world desire. But above all else, it is the generosity and hospitality of the Turkish people that is most memorable.
Join us as we explore mosques hidden away and discuss what it’s like to be a modern Islamic Turk and then haggle for fresh pistachios in the fresh food markets. Join today’s Turks in their modern stomping ground and get the lowdown on what and when, while also being stunned by ancient architecture and fascinating cultural customs such as having your fortune told. Or immerse yourself in a very authentic family meal with locals in their home and discuss the news of the day and what the family members were up to that day.
These are just some of the many things to see and do in Istanbul and we at Istanbul Urban Adventures are your first ticket! While your here you might also want to check out our other Urban Adventure partners in the region like Cappadocia, Athens, or Florence.
Enjoy Turkish hospitality at its best, visit with a local family in Sultanahmet and enjoy some delicious home cooking, afterwards take a stroll through the backstreets with a local, sip tea and play backgammon in an authentic teahouse with locals.more...
Hidden Istanbul From EUR 36.00
After a visit to the monumental Aya Sofya (Hagia Sofia), the church-turned-mosque-turned-museum, we walk up the Divanyolu, to explore the Grand Bazaar. We’ll explore the Suleymaniye Mosque Complex with our local guide, who points out the best photographic opportunities. We’ll also take the time to rest and try traditional Turkish tea in a picturesque hidden garden.more...
Old & New Istanbul From EUR 26.00
Get to know both the old and new of modern Istanbul. Take a stroll through exciting Taksim and Beyoglu, check out the latest in fashion, art and food, and explore the back streets and passages to secret courtyards in the other side known as Pera, Discover the secrets of Galata, and enjoy Turkish coffee and the local tradition of having your fortune told from the grounds.more...
Istanbul Street Food Picnic From EUR 26.00
Taste the very best of Istanbul’s local snack food on this delectable food tour. Explore the Spice Bazaar andmeet friendly traders who will reveal their treasure trove of local delicacies. Stock up on goodies from markets and street stalls, visit the street-food haven of Galata Bridge and finish the tour with a traditional Turkish picnic overlooking beautiful Galata.more...
Istanbul International Jazz Festival
Place: Istanbul - [ 06/07/2013 - 14/07/2013 ]
Listen to the best of jazz featuring the musicians from around the globe.Rock n' Coke Istanbul
Place: Istanbul Park - [ 20/07/2013 - 21/07/2013 ]
Turkey's biggest open-air music festival featuring local and international music stars!International Istanbul Music Festival
Place: Istanbul - [ 01/06/2013 - 31/07/2013 ]
Performers from around the world participate in this celebration of ballet, opera and classic music.more events...
Ezo Gelin Soup
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31 May 2013 Semih was an awesome guide and he went out of his way to really give us an in depth experience. He tweaked the tour along the way to make it easier for us as there were only 2 of us on the tour. He is a great tour leader.
31 May 2013 I loved the hidden tips along the way and we really felt like we learning some very special things about Istanbul. Semih is an excellent tour leader and he really brought the destination to life. I would recommend starting the tour at a main point rather than the Intrepid office as the taxi driver had a difficult time locating it. It would be better to meet at the hippodrome for instance in front of the serpentine statue. But overall, excellent all around.
31 May 2013 We had a great tour and really enjoyed learning about old and new Istanbul. Semih is a great tour leader and he is doing a fantastic job.
15 May 2013 Sami, the tour guide in Istanbul, was enchanting with many historic tales. His tours added a lot to the Istanbul experience. I felt safe and I learned a lot. Plus we just had a really fun time. Go Urban Adventures!
03 May 2013 Semih was a friendly and knowledgeable host. We really enjoyed taking the tour with him.
Hos geldiniz! Welcome to Istanbul Urban Adventures! Our team of bilingual Turkish professional guides are waiting to share their passion for this fascinating city and all that it has to offer.
Istanbul Urban Adventures team
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