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.

Home Cooked Istanbul tour in Istanbul Home Cooked Istanbul
from 8 reviews
From EUR 25.00

Nothing beats home cooking, especially Turkish home cooking. Join this Istanbul tour to be treated to a feast at a local family's home, as well as other oh so Turkish pursuits: drinking tea, playing backgammon, and hitting the water pipe!  

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Hidden Istanbul tour in Istanbul Hidden Istanbul
from 11 reviews
From EUR 25.00

Turkey's capital is a beautiful city, but it pays to know where to look. Join this Istanbul tour to be shown the unmistakable icons as well as the hard-to-find secret spots that make Istanbul so captivating. 

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Old & New Istanbul tour in Istanbul Old & New Istanbul
from 9 reviews
From EUR 25.00

Turkey may be transforming rapidly but there's still room for tradition. On this Istanbul tour you'll drink turkish coffee, have your fortune told (via the coffee grounds of course), see 19th century cinemas, visit old bazaars, and see where the old Orient Express used to stop. 

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Summer fruits in Istanbul Istanbul Street Food Picnic
from 8 reviews
From EUR 25.00

Taste the very best of Istanbul’s local snack food on this delectable food tour. Explore the Spice Bazaar and meet 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.

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Mr. Giuseppe Q.
Italy
29 Jul 2014
Un modo diverso ma vero di conoscere altre culture, modi di vivere. Un grazie davvero alla nostra guida Fathy che con estremo tatto cortesia ci ha condotto in casa di Bedia, una semplice ma dolcissima mamma turca. E' stata l'esperienza più bella fatta durate il mio soggiorno ad Istanbul. E' un tour assolutamente da non perdere.
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Mr. Jack F.
USA
28 Jun 2014
great guides
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Ms. Hilary B.
United Kingdom
22 Jun 2014
This was a fantastic experience! We loved getting to know the city this way and saw and learned so much more that we could have ever done on our own.
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Mr. Michael B.

10 Jun 2014
Guide was very good and took time to answer questions and explain things. Liked the easy going style. Did not like going to the ? Haglis? Smoking cafe after the meal Did not want to smoke at all or sit in smoke filled room. Suggest you check if people want to do this I did not.
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Mr. Gregory R.
Canada
07 Jun 2014
Emir was amazing. Great knowledge & amazing sites, He is definitely an asset to the company. I would definitely tell everyone to take a tour with Urban Adventures
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Ms. Sharon O.
Australia
07 Jun 2014
Burak was a great guide around Istanbul. It also turned out he was the guide on the Intrepid tour i was starting the next day so i got to enjoy his knowledge and expertise for the next 18 days.
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Mrs. Melinda S.
Canada
02 May 2014
I took the tour on Monday which was a very rainy day. Osman our guide was fantastic. He was very patient and quite informative. The tour took longer because of the weather and the ages of some of our group but he never tried to hurry us along. He even helped me buy a Transit pass and walked me to the tram. Thank you Osman
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Mr. Phil K.
USA
21 Apr 2014
What a great way to explore the tastes that Istanbul has to offer. Our guide was knowledgeable and helped us feast on small bites along the way.
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Ms. Stacey S.
Canada
12 Apr 2014
We were lucky to have a fairly small group on our walking tour. This mean that we had time to ask questions we weren't always waiting on someone else so that we could move on. Our guide, Caner Oztekin, was very personable, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. He kept the tour moving at a comfortable pace and even joined us for lunch after the tour had long finished. He was even kind enough to walk us to a reputable carpet shop before his next tour. I would definitely recommend your company to a friend, especially if all of our guides are as solid as Caner. I'm not sure that the tour's name is accurate though as we generally walked to places that most tourists could visit and easily find. In my opinion, a "hidden" tour involves going to places that tourists don't know about or wouldn't find without local knowledge. Still , the itinerary gave us an overview of the history and sites.
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Mrs. Pauline R.

09 Mar 2014
The evening when we dined with two local families, living in the one apartment, was great and is to be highly recommended ss a worthwhile experience. Thank you
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Istanbul Urban Adventures

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.

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