The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. -Gilbert K. Chesterton


istanbul's premier culture tour

experience the city,

the way she deserves.


 A TripAdvisor Review:

The Other Tour is not a tour. It is a detour. A detour from mainstream tourism. It is a great detour from the touristic sights of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace etc., allowing you to immerse yourself for a short while into the Turkish way of life. Fethi gives a lot of himself by inviting you into his family home and life. He is not your guide. He is your friend for the day as you walk and talk and eat and experience Istanbul life. 

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, we set out to experience a special day in life with a simple goal in mind: showing travelers the real Istanbul. The Other Tour was established in early 2011 and since then, we have had thousands of participants from all across the planet who seek to get a glimpse into the local culture and cuisine instead of just seeing the famous touristy attractions. It is a unique tour like no other that offers a look into Istanbul that most tourists would not likely be able to experience.

We don’t believe in providing a step-by-step, hour-by-hour guide to what your day on The Other Tour will be like. An itinerary of that nature simply wouldn’t do the experience justice. However, you may click this link to read about the activities we engage in on The Other Tour.




-David Mitchell

This is not a typical tour. The Other Tour is designed for curious travelers to come together and explore such an amazing city together in a way that focuses more on human condition and culture rather than historical sights and museums. Because we truly believe EVERYONE IS INTERESTING!


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