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The Other Tour offers 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 catch a glimpse into the local culture and cuisine instead of just seeing the famous touristy attractions.

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 on 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 in a way that focuses more on human condition and culture rather than historical sights and museums.

The Other Tour presents these different aspects, embraces the diversity and allows you to add to it. It is the inconsistency, the contradictions, that make Istanbul such a majestic place. You can expect to fully experience that on the tour.

The cost of the tour is 200 Euros per person. The price of the tour aside, you will not need to pay for anything all day long.

At the end of the day we will personally drop you off at your hotels with our private vehicle.


What to Bring

We recommend checking the weather report and choosing your outfit accordingly. No special clothing is required at any point during the day. Ladies may wish to bring bathing suits for the Turkish bath though by no means is it a requirement. You may also wish to bring fancier clothes to change into for the dinner. Other than that, be sure to have some comfortable shoes for walking/standing in over the course of the day. And get your dancing shoes on for the music at the end of the day!

Group Size

The group sizes range from 2-8 people.

Morning Meeting Point

The meet up location is the main gate of DOLMABAHCE PALACE (you will see the clock tower). It is located a few miles north of the Galata Bridge on the European side of the Bosphorus and is very easy to get to. The following this link will show you a picture of the clock tower we meet in front of.

The easiest way of getting there is by taxi. If you are staying in a hotel in the Old Town, the fare should be between 10 and 15 Turkish Lira (5-6 Euros). You may ask your reception to arrange a taxi for you at 8:40am. Even though it shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to get there, you can never be too cautious in this city due to the unpredictability of its traffic. If you are staying near the Taksim area, it is even closer. We recommend you leaving the hotel at 8:30am.

What we have created is much better described as an EXPERIENCE. It can be challenging not just physically (due to the roughly 3 hours of walking) but also mentally. We expect our participants to be open, engaging and curious. It is our expectation that every participant brings energy to the table (preferably the positive form) and a desire to get to know not only the city and it’s people, but the other tour participants. Please take the time to read the recommended blog posts and go though some of the past reviews and descriptions.

1 Review for The Other Tour Istanbul


1 Reviews

Not your usual tour

5/ 5

This is the perfect tour for anyone with an open mind and desire to see and experience something beyond what’s in your guidebook. It certainly lives up to its name – Fethi’s passion for his home town is contagious, and not dampened by a healthy dose of irreverence. Embrace this and you will undoubtedly enjoy yourself – it’s an enlightening and unique way to experience Istanbul

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