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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.

Q What are the goals of our mission?

To create a more connected, understanding, enjoyable and harmonious world. Travel is key to our mission. Travel is about more than just going to places. It is about people’s minds, hearts and souls. Travel is raising your head and really looking at the sky. Travel is action. Travel is understanding. Travel is knowing your neighbor. Travel is love. Travel is moving forwards. Travel can be through time, feelings, emotions, words, science. Travel has no limits. The question is: where do you want to travel? We want to travel in the best possible world. That is what we will try to create.

Q Can/Should children come on the tour?

Yes, absolutely. They usually love it more than the adults!

Q Is there anything we should bring such as bathes or towels for the Turkish bath?

Everything will be provided, you don’t have to bring anything but your smile. However, bringing swim gear is recommended for female participants. You may bring spare clothes for dinner. You will have the chance to change in your room in the Turkish bath.

Q I am a vegeterian. Would it be problem?

Absolutely not! Our lunch in a Turkish home and dinner at the restaurant will have abundant food for vegeterians. We are very confident about the food! :)

Q How much will it cost? And can I get a discount?

You need to bring 200€ cash with you PER PERSON. This amount is to pay for all the expenses of the day (Yes, we do a lot of expensive stuff during the course of 14 hours!). It goes like this: everybody brings money and pays for the expenses all together. And sorry but there can’t be any discount either. No deposit required though. Explained below.

Q I’m a little shy to take a Turkish bath. Is it possible to avoid this part of the tour?

Yes, absolutely. Many participants in the past have skipped the Turkish bath and we have always managed to replace that hour with a fun activity such as exploring the neighborhood and having pre-dinner drinks in a bar nearby.

Q What do we need to do to make a reservation? Do you require a deposit?

All you need to do to book The Other Tour is to send us an email and pick your date of choice. As soon as we confirm your request, all you gotta do to join the tour is just to show up at our meeting point at 9am. No payment in advance (deposit) required.

Q In visiting the school, are they in need of supplies? Maybe I can fit something into my luggage! 🙂

They don’t really need anything. So please don’t be bothered. But if you really really want to, past experience tells us that the kids at school mostly enjoy picture books and interesting CDs and DVDs.

Q “Is there a mobile number I can contact you on if there’s an emergency or we are held up in traffic etc?”

+905301584663 or alternatively +905319111128

Q “Does the tour get canceled when it rains?”

No, the rain got nothing on The Other Tour! And statistical reality is: on day of this tour, it usually is perfect weather! Weird.

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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