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Istanbul: book a local host

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US$ 66.84
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    What to Expect
    How does it work? 

    Join a like-minded Local Host to explore a neighbourhood in Istanbul, discovering hidden local gems as well as the city highlights, through a local lens of course!

    Explore the most iconic sights in Istanbul like the Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace and the Archaeology museums. Your Local Host will also be able to show you some of the city's hidden gems and local favourites too. 

    Stop to refuel at one of your Local Host’s favourite eateries, cafes or street food markets; a handpicked place that suits your preferences, budget, and dietary requirements. 

    As well as visiting the places you most want to see, stop by local spots and places of interest along the way to get an authentic insight into local life in Istanbul.

    Your Local Host will also advise you on the best way to spend the following days of your trip, allowing you to discover other areas of Istanbul that you will love and revealing other hidden gems that they know you’ll love. 

    Experience Highlights
    * Spend a day with a Local Host who will create an experience that's fully customised to your interests and what you'd most like to see 
    * See Istanbul iconic attractions or off the beaten path spots 
    * Get a unique insider’s perspective as you explore Istanbul's best attractions 
    * Discover the highlights of the area or neighbourhood that you explore
    * See the real Istanbul that you wouldn't find in a guidebook
    * Eat and drink like a local at and grab some street food or head to a food hall like the locals do at lunchtime
    * Get tips and tricks from your Local Host for other areas to explore
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Istanbul, Istanbul
    Departure Time
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
    Istanbul 6 Hrs
    1/10/2019 - 12/31/2023Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM

    Istanbul 3 Hrs
    1/10/2019 - 12/31/2023Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM

    Istanbul 4 Hrs
    1/10/2019 - 12/31/2023Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM

    Istanbul 8 Hrs
    1/10/2019 - 12/31/2023Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 100% Private and personalised experience
    • 3 - 8 hours with a Local Host
    • Authentic local insider knowledge
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • Food and drinks
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • After booking, you will receive a short questionnaire, so you’ll be able to tell us more about your interests and preferences. Based on your responses you’ll be matched with a like-minded Local Host
    • Meeting Point
    • Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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