Istanbul’s Nightlife Tour: Local Hotspots & Culture

Istanbul’s Nightlife Tour: Local Hotspots & Culture

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  • Private tour: only you & your local host!
  • Enjoy a traditional local coffee
  • See the Galata Tower under the moonlight
  • 100% personalized tour just for you
  • Visit a cocktail bar with an amazing view
  • Feel the artsy vibes of Karaköy by night

You will meet here: Kılıçali Paşa Mahallesi

What you can expect

As the sun sets, Istanbul’s light keeps shining! Unwind together with the locals and go to their hotspots where they like to gather with friends. From a must sip traditional cup of coffee, to mouth watering street food without forgetting the highlights and hidden gems: this will be a night to remember!

Here’s a real local treat: coffee! Embrace the culture of Istanbul and be a part of the coffee ritual, so beloved by the locals. Chill out at pop up coffee stand and see for yourself how your coffee is getting brewed, right in front your eyes!

Go where the locals go for a little late night shopping. Mae Zae has a big artsy vibe and its shops are open till late, perfect for a little splurging to treat yourself with local goods and artifacts, and where you can see local artists who proudly show off their work.

Of course there’s going to be street food, because this private nightlife tour is all about what the locals love. At the Galata Bridge, you’ll even have the option to choose from two locals’ favorites: fish or doner durum. Take their word for it, you cannot go wrong with any of them! Vegetarian? No problem, there’s also a delicious option for you!

A popular meeting point for the locals is a highlight that you probably noticed during the day. Under the moon, the Galata Tower shines with a different beauty. The local vibes here, are strong! You’ll see more highlights during this experience like Kılıç Ali Paşa Mosque and its hamam which is a magnificent Turkish bath and an interesting tradition.

More local favorites coming your way! The fish bazar is the perfect place to socialize with food with a very lively atmosphere. But where the party’s really at is at the Nevizade street. This popular street full of bars and local hotspots is the spark of Istanbul. Lively establishments and cafes filled with locals are the flame that keeps the night going. And to finish your night with a bang, your local host will take you to a cocktail bar with the best view over Istanbul. The perfect grand finale!

Your magical night in Istanbul can even be personalized to fulfil your wishes. Where do you want to go? Check out the video options, pick your favorite local and let them know what kind of night scene you are into, and they’ll create the perfect nightlife tour for you!

This is the plan

Meeting Point
Meet your local at Tophane Fountain in Karaköy
Kılıç Ali Paşa Mosque
Discover a local mosque and watch the locals at prey-time
Turkish Coffee
Have a ‘street coffee’ at a pop-up wooden stove
Vintage Shop
Enjoy the neighbourhood and pop into an amazing vintage material shop
Delicious Durum
Head to the pier to view the other side of Istanbul while enjoying a delicious durum
Galata Bridge
Take a walk over Galata bridge to get a bigger grasp of Istanbul
Galata Area
Ride up in one of the worlds oldest funiculars to the amazing Galata area
Galata Tower
Enjoy Istanbuls most iconic towers while it is lighten up at night
Fish Market
Take the alternative route to a late night and historical fish market
Dive Bars
See the mayhem of the meyhane dive bars and loud music
Rooftop Bar
Finish on a high (quite literally) atop one of Istanbuls amazing rooftop bars for a great view and a drink

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Kılıçali Paşa Mahallesi
Guest pick-up
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  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
check1 non alcoholic drinks

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  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.