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Things to do in Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul, the city where the East meets the West! Within this bustling metropolis, you can experience so many different kinds of places, with each part of the city boasting its own unique vibe. But no matter what things you do in Istanbul, you are sure to be met with the hospitality and generosity that defines its local people. So, follow a friendly local and check out below the top things to do in Istanbul!

Interesting things to do in Istanbul

Discover Istanbul like a true local! From strolling through ancient mosques to sipping Turkish coffee over a game of Backgammon, your local host will show you the amazing things to do in Istanbul on a private tour. With so much history in such a small space, you’ll be filling up your bucket list with unique activities in Istanbul. History buffs can walk through the many layers of Hagia Sophia with a local historian, explore the Blue Mosque and the ancient souks, or unwind in a 300-year old Turkish bath. Modern city slickers can ride the funicular at Galata, feast on kebabs and discover Istanbul’s vibrant night life. Simply let your local host know what your interests are, and they will show you where to go to discover the best things to see and do in Istanbul! Exploring Istanbul with a local who knows the city inside out is the best way to find the perfect things to do. They will know where to go to find the most interesting things to see in Istanbul. Whether you stroll through the bazaars shopping for bargains, take a day trip to Princes Islands or feast on tasty street food, your local host will be by your side to show you the best things to see on a personalized tour. If you’re deciding what to do in Istanbul, a Withlocals private tour that is fully customizable is the perfect choice. With a friendly local to show you where to go, you’ll discover the most interesting activities in Istanbul. Let them know what best suits you, and they will sort it all out locally for you!

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