top5 Sightseeing in Istanbul

Istanbul is a huge city with new things to see around every corner. Because of this, sightseeing in Istanbul may seem like a really big undertaking, because you really don’t want to miss anything about this lovely city. But, with help from your local guide and these tips, you can be sure to see some of the best sights in Istanbul!

Withlocals experiences in Istanbul are

100% With locals

Who you see is who you get.
The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

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are private, meaning exclusively
for you.

a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
Our hosts share it with you.

Top sightseeing experiences in Istanbul

National Geographic Photographer Workshop

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€111.00 p.p.

When Europe Meets Asia: Full Day Tour

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

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€52.50 p.p.

Underground Ruins & Rooftops of Old Istanbul

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€45.00 p.p.

Picture perfect tours in Porto

Street Markets & Unrevealed Treasures

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€52.50 p.p.

Istanbul’s Cultural Gems: Mosques & Museums

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

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€75.50 p.p.

Treasures of Istanbul: Driving Layover Tour

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

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€86.00 p.p.

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Marcia Benoit
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Underground Ruins & Rooftops of Old Istanbul

Benoit is a rock star tour guide! Not only is he fun, sociable, postive and accomodating to your interests and needs, but he is extraordinarily knowledgable and passionate about the life and times (present and past) of Istanbul. A true scholar and professional. We couldn't have had a better guide to open us up to the mysteries and the histories of a most incredibly beautiful and complex city -- Istanbul. Thank you Benoit.

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Doreen Alper
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Alternative Istanbul: Yeldeğirmeni & Street Art in Kadıköy

As a female solo traveler and a street art junkie, I chose Alper and was not disappointed.
He was kind enough to pick me up as I was staying on the European side. He taught me how to purchase and top-up an Istanbul card which was very useful as I continued to use for the next two days. Our walk at Kadiloy took us to the neighbor of Yeldegirmeni and Moda. We saw many interesting and fascinating street arts and murals. His knowledge of the artists and their art works was impressive. During our cay break, he shared some culture and history of Turkey. As it’s a private walking tour, the pace is entirely up to you. I saw more than 15 street arts, plus churches and buildings. If you want hidden gems and non-touristy places, Alper is your guy.
Good job Alper, and thank you for a wonderful and memorable guided tour!

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Rhoda Ugur
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A customized trip with Ugur

We spent a fantastic day with Ugur as he showed us around the main historical sights of Istanbul. He was very interesting to talk to and was really helpful in advising us about where to eat and other places to visit. Nothing was too much trouble for him. I would highly recommend booking a private tour with Ugur.