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    You have found the right address to plan your next trip to Istanbul.

  • Explore Istanbul Like A Local

    We have our list of great places in Istanbul to eat, drink, stay and entertain like a local.

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    History, heritage, art, food and photography themed tours in Istanbul.

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    Learn more about us and what we can offer.

Welcome to 'Istanbul Tours 101'

Merhaba! You have found the right address to plan your Istanbul adventure. We are a small travel company established in 1985. We offer finely curated Istanbul tours for travelers (not for tourists) who would like to enjoy Istanbul like a local. Below are a few reasons why you should book with us. We will be happy to host you in Türkiye. 

Our Benefits to You:

Tours by Local Experts

Experience Istanbul with local, licensed, professional tour guides. We'll show you around as if you were a local from a different city.

Our Network of Professionals

By booking with us, you access our network of travel professionals all around Turkey.

Dynamic Prices

We offer competitive prices for each group size. The more people in your group, the less you pay.

Friendly Support Team

Our friendly team is at your assistance whenever needed. All your inquiries are handled by our local experts.

Fully Customizable Private Tours

All our tours are easy to customize to suit your travel needs. We will suggest you the optimal route.

Save Time & Energy

We have been organizing tours in Turkey for more than 30 years. Tell us your needs and we will tailor the best for you.

Discover Istanbul with local experts.

Book your trip to Istanbul with 'Istanbul Tours 101' to get better deals and support sustainable tourism.

Find Your Istanbul Tour(s)

Dear guest, please pick your Istanbul tour(s) below to get the most out of your time in Istanbul. You may use the tour tags below to filter and find your favorite daily Istanbul tour(s). First 4 tours of our list explores Top 20 places to see/visit in Istanbul. We also have tours for those who have been to Istanbul before, with tag “I’ve Been to Istanbul“. We also listed five “Special Interest Tours” to give you an idea on what we can offer to you. 

Best of Istanbul Tour

Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar...

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ECLECTIC ISTANBUL TOUR

Dolmabahce Palace, Spice Market, Istiklal Street, Bosphorus Cruise

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EXOTIC ISTANBUL TOUR

Basilica Cistern, Suleymaniye Mosque, Bazaar Quarters, Chora Church, Fener & Balat

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ISTANBUL ASIAN SIDE EXPLORER

Beylerbeyi Palace, Kuzguncuk, Camlica Hill, Maiden's Tower, Kadikoy...

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ISTANBUL FOOD TOUR

An Introduction to Turkish Cuisine, a day long food exploration...

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ISTANBUL PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR

Explore Istanbul for different angles. This tour is curated on the go...

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BYZANTINE HERITAGE TOUR OF ISTANBUL

Discover the Byzantine legacy at its heart. Byzantine history & architecture

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OTTOMAN HERITAGE TOUR OF ISTANBUL

Discover the Top Ottoman Sights in Istanbul. Ottoman History & Architecture

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Jewish Heritage Tour of Istanbul

JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR OF ISTANBUL

Discover the long history of the Jewish heritage in Anatolia and Thrace

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What Do Our Guests Say About Us?

Read reviews the of our previous guests. To learn more about us please us on TripAdvisor.

  •   Cihan was an incredible guide to Istanbul. His depth of historical knowledge was amazing, and he was very engaging. In just one day we saw so much of this amazing city. His tour made me want to learn more about Istanbul and Turkish history--there is...More

    thumb Stephanie S
    3/15/2019
  •   We took a tour from Cihan of Istanbul sights... we can honestly say we wouldn’t have enjoyed the monuments and sights as much as we did without his incredible knowledge of Byzantium and Ottoman history. Highly recommended.

    thumb onemoregmu
    2/09/2019
  •   My first in Istanbul and spent two days with Cihan. tbh, i did not join any other tours hence i cant compare but we had a good time. Nice and accommodating, Cihan has a wealth of information of not just Istanbul but Turkey at his...More

    thumb Joolene
    9/26/2018
  •   My first in Istanbul and spent two days with Cihan. tbh, i did not join any other tours hence i cant compare but we had a good time. Nice and accommodating, Cihan has a wealth of information of not just Istanbul but Turkey at his...More

    thumb Jo0lene
    9/26/2018
  •   This was my second time to visit Istanbul, and second time to ask Cihan to be our guide. First time we were a group of about 12 and this time we were just 3. Cihan has also been a guide for my family and for...More

    thumb Roberto G
    9/15/2018

Tours from Istanbul

We created perfect travel packages from Istanbul. All tour packages include two or three days extensions to discover the neighboring areas of Turkey’s major, cultural tourism destinations. Our tours from Istanbul are by land, by air and/or their combination

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Bursa Tours from Istanbul
3 Packages - 3 hrs by road

Bursa Tours from Istanbul

Visit famous sights of Bursa in one day. To extend your stay, you can visit Iznik and early Ottoman era village of Cumalikizik.
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Edirne Tours from Istanbul
2 Packages - 3 hrs by road

Edirne Tours from Istanbul

Visit the second capital of the Ottoman Empire. Crowned with several imperial architecture, Edirne is famous for Sinan's masterpiece; the Selimiye Mosque.
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Gallipoli Tours from Istanbul
3 Packages - 5 hrs by road

Gallipoli Tours from Istanbul

Visit the historic battlefields and monuments of Gallipoli, where the fate of the WWI was changed for the Turks and the ANZACs.
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$10 Discount - w/ flights

Cappadocia Tours from Istanbul

Discover the magical landscape and history of central Anatolia. Don't forget to book your hot-air balloon ride.
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Ephesus Tours from Istanbul
3 Packages w/ flights

Ephesus Tours from Istanbul

Visit the world famous ancient city of Ephesus, the second best preserved ancient city in the world after Pompeii.
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3 Packages - w/ Flights

Gobeklitepe Tours from Istanbul

We offer a one-day fast paced tour to Gobeklitepe, or create your own multi-day experience.
We are a small travel company curating cultural experiences in Istanbul and Turkey. Contact us for local, expert advice.