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Beyond Old Town; a Free Tour from European Karaköy to Asian Kadıköy

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  • İstanbul
  • Available in English
  • 3 hours

About the Guru

Hi! We are Yasemin and Çağatay. We are English speaking licensed professional tour guides who were born and raised in Istanbul. We combine our experience in the field with our endless passion for our beloved city to create the best experience for tourists from all over the world. Make yourself a favour and book one of our walking tours.

Hi! We are Yasemin and Çağatay. We are English speaking licensed professional tour guides who were born and raised in Istanbul. We combine our experience in the field with our endless passion for our beloved city to create the best experience for tourists from all over the world. Make yourself a favour and book one of our walking tours.

About the Tour

Stuck in the old town? The old town of Istanbul is spectacular but this fantastic city offers more. We invite you to explore the local life of this vibrant metropolis on two continents.

We will start our tour in Karaköy facing the old town. We will explore this multi-ethnic neighborhood on the European side of Istanbul. See its historical buildings, trendy cafes and have a look at the world’s second oldest and shortest metro. 

Then we will take the public ferry to the Asian side, Kadıköy. You will enjoy lovely views and the amazing skyline of the old town while listening to the legends of the city.

On arrival to Kadıköy, we will explore the most popular neighbourhood of the Asian side where many locals meet, shop, and hang out with their friends. You will see the real local life. Discovering  the lively market area of Kadıköy is an exciting experience because of the famous eateries, vegetable, fruit, and fish markets, sweet and deli shops as well as bars, pubs, and meyhanes. We will end up our tour in Kadıköy so that you can taste the local cuisine after the tour, like a local.

This is not a food tour but especially in the Kadıköy market area, we will be talking about the street food and Turkish cuisine which is not only kebap and baklava.

Are you ready to fall in love with İstanbul?

Important information:

*Please note that; this is a pay-as-you-want walking tour but there is a cost of a ferry which is 10 Turkish Liras  for a return ticket between Karaköy and Kadıköy.

*RESERVATİON İS REQUİRED because we are keeping our groups small for a better and more intimate experience.

The tour is only in ENGLISH.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Next to Karaköy Pier in Karaköy.The guide will carry a blue umbrella.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are accepted. The maximum number of attendees per booking is 10 people.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is not suitable for pets.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Thu, 23 Sep 15:00
  • English
    Sat, 25 Sep 15:00
  • English
    Tue, 28 Sep 15:00

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (6)

Ali Hasnain 09/19/2021

Overall Yasemin is very charming, can communicate excellently, and clearly knows and loves the job she is doing :)

Mario 09/18/2021

Excelente, muy recomendable!!!

Janine 09/17/2021

Amazing tour with an amazing guide. I liked it so much. Definetly recommended.

Roberto 09/15/2021

It was incredible, in my opinion is the best tour that you can do after visit the old important monuments. This tour is more about the real life of Turkish people, about where they go out, local food... The experience was really funny and yummy

Celine 09/09/2021

Yasemin,our guide was amazing. Boat ride was one of the best and local market area of Kadıköy was really interesting. Thank you very much for this wonderful afternoon. I strongly recommend this tour.

5.0(6) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

5.0(6) Ratings