Circle Istanbul (Extraordinary Istanbul)

11 hours (Approx.)
Free cancellation
2 - 6
Mobile ticket


Have you ever toured a city and wished you knew someone there? Someone with the inside scoop on the city; who you could trust and would show you the things you would have never seen on your own? This is how we want travelers to view CIRCLE ISTANBUL.

Circle Istanbul was created by professional guides, who are passionate about their city. More so, our tour was designed for travelers who have seen the major sights and are now ready to see the heart of the city.


  • Breakfast - We experience reel Turkish Breakfast
  • Lunch - Lunch at a boutique Kebap House
  • Dinner - Dinner at traditional Turkish restaurant which called "Meyhane"
  • Snacks - Different kind of food tasting during the day
  • Turkish Bath. Its a "must do activity". Once you are here, you must try traditional traditional bath
  • Transportation
  • Guiding service from a pro licensed tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - Karakoy Rihtim
  • Entry/Admission - Kadikoy Iskelesi
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
  • Entry/Admission - Balat
  • Entry/Admission - Fener Rum Ortodoks Patrikhanesi Kutuphanesi
  • Entry/Admission - Taksim Square

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Taksim Square, Gumussuyu Mh., Istanbul 34435 Turkey

Taksim Square is consdered as heart of the city. It is our meeting point.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cihangir

We are having traditional Turkish Breakfast here. Turkish Quisine is famous in all over the world and Turkish Breakfast is an important component of Turkish Quisine

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Karakoy, Karakoy, Istanbul

Karaköy is a hippie / hipster district of Istanbul. It is famous with bars, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Karakoy Rihtim, Rihtim Caddesi Karakoy, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34560 Turkey

We are having baklava tasting in 'Karakoy Gulluoglu'. Baklava is a Middle Eastern dessert which is made by pistachio. It is Middle Eastern but Turks are quiet good at making baklava. And Gulluoglu is a famouos family in Turkey for making best baklava in Istanbul

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kadikoy Iskelesi, Kadikoy, Istanbul Turkey

Kadikoy is the most beautiful part of Asian Side of Istanbul. Expats who live in Istanbul mostly prefer to live in Kadikoy. Because it is open minded and a liberal neighborhood. We get to Kadikoy after 20 minutes fantastic ferry ride. We are getting from Europe to Asia so basically we will travel between 2 continents

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Kadikoy Iskelesi, Kadikoy, Istanbul Turkey

We are having lunch at Kadikoy. Its a little kebap house and they make the best chicken doner kebap in town

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Uskudar, Uskudar, Istanbul

We get on the ferry for 1, 5 hour ferry for Bosphorus Tour from Uskudar

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Bosphorus Cruise is 2 hours cruising between 2 continents (Asia and Europe) It is a "must-do" activity in Istanbul. Istanbul is a big metropolis with almost 20 million population so Bosphorus Cruise is a great and handy way to see the whole city rapidly. Especially old Ottoman Mansions which we'll see during the tour are considered as one of the most expensive houses

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Balat, Istanbul Turkey

It is a Jewish District of Istanbul.Today there are still some active sinagogs. We can see Jewish influence at architcture. It is also one of the most beautiful and ineteresting part of Istanbul.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Fener Rum Ortodoks Patrikhanesi Kutuphanesi, Sadrazam Ali Pasa Cad. No: 35 Fener, Fatih, Istanbul 34220 Turkey

Next stop is Greek Orthodox Patriarch and Fener District.Fener is famous with boutique coffee shops and interesting back streets. It is a proper hidden gem of Istanbul.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Karagümrük, 34091 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Most interesting part of our itinerary is 'The Turkish Bath Experience'. Get ready for an unforgettable and fun memories. Turkish Bath is one of the 'Must Do' attraction once you visit Turkey.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Taksim Square, Gumussuyu Mh., Istanbul 34435 Turkey

We get back to same point as we started. Last stop of our tour is the famous 'Istiklal Street'. We are having lunch in a traditional Turkish Restaurant call 'Meyhane'

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Time of tour

09:00 AM

Meeting point

Gümüşsuyu, Tak-ı Zafer Cd. NO:3/1, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The destinations we are going to visit are mostly closed for traffic so the only way to see this beautiful city is walking. Circle Istanbul tour contains a lot of walking.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff


  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuity for tour guide

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2022

It has been an incredible experience in a vibrant city. We loved the historical and vibe, and all the insightful comments. special thanks for the fantastic atmosphere created during the tour. Thank you Metin for all

April 2022

It was totally different tour compare with tours i joined before. It is going out of the way and they take you off the beaten paths of Istanbul. It is totally different than classic Istanbul tour. Hidden beauties of Istanbul and street foods amazed us. We had 4 different tastings and Turkish bre...

April 2022

Wow! This tour was amazing! I can’t recommend it enough! It’s 12 hours long and every minute is made the most of! I would actually do it all over again if I had the chance. You are taken away from the main tourist spots, so you have a chance to experience the REAL Istanbul, which is incredible!...

April 2022

Amazing. I wouldn't go back to Istanbul without calling Metin Yulmaz. We had an incredible time. Metin is a pro and loves what he does. You could tell the way that 100 people throughout the day greeted him that he cares about this city and the people here. Felt right at home and safe the entire t...

November 2021

Circle Istanbul Tour was one of the best daily walking tour i've joined so far. We got to see hidden gems of Istanbul as much as major tourist spots. Highly reccomended

June 2021

This was a phenomenal ‘off the beaten trail’ type of tour that took us to some amazing neighborhoods with great food samplings and beautiful views. We likely would have missed these places absent this tour. Metin was our tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and very dedicated to ensuring t...

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