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Istanbul - The modern face of Istanbul

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The modern face of Istanbul

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(24 reviews)
Taksim Square and Istiklal Avenue , Istanbul, Turkey
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Let’s walk with me from İstanbul’s independence square to İstanbul’s most crowded pedestrian street. In this tour we see the modern face of Istanbul how it got influenced by European travelers in the 19th 20th centuries. This is the Beyoğlu neighborhood where the fashion of the city is performers and where nightlife starts after midnight. In this neighborhood you forget you are in a Muslim country where alcohol served everywhere and homosexuality is well accepted. Join me for a walk and let’s discover the other face of Istanbul together.


Meet My Local Guide Istanbul

My Local Guide Istanbul

Salih loves introducing Istanbul to people from different parts of to the world. He has been living in Istanbul for more then twenty years and felt at home from the first day he saw it. Salih started work as a guide in 2007 leading the groups in all over Turkey and since 2012 he's back to leading small group tours in Istanbul only. Beside showing the highlights of Istanbul he likes showing the hidden Istanbul, food markets and the selected restaurant and cafes. Salih feels blessed to live in this unique city which is the home for about sixteen millions of people and it manages very well to be great host. He's here to help his guests see this lovely city in the best way with providing a great selection from secrets and the highlights of Istanbul.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Istanbul with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Istanbul. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

LaMecca R.

22 April 2021

This was a cool and casual tour. I have very little knowledge of Turkey and so everything was new to me. Salih told interesting stories and I look forward to joining him again some day and learning more about Turkey!

omar n.

22 April 2021

He's knowledgeable and very personable!!

Patricia Y.

22 April 2021

Excellent tour guide, speaks like a friend

Loba F.

22 April 2021

Wonderful and informative! Loved it! Thanks!

Sara A.

09 April 2021

Great guide!


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