Istanbul - Tulip journey from Istanbul to Amsterdam

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Tulip journey from Istanbul to Amsterdam

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(118 reviews)
Emigran Park , Istanbul, Turkey
40 mins

About the tour

Let’s walk in a tulip park together in Istanbul on the side of Bosporus straight where tulips were accepted as the national flower of Anatolia by the Ottoman Sultan. This will be 1730s when Ahmet the 3rd claim the tulip as national flower of Anatolia and began the era of art and modernism of the empire. About two centuries before in 1550s the tulip bulbs were taken from Istanbul to Europe for the first time by Basbecq who was an ambassador to Ottoman Sultan.

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 40 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

William R.

10 May 2021

Excellent tour host, spectacular tulip gardens, excellent video & sound quality.

Penelope (Macclesfield, UK) D.

05 May 2021

An excellent tour

María (Ottawa) C.

04 May 2021

I‘m glad a saw some of this beautiful park and the tulips. Too bad for the bad internet connection but these are things no one can predict. Great tour to appreciate the design of the park. Your tours are great Salih!

Richard H.

04 May 2021

Interesting tour of a beautiful place. Turkey is high on my list of places I'd like to see. Technology is grest -- when it works! Thanks for your good efforts. Best wishes from Massachusetts.

Anne L.

04 May 2021

Thank you Salish! Beautiful tulips Don’t worry about the connection; I’ll be back! Wonderful tour

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