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The Other Face of Istanbul-Less Known mosques &Local Market

Activity provider: My Local Guide Istanbul

The Other Face of Istanbul-Less Known mosques &Local Market

Activity provider: My Local Guide Istanbul
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This tour is for those who wants to see the hidden faces of Istanbul. Visit the residential neighborhoods, non touristy mosques, taste the local food and more.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Marvel the 16 Sehazade mosque built for the son who died mysteriously
  • Walk off the tourist trails to Vefa neighborhood to try boza drink
  • Walk by the 6th AD Roman aqueducts
  • Taste local drink Boza serve at the same place for 150 years
  • Enjoy the Buryan kebap ( lamb baked in the well for a slow cook of 5 hours )
Full description
This tour is for those who wants to see the hidden faces of Istanbul, who wants to visit the residential neighborhoods. Enjoy the non touristy Şehazade Mosque and be the only tourist in the area for every sites of the itinerary. Visit the Zeyrek Mosque former Pantrokator church complex built in 1118 A.D. Walk by 6th century A.D. Valens aqueducts which were the city water suppliers. Enjoy the walk in the neighborhood market where food comes from Eastern Turkey. Walk by the Roman city walls which were the defending the city for centuries. Taste the local drink call Boza which have been served in the same places for 150 years. Enjoy the delicious lunch at a non touristy restaurant from the southeast Kurdish cuisine, lamb baked in an underground clay oven for five hours. See the residential neighborhood of Fatih.
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Boza drink
  • Tickets for tram to Fatih and back to Sultanahmet
  • Professional licensed guiding.
  • V.A.T
  • Gratuities to guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off ( tour starts from meeting point )
  • Lunch. 10-15 USD pp.

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Meeting point

Our meeting point is German fountain/ Alman Çeşmesi in Turkish German Fountain Binbirdirek, Atmeydanı Cd., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul Travel to the Sultanahmet Tram Station. From the tram station walk down the hill on the right side of the road toward to the little mosque Firuz ağa . Take the first right onto the Hippodrome ( square ). You will see the green domed fountain in front of you.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Scarf

Know before you go

  • This tour involve walking and use of public transport.
  • Walking distances between site are 5-15 minutes easy walk.
  • Public transport are the most convenient way to travel in Istanbul to skip the traffic jam.
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I’m glad I found this tour as I visited places that otherwise I would have never visited during my stay in Istanbul. I enjoyed the route, really nice spots . A very well managed tour with a super friendly and knowledgeable guide. I recommend having the lunch, it is delicious .

September 19, 2022

Excellent Salih guide, very professional and magnificent tour knowing different less touristy places

October 17, 2019

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