"The Other Tour" is a guided cultural city tour in Istanbul, Turkey. Instead of museums and mosques, it takes people into real Turkish environments like neighborhoods, schools, family homes and local cafes in Istanbul.
I have posted many videos of our "Other Tour" below:
Thanks for this post! After watching the videos you linked to and checking out the website (www.theothertour.com), I decided to participate in "The Other Tour" on a recent trip to Istanbul. I couldn't have been more pleased or excited with how the day went.
As is mentioned above, this tour goes to great lengths to avoid all of the traditional tourist attractions. Tour participants are truly that - participants - not just bystanders who walk around like robots, listening to the guides without making any contributions. Because of this the tour becomes an 'experience'. We EXPERIENCE the culture. We EXPERIENCE the people. We EXPERIENCE the way they live. This makes the day truly memorable.
I don't want to give away too many of the details, but just know that the tour takes you EVERYWHERE. You will see and experience all sides and aspects of the city. The rich as well as the poor. The modern as well as the traditional. At the end of the day you will come away with a very complete picture of Turkey and Istanbul.
Come with an open mind (and belly). Be prepared to laugh, learn and actively participate.
Flight to Istanbul: $500
Hotel Room: $200
Turkish Rug: $1000
Memories and Experiences on The Other Tour: Priceless
I had gotten an e-mail about a place discovered in 1963 that was an underground city in Turkey. Here are a few sites about it.
Oh I have jasper100.
I was in Istanbul this Summer and I got to participate in the incredible tour that's known as The Other Tour. I completely agree with everything arez says. I had an absolutely amazing time going around Istanbul with brothers Fethi and Bulent. They are not only fun and smart but also incredibly interesting people, to say the least!
I, too, recommend everyone to join The Other Tour if you want to have an unforgettable experience in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.