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Context Travel - Day Tours

Kaya Aldagan Sok 7/1, Istanbul 80300, Turkey
+90 800 691 6036
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We organize small-group (6 people max) walking tours of Istanbul, led by scholars, professors, and experts in a given topic. A finalist in National Geographic's Geotourism Challenge, Context walks offer a sustainable alternative to large group tours.
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Kaya Aldagan Sok 7/1, Istanbul 80300, Turkey
+90 800 691 6036
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

A friend and I recently enjoyed the Istanbul Immersion: the Asian Side walk with docent Claire Karaz. Claire is American, but has lived in Turkey for over 20 years and gave us a wonderful insight into the culture of Istanbul. With her art history background,...More

Thank parispressy
Reviewed 19 November 2015

I love food tours and do them in every city I go to. The Context Travel Beyond Baklava tour was what really got my attention when looking at the Istanbul offerings because come on a dessert food tour?!? We were met by a guide who...More

Thank marocmama
Reviewed 26 October 2015

My husband and I did five walking tours with Context Travel in Istanbul - Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul Immersion - the Asian Side, Ottoman Architecture: Istanbul's Magnificent Mosques, and Galata Nights. We did three of these with the same guide, Nur, and we enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

My wife and I and friends from our Cruise ship Prinsendam had an excellent tour of Istanbul's historic Diplomatic District near the Pera Palace Hotel. Our guide Kutlughan Soyubol is a PhD candidate of the Turkish modern era at CUNY in NYC. Obviously his English...More

Thank TampaBayJeff
Reviewed 20 October 2015

We had three separate tours with Context Travel guides and all were exceptional! The guides were highly educated, friendly, informative, and provided so many insights into Istanbul and Turkey. Highly recommend. We also used Context concierge services for transfer services from IST airport to hotels....More

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Reviewed 12 October 2015

I had an excellent experience on the private two hour Beyond Baklava: A Tour of Turkish Treats tour with guide Hulya. I am a pastry chef and very interested in baking and pastry around the world. Spending time with Hulya taught me so much about...More

Thank Jordan H
Reviewed 11 October 2015

we have used contact travel several times in different cities and have always found the guides knowledgable and the tours well organized. the topkapi palace is very crowded but we felt our guide did a very good job of giving us information away from the...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2015

Due to our timing we were only able to book private tours with Context. We chose the Market Spice Tour and the Topkapi tour on consecutive days. Thoroughly enjoyed both tours and they proved to be well worth the money. Our guides, Aylin and Reyan...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2015

I have previously used Context Travel in Madrid and Barcelona and found they brought a breadth of knowledge to the topics covered and we left better able to appreciate and understand the destinations. So as soon as I knew I was coming to Istanbul, I...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2015

Very great tours, although it's super annoying that if you don't have at least 3 people in the tour, it either doesn't happen or you have to pay extra. If you're on a long holiday and you're booking multiple tours and this happens, it's annoying....More

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For much of Istanbul’s history, Sisli and the area
just north of Taksim Square were open countryside used
mostly as hunting grounds. These days, Sisli and its
chic streets are considered the very heart of
contemporary Istanbuli life, where an epicenter of
fashion and a thriving business district meet to
create an expressly “downtown” feel. Though largely a
residential neighborhood, luxury hotels, fine dining
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We want to do a walking tour in Istanbul. Between our cruise and bus trip we have a few days to spare. Will have already seen the blue mosque etc with the group tours we are on. Want to see the real Istanbul, not the tourist sites. What do you have to offer?
21 April 2015|
Response from ContextTravel | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We would be delighted to have you join us in Istanbul. For a more off the beaten path experience, we would highly recommend our Istanbul Immersion walk, which explores Uskudar and Kuzguncuk on... More