OTHERtour

he who doesnot travel

does not know,

the value of men.

Moorish proverb

A TripAdvisor Review:

The Other Tour is not a tour. It is a detour. A detour from mainstream tourism. It is a great detour from the touristic sights of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace etc., allowing you to immerse yourself for a short while into the Turkish way of life. Fethi gives a lot of himself by inviting you into his family home and life. He is not your guide. He is your friend for the day as you walk and talk and eat and experience Istanbul life. 

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About | THE OTHER TOUR

ISTANBUL’S ALTERNATIVE culturAL CITY tour.

We bring a personal and meanıngful approach

to every traveler we meet, which is why

our clients love us

and why they keep coming back.

Our Numbers

94%

Client Satisfaction

27

Multiple Participating Clients

412

Number of tours so far

3,369

Total No of Participants

7

Times had to cancel

92,345

Unique visits to our site in 2013

$59.000

Donations made

0

Hate

TRAVEL BRINGS

POWER AND LOVE

BACK INTO YOUR LIFE.

Rumi

Our | Service

We have a unique

ISTANBUL CITY TOUR that allows

PEOPLE TO EXPERIENCE

TURKISH CULTURE THEMSELVES.

This is not a typical tour. The Other Tour is designed for curious travelers to come together and explore such an amazing city together in a way that focuses more on human condition and culture rather than historical sights and museums. Because we truly believe EVERYONE IS INTERESTING!

3 days a week (M,W,F), we set out to spend a great day in Istanbul. We do that with a unique perspective and a beautifully crafted itinerary that allows us to ‘really be a part of Istanbul’ by immersing ourselves into the lives of the locals and their traditions. We try hard not to compromise the qualities that make The Other Tour exceptional, which is a formula we believe consists of love, curiosity, honesty, courage, intelligence and vision.

The Other Tour is also all about laughter andhumor. We believe sense of humor is one of the most magical human qualities and we always paid special attention to create an environment where all participants could express themselves as freely and comfortably as possible. And to be honest, our sense of humor has been challenging to some rather ‘too conservative’ participants in the past and we got our fair share of negative online reviews. So we feel it is necessary to point out the fact that The Other Tour really is not for everyone. Please consider joining us in this special adventure only if you are (or ready to pretend to be) fun, curious, adventurous and open-minded.

TRAVEL FAR ENOUGH

yOU WILL MEET YOURSELF.

David Mitchell

Special | Stuff

ISTANBUL IS ONE SPECIAL CITY.

IT REQUIRES SPECIAL ATTENTION

WE ARE HERE TO GIVE HER EXACTLY THAT.

Have you visited our other website deepturkey.com yet? You really shouldn’t miss the DeepTurkey ’cause it’s awesome! :)

The Other Tour, Istanbul, Turkey by Bryan Long
“I made this short video to compare the typical Istanbul tourist perspective with what I experienced on The Other Tour.”

The Muslim world receives a staggering amount of negative press in Western countries. Over the past summer I had the chance to spend a month in an incredibly vivid and spectacularly beautiful Islamic country. One of my most memorable days in Turkey was spent on The Other Tour — a cultural journey throughout Istanbul that takes travelers into neighborhoods, restaurants, and markets that are typically only visited by locals. I made this short video to compare the typical Istanbul tourist perspective with what I experienced on The Other Tour. I made this because I felt that more Westerners deserve to see the other side of the Muslim world — the rich flavors, vivid textures, beautiful music, delicious food, and incredible people.

-Bryan LONG

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Review: “Meaningful travel experience requires, adventure of the mind and stepping out of a your comfort zone.”

What services do you provide?
We only provide a 14 hour long cultural experience called The Other Tour, nothing else. It runs on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. And you can reserve your place on it only by contacting us at info@theothertour.com
What are the goals of our mission?
To create a more connected, understanding, enjoyable and harmonious world. Travel is key to our mission. Travel is about more than just going to places. It is about people’s minds, hearts and souls. Travel is raising your head and really looking at the sky. Travel is action. Travel is understanding. Travel is knowing your neighbor. Travel is love. Travel is moving forwards. Travel can be through time, feelings, emotions, words, science. Travel has no limits. The question is: where do you want to travel? We want to travel in the best possible world. That is what we will try to create.
Can/Should children come on the tour?
Yes, absolutely. They usually love it more than the adults!
Is there anything we should bring such as bathes or towels for the Turkish bath?
Everything will be provided, you don’t have to bring anything but your smile. However, bringing swim gear is recommended for female participants. You may bring spare clothes for dinner. You will have the chance to change in your room in the Turkish bath.
I am a vegeterian. Would it be problem?
Absolutely not! Our lunch in a Turkish home and dinner at the restaurant will have abundant food for vegeterians. We are very confident about the food! :)
How much will it cost? And can I get a discount?
You need to bring 200€ cash with you PER PERSON. This amount is to pay for all the expenses of the day (Yes, we do a lot of expensive stuff during the course of 14 hours!). It goes like this: everybody brings money and pays for the expenses all together. So, no there can’t be any discount.

IF ONE HAD BUT A SINGLE GLANCE

TO GIVE TO THE WORLD:

ONE SHOULD GAZE ON ISTANBUL.

Alphonso de Lamartine

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    Sat: No tours
    Sunday: Never!
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