We provide a 14-hour long city tour called The Other Tour. It runs every day of the week. But our big days have traditionally been Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. It is a cultural immersion experience that allows you a have deeper understanding of the local culture while experiencing a fantastic day in Istanbul.
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. And sorry but there can’t be any discount either. No deposit required though. Explained below.
I’m a little shy to take a Turkish bath. Is it possible to avoid this part of the tour?
Yes, absolutely. Many participants in the past have skipped the Turkish bath and we have always managed to replace that hour with a fun activity such as exploring the neighborhood and having pre-dinner drinks in a bar nearby.
What do we need to do to make a reservation? Do you require a deposit?
All you need to do to book The Other Tour is to send us an email and pick your date of choice. As soon as we confirm your request, all you gotta do to join the tour is just to show up at our meeting point at 9am. No payment in advance (deposit) required.
In visiting the school, are they in need of supplies? Maybe I can fit something into my luggage! 🙂
They don’t really need anything. So please don’t be bothered. But if you really really want to, past experience tells us that the kids at school mostly enjoy picture books and interesting CDs and DVDs.
“Is there a mobile number I can contact you on if there’s an emergency or we are held up in traffic etc?”
+905301584663 or alternatively +905319111128
“Does the tour get canceled when it rains?”
No, the rain got nothing on The Other Tour! And statistical reality is: on day of this tour, it usually is perfect weather! Weird.
Are you a licenced travel agency?
Yes, we are an A-Class travel agency licenced by TURSAB (Association of Turkish Travel Agencies) with the registration number 8511.
Who made your website?
Fethi Karatas, supervized by his oldest brother Ahmet, aka. Photosgrafus