Ahu Bali

Ahu Bali

I am an addict for meeting new people and socialize internationally! I love my city, Istanbul and I'm willing to share the most local experiences with travellers to explore the city just like an insider! The quality and fun is just so enjoyable when it's also economic! Come and share the experience with me and my friends. You will never regret!

LGBT - Full Day Quality Istanbul Just Like a Local!

This tour is beyond comparison! Travellers who want to see the city as an insider;

You are just right on spot if you are looking for a UNIQUE, QUALIFIED and LOCAL LGBT tour in beautiful Istanbul!

In Turkey on the contrary what is believed, LGBT tourism is developed. Special events, bars and restaurants are more integrated in Istanbul but there are some areas and disctricts more likely to be the meeting spots of LGBT tourists and locals.

I have arranged a FULL DAY (12 hours) tour for you full of flavour, culture, elite but plain atmospheres, unique tastes and fun! We are going to be visiting different places which you will never get to know through other websites. In order to live an unforgettable full day in Istanbul just like a local, you need to share this experience with me and discover the most authentic streets, restaurants, bazaars, cafes, bars and clubs in the most economic ways. 

At the end of the tour, beside the smile you will have on your face, you will realize that you have won wonderful friends from your amazing Istanbul tour.

Tour Information

Location
Duration
12 Hours
Departure
09:00
Price per Participant
88.00 USD
Languages
Group size
1 - 6 people
Transportation
Bus
MRT
Walking
Taxi
Includes
Transportation during tour Full Breakfast Menu 1 Coffee in Cihangir 1 Drink on the Stairs 1 Wrap + 1 Drink, for Dinner 1 cocktail at the bar Nightclub Entrance Fee
Excludes
Transportation to the meeting point in the morning (Meeting Point: Taksim Square 09:00 a.m.) Lunch Shopping
Cancellation
In case of cancellation please inform 3 days before the trip so that I can make the arrangements properly.

About the creator
Ahu Bali

Ahu Bali

This tour is beyond comparison! Travellers who want to see the city as an insider;

You are just right on spot if you are looking for a UNIQUE, QUALIFIED and LOCAL LGBT tour in beautiful Istanbul!

In Turkey on the contrary what is believed, LGBT tourism is developed. Special events, bars and restaurants are more integrated in Istanbul but there are some areas and disctricts more likely to be the meeting spots of LGBT tourists and locals.

I have arranged a FULL DAY (12 hours) tour for you full of flavour, culture, elite but plain atmospheres, unique tastes and fun! We are going to be visiting different places which you will never get to know through other websites. In order to live an unforgettable full day in Istanbul just like a local, you need to share this experience with me and discover the most authentic streets, restaurants, bazaars, cafes, bars and clubs in the most economic ways. 

At the end of the tour, beside the smile you will have on your face, you will realize that you have won wonderful friends from your amazing Istanbul tour.

NAİF - Delicious Unusual Anatolian Breakfast

We start our Triip with a unique interpretation of traditional Anatolian breakfast at "Naif" in Karaköy district. The breakfast includes different selected tastes from all around Turkey. Owners of "Naif" are two life-partners and import all natural goods from small village producers in different locations of Anatolia.  Whole breakfast menu we have arranged for you is included in the Triip ;)

GALATASARAY and GALATA - Smell of Local Culture

After our traditional Aegean breakfast in Karaköy we arrive at Galatasaray, the bohemian Beyoğlu district. Visiting the "Sahaflar Çarşısı" (used books bazaar) will be a unique challenge and help us to get lost in history as well as joining the local crowd. Ones who wish to buy some books or historical objects, there will be enough time to do so. Just to be able to see this atmosphere and search through antique stuff will be stunning.

The next stop is in a short walking distance. After a walk towards "Galata Tower", passing by the most touristic square of "Galata" full of cafes and restaurants which don't interest us ;) , we reach to "Lale Plak" Record Store full of various masterpiece records and unique collection items.

TAKSİM SQUARE and İSTİKLAL - Nostalgy and Food

We take the "Nostalgic Tram" along the "İstiklal Street" to reach the "Taksim Square" in order to get some food in our stomachs! "Taksim Square" is located at the heart of modern İstanbul connecting "İstiklal", "Sıraselviler", "Tarlabaşı" and "Cumhuriyet" Streets with its cosmopolitan crowd. The Square is the most common meeting point for everyone, gathering spot for attactions and has been witnessing political, social and intellectual movements both locally and internationally. LGBT Proud Parade has been performed by thousands in "Taksim Square" and along "İstiklal Street".  You should visit İstanbul at the time of the parade during June.

For meat-eaters I recommend "Bursa İskender" with it's delicious meat and "Yogurt" accompanied with local Turkish drink "Ayran" if you want to try the nice taste!  "İskender" is the most common traditional "Kebap" of Turkish people. For Vegeterians and Vegans, "Zencefil" is a hidden spot with its amazing tasteful vegan dishes. Ones who desire may go there during our lunch break.

JOURNEY - Exploring Cihangir for locals

After lunch you've got to head onto the "Cihangir" district for hanging around and having drinks for sure! After a 10 minutes walk down the "Sıraselviler" Street we will reach "Cihangir" where art and elite culture welcomes us. Locals love to hang around and pass the whole day in "Cihangir"! Most of the artists, art students, film directors, journalists and writers live in this peaceful district whereas its cosy and genuine atmosphere is suitable to meet people around the world. Perfect spot for LGBT locals!

The cafe that I've chosen for our tour named "Journey". Just like its name, the place is located at the very end of the street like a hidden corner, recalling a relaxing stop after a long journey. Your 1 cup of delicious coffee is included in this Triip.

RAINBOW STAIRS - Chillax on the Stairs Against the View With a Drink

Colored like a rainbow, "Cihangir Stairs" are just a ChiLLaX point down to Bosphorus with its amazing sea view! It's a hidden passage for locals to bring their own drinks and hang out on the stairs for as long as they want while the city lies beneath their feet. We buy you a drink! You can either hang out, get some rest, walk back to "Taksim Square", explore "İstiklal Street" or do some shopping in the free time given ;) Till me meet back at "Taksim Square" before going to "Nişantaşı" to start the night-out and have some fun!!!

Free Time for 2 hours

YUFKA - Healty Homemade Delicious Wrap for Dinner

Our first destination in "Nişantaşı" is "Yufka" locally famous with its wrap and one wrap is quite satisfying :) This wrap is different from the popular Turkish wrap. The ingredients are cooked and prepared in the taste and form of homemade food, not fastfood. You have various alternatives and can prefer whichever ingredient you like in the wrap. We offer you 1 "Yufka" + 1 Drink.

MAHALLE - Drinks at the Neighborhood Bar

With our full stomachs we walk to "Mahalle" which means "neighborhood" in Turkish. "Mahalle" is a hearty bar to have some drinks and chatter all night long in the neighboorhood with its local haunters. Welcomes foreigners and guests all the time with their lovely cocktails and selective drinks. Your first cocktail is from us!

LOVE DANCE POINT - LGBT Nightout Blast!

Are you ready to discover the LGBT nightlife?! Our next and final stop is "Love Dance Point", a LGBT club located in "Harbiye" district just a few blocks away from where we are set to go. You'll have a lot of fun inside and be stunned by the DJ performances, live shows and special events. Entrance Fee is included in this Triip. Enjoy!

Please note that Love Dance Point is open only Friday and Saturday nights.

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