About Us

Our Brand Manager, Eda Sokmen

istanbulite is the brand of an Istanbul- based bespoke travel agency that specializes exclusively on customized experiences in Turkey.

Our story began with a nagging desire to tear down the prescriptive ”to-do”s of the conventional tours. The experience of the city is yours to shape as the traveler, be it for a few hours or weeks.

As ”local tourists” we set out to explore the very best for the ultimate Istanbul experience and developed itineraries with variety, quality and originality.

From tailored itineraries like I have Three Days in Istanbul to unconventional tours like ‘Contemporary Art Walk to workshops on Ottoman cooking, we deliver topnotch expertise in travel.

Basically, give us your travel dates, tell us about yourselves and we’ll take care of the rest.

We design your trip throughout Turkey.

  • Book the most suitable hotel for you
  • Arrange your airport pick up & private yacht tour & hot air balloon
  • Organise all your cultural & historical tours

istanbulite is your LOCAL friend who provides you the essential tips on the following:

  • happening happy hour spots,
  • best sunset bars,
  • coolest art galleries,
  • up and coming neighborhoods,
  • latest exhibitions in town,
  • best time to visit the most popular attractions without loads of tourists.


  1. we evolve: We are ever eager to uncover and create new ways to experience Istanbul, so keep an eye on our blog for new itineraries and discoveries.
  2. we flex and bend! Since your satisfaction is the true measure of our success, we strive to be as flexible as possible in order to make your trip to Istanbul a memorable one.

So go on, how would you take your Istanbul?