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Friendly international couple living in the most authentic part of Istanbul

My story

Have a seat! Would you like some tea? Let us tell our story. Cem was born in turkish Scotland – Trabzon. He has been living in Istanbul since he was a teen. So we know all the secret places like an old antique shop, which belongs to a friend of the writer Orhan Pamuk. Or where to find the best place for summer swimming!

What do I do here?

Cem is working for movie industry, Masha is in advertising business. And we both are deeply into Istanbul vibes.

What's the best of my city?

It seems to us that Istanbul is almost the whole world packed in one city. Each part of Istanbul has its own wonders and adventures for all kind of expectations!

My tours secret sauce

We would love to arrange for you: - a club-hopping for music lovers, - a food-hopping for foodies, - a view-hunting for Instagram fans, - an antique shopping for treasure hunters. And would love to show you a non-obvious gem of Istanbul – Uskudar, the most ancient, beautiful and historical place of Asian part of the city!

Places of Interest


This flat fee is effective for up to 4 travellers, applied for every localie and destination you choose. 5+ is twice the standard rate.

Whole day


For a full day, it is about 8 hours of activities together with our locals.

½ day


Your ½ day walk with one of our local takes half a day usually takes 4-5 hours.

Discover Istanbul with Cem&Masha

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