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Top Arts & Cultural Tours in Istanbul

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Alterist – Art & Culture Tours

Our aim is to introduce the local art scene of Istanbul to you! Discover our tailor made tours based on arts and culture, accompanied by our expert art historians & curators.

Our tours can be booked 24 hours in advance through our website. We offer a selection of art galleries, private collection and museum tours which can be customized according to your needs. Most of the tours take two hours and are held in English, we also offer different language options.

What does Alterist do?

Alter.ist is a platform which aims to introduce the local art scene of Istanbul to tourists and travelers visiting Istanbul. Discover our tailor made tours based on arts and culture accompanied by art historians and curators.

What should I do to join a tour?

You can select the tour, date and hour according to your preference. All of our tours are held in English, extra translation service can be provided for other languages. You will be redirected to the purchase page. You can combine art gallery routes and museum routes, contact us from [email protected] for further information.

We organize customized arts & culture tours to artists studios, selected biennial locations, art fairs, exhibition spaces and other art related events. For further information please contact [email protected].

Is it possible to create a customized private tour according to your needs?

Yes, please contact [email protected] for further information. According to your interest  we can organize arts & culture tours to artists studios, biennial locations, art fairs, exhibition spaces and other art related events.

How do we communicate with our tour guide?

After the purchase we reach you via e-mail and from whatsapp in order to secure a healthy communication. 

How many people are there on average in a tour?

Depending on the selected tour minimum two, maximum eight or ten people can attend. During the high season, groups of 2 or 3 can be combined. For example, if there are two reservations for the exact time and date, groups can be combined.

How can I cancel or change my reservation?

You can cancel up to 72 hours in advance and get a full refund.

How can I comment or give feedback about my experience?

We value your feedback in order to improve! You can directly e-mail [email protected]

What are the guides backgrounds?

The art historians in our team are experts in their field. Our tours are carefully curated by our guides whose academic studies are on arts and culture.

How do you secure my payment information?

All credit card information is stored remotely with a level 1 PCI-compliant service provider. All sensitive information is conveyed to that provider through a secure (SSL) connection. We do not share any of our customer information with anyone.

How do I receive the invoice?

Invoices arrive via email  as a PDF document.

Top destinations

sakıp sabancı museum

Sakıp Sabancı Museum is a prestigious art museum located in Istanbul, Turkey. It offers a rich collection and impressive exhibitions that provide a delightful experience for art enthusiasts. The museum hosts artworks from various disciplines and promotes the exploration, learning, and appreciation of art. Sakıp Sabancı Museum plays a significant role in preserving cultural heritage and expanding access to art.

Istanbul Art Museum Tour

Pera Museum is a prestigious art museum in Istanbul's Beyoğlu district, showcasing diverse collections and captivating exhibitions spanning various art genres and periods. It aims to inspire visitors through thought-provoking displays and educational programs, fostering cultural exchange and creativity.


Arter Contemporary Art Center is a prominent cultural institution located in Istanbul, Turkey. It serves as a dynamic platform for contemporary art, showcasing diverse exhibitions, performances, and public programs. Arter fosters critical engagement with contemporary art practices and encourages interdisciplinary dialogue, making it a vital hub for artists, scholars, and art enthusiasts.