I can’t even describe how wonderful this tour is, just go! I highly recommend it if you want to get away from the Old City aka Sultanahmet and just see the other side of Istanbul from a local. The whole group did the full tour so The Turkish bath (hamam) was a great bonding experience and not for those who are shy. It was lovely meeting the group, and I have made friends that I hope to see soon as future traveling companions. Polat was an amazing tour guide and person to get to know. I know I would have never found these places on my own. It was 3 rides total on the boat, so we did cross over to Asia side. You won’t regret this tour – go and keep an open mind and stomach!