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Istanbul Small-Group Sightseeing and Culinary Walking Tour

clock 4 hours
  • A chance to enjoy this culinary walking tour for small groups at Beyoglu, Istanbul. A walk from the Taksim Square to the Golden Horn and explore all the tastes Istanbul has to offer.
  • A trip where travellers get to discover more about Beyoaglu. Read more

    What You'll Do:

  • During this walking tour, travellers will have some time to enjoy the local Turkish coffee houses, where they will also get a chance to make their own Turkish coffee, and visit the market places.
  • Visit places like the Pera Palace Hotel, the Pera Museum, the Galata Tower, and the Greek Orthodox, Catholic and Armenian churches which perfectly reflect the multicultural past of these beautiful neighbourhoods.
  • The departure point of this trip is near Taksim Square
  • The trip begins at 10:00 AM
  • The Galata Bridge is the final stop of this tour
  • Explore areas with some of the best antique shops and designer shops. Let's not forget fish markets and delicatessens, where guests can try some of the amazing tastes that Istanbul offers.
  • Depending on the date, travellers might also have a chance to pay a visit to a synagogue that has been converted into an Art Gallery.
  • What It Includes:

  • The travel package includes snacks and lunch
  • The tour also includes a professional local guide
  • Travellers Talk:

  • Some travellers liked the food they were offered
  • Another group of travellers liked the overall experience of the tour
  • Travellers liked the highlights and the information that they received
  • Is It Right:

  • Yes! This trip is a perfect choice for those who like to explore
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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Turkish Night Show (All Inclusive)

clock 3 hours
  • An all-inclusive dinner cruise that takes place in Istanbul
  • A tour that includes a Turkish night show and provides live entertainment Read more
  • A tour that also includes live dance and DJ performances
  • What You'll Do:

    li>Stop at the Dolmabahce Palace which is located on the European coast
  • Get a glimpse of the Beylerbeyi Palace, which was built in the 1860s as a Summer Residence for the Ottoman Empire
  • Stop at the Bosphorus Bridge which connects Europe and Asia
  • Other places that tourists can visit include Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, Buyuk Mecidiye Cami, and KIz Kulesi
  • As live entertainment, the tourists can enjoy belly dancing performances, Turkish folk dance, and professional DJ shows
  • What It Includes:

  • The tour extends for 3 hours and 30 minutes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle is included
  • Tourists are picked up from their hotels in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Hotel drop off is included as well
  • Dinner is served to the guests
  • Unlimited drinks are included
  • Local taxes are included in the cost of the package
  • Restrooms are present on board
  • The dinner menu includes salad, starters, a main course with 4 options, dessert, and a fruit plate
  • Vegetarian meal options are also available.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • The tourists enjoyed the tour as well as the food
  • Another group of tourists were thoroughly entertained by the various live performances they were able to witness during the trip
  • Some tourists were thrilled to see the Bosphorus at night.
  • Is It Right:

  • A great trip for travellers who would like to set sail along the Bosphorus, the meeting point of Europe and Asia
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Istanbul Culinary Tour: Local Tavern and Gourmet Street Foods

clock 4 hours
  • A Culinary Tour where travellers get to taste the local cuisine at taverns and gourmet street shops
  • It is a tour where travellers can enjoy all types of street food, snacks, desserts and drinks. Read more
  • A tour where travellers get to see incredible hidden passages such as the Flower Passage, the Hazzo Poulo, and the Asmalan Mescit
  • What You'll Do:

  • First, visit the popular street food area called Beyoglu or Pera and spend an hour and forty minutes there
  • Next, visit a restaurant with traditional food, decoration, and music
  • Taste Beyoaglu Chocolate - one of the most famous chocolates in Istanbul, and Baklava (baqlawah) - a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo.
  • What It Includes:

  • The food tour is about 4 hours long
  • A professional guide will be provided for this tour
  • Alcoholic beverages, tea and coffee are included within this trip
  • A small group is recommended to best enjoy this trip
  • Travellers Talk:

  • Some travellers have said that this trip is a fantastic experience. They liked how the guide led them to places and food shops that they would never have tried had they not taken part in this trip
  • Travellers liked how the tour guide was excellent, attentive and knowledgeable with regard to the Turkish food and the history of the place. They recommended this trip for all who visit Istanbul.
  • Is It Right:

  • A great option for those who want to know the complex food culture of Istanbul on a guided street food tour
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Istanbul Sightseeing Walking Tour

clock 3 hours
  • A walking tour where travellers get to see the different landmarks in Istanbul.
  • A tour where travellers can enjoy the main attractions while also visiting the secret spots of the city. Read more
  • This walking tour is ideal for first-time visitors.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Meet the guide at the Sultanahmet Square and walk through the spectacular city of Istanbul
  • Sail by the famous spots such as the Hagia Sophia Museum, the Church at Ayasofya Square, and the world famous Blue Mosque .
  • Visit the wonderous Bosphorus Bridge as the next stop for 10 minutes.
  • Pass by the Topkapi Palace and then visit Hippodrome for this tour.
  • The tour ends after an interesting trip to the Grand Bazaar and Misir Carsisi.
  • What It Includes:

  • The tour is about 3 hours long.
  • It is led by an expert local guide.
  • A small group of around 6 people is required for this tour.
  • Confirmation for this trip will be received at the time of booking
  • Travellers Talk:

  • Travellers really appreciated the services provided by the tour guide, who was knowledgeable and happy to answer all the questions
  • A group of travellers liked how the trip started on time and everything was well organized
  • Another group of travellers also liked that the guide was very patient with them as they made stops and took considerable time viewing different places on this tour. Travellers liked the guide's grasp on history and the style of leading the group
  • Is It Right:

  • A great option for those who like to learn about the marvellous attractions, but not venture inside, and at the same time want to discover the places where locals eat and drink.
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Dinner Cruise Turkish Night Show in Istanbul (Non-Alcoholic)

clock 3 hours
  • A dinner cruise tour in Turkey
  • The various live shows are the special attractions of this tour, Read more
  • A tour where travellers get to watch the beautiful sunset over the Bosphorus strait and enjoy the night lights of the city.
  • What You'll Do:

  • All the tourists are required to meet at Unkapanan Kadir Has University., Cibali, after which the tour starts
  • On the way to the cruise, the tourists come across quite a few renowned sites of the city
  • Tourists get to view the Asian coastline and the European coastline which are filled with monuments
  • To make the guests comfortable, the cabin-crew serves unlimited soft drinks
  • Some of the famous sites that the tourists get to come across include the Kiz Kulesi tower, Blue Mosque, and Dolmabahce Palace
  • Catch a glimpse of Turkey illuminated by the lights
  • Tourists are served traditional food to satisfy the appetite
  • The live music and dancing lighten the mood, and bring forth the Anatolian culture of the city
  • What It Includes:

  • The duration of this tour is 3 hours and 30 minutes
  • The tourists are picked up from their hotels at a stipulated time
  • The tourists are dropped at their hotels after the tour ends
  • Unlimited soft drinks are served to the tourists
  • An open buffet dinner option is offered on this tour.
  • An air-conditioned vehicle is provided for satisfying the transportation needs of the tourists.
  • All fees and taxes are included in the cost of the package for the tour
  • Alcoholic beverages are not included on this tour
  • Is It Right:

  • A perfect way to spend an evening with your loved ones; with dinner and entertainment!
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Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour

clock 4 hours
  • An Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour
  • A tour where travellers get to explore four local restaurants to taste rich classic food items such as Cig Kofte, Icli Kofte, Cag Kebab, and Turkish baklava Read more
  • Travellers get to capture a breathtaking view of the city in the evening and learn to prepare Turkish delights
  • What You'll Do:

  • First, visit the Taksim Square and see the old rustic trams adding a unique charm to the city .
  • Then, stop at the Galata Tower, and take pictures of this spectacular medieval reminiscence of history
  • Taste the delicious Turkish treats at Misir Carsisi i.e. the Spice Market
  • What It Includes:

  • The food tour is about 4 hours long
  • A local guide will be leading this food tour.
  • Hotel drop off and pick up facilities are included in this tour
  • Local food and drinks are included in this trip
  • A mininum of 10 travellers are required for this trip to commence
  • Travellers Talk:

  • A group of travellers loved how the guide for this trip was quite accommodating and relaxed. They were also happy with the different types of dishes they got to try, as well as the walk through the different neighbourhoods.
  • Another group said that the guide for this tour was great at explaining things and helping them with the local food, overall making their stomach full, but their heart wanted to go on
  • Is It Right:

  • A great chance to discover Istanbul's delectable bites and the illuminated sights at night
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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Istanbul Private Tour

clock 3 hours
  • This is a half day tour that takes place in the mesmerising city of Istanbul
  • Travellers are able to visit some of the best tourist attractions with this tour. Read more
  • Hidden gems are revealed to the travellers who take part in this tour
  • What You'll Do:

  • Begin the tour by visiting a historical marvel, Hippodrome and learn interesting facts about the place
  • The next stop is the opulent Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, where the tourists get a glimpse of the courtyards of Istanbul
  • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church is the next stop where engaging tales of Sultanahmet are narrated by the guide
  • Tourists head towards Topkapi Palace next, which is a magnificient garden palace
  • Caferaga Medresesi is the next stop which drawss attention to the artistic opulence of Istanbul
  • Then visit the astounding Galata Tower which has the world's oldest funiculars
  • Hop into a tram winding down the lanes of Karakoy to discover the old side of Istanbul
  • Biberon Cafe & Crafts is the last stop
  • What It Includes:

  • The time taken to cover this tour is about 4 hours
  • A local guide hosts this tour
  • Travellers are also required to know that this a private tour; so, no group other than the one booking the trip can participate
  • 2 non-alcoholic drinks are served in this tour
  • Travellers Talk:

  • The tourists said that this tour gives an overview of Istanbul
  • They commented that their guide was amazing
  • The tourists enjoyed their tour and recommended it to others
  • Is It Right:

  • Want to take a look at the best spots to visit in the city? This trip will be the perfect choice for you!
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The 10 Tastings of Istanbul With Locals: Private Food Tour

clock 3 hours
  • This is a Private Food Tour where travellers get to taste a lavish spread of the local cuisine
  • A trip where travellers get to explore the upcoming food hotspots as well as the traditional eateries Read more
  • Travellers can savour the Turkish cheese platter with lip-smakcking pickles
  • What You'll Do:

  • First visit the Bo Sahne Kultur Merkezi and enjoy the local delicacies here
  • Then stop by at the Sadri Alisik Kultur Merkezi, and taste some mouth-watering pickles and fresh juices
  • Then relish the Katip Mustafa Celebi Mahallesi Muhtarligi and enjoy the special Turkish pizza called Pide
  • What It Includes:

  • The food tour is about 4 hours long
  • A local guide will be leading this food tour
  • During this tour, the travellers can taste 7 kinds of foods and 3 kinds of alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic beverages
  • Local food and drinks are included in this trip
  • Travellers Talk:

  • Most of the travellers thoroughly enjoyed this foodies " special tour with their guide and recommended all tourists to take part in this trip atleast once. From start to finish, they loved the choice of local destinations they visited and got to try the excellent dishes.
  • Travellers got to taste a variety of food items in different neighbourhoods around the city giving them a "taste" of the Turkish culture
  • Is It Right:

  • A perfect chance to taste 10 of Istanbul's top culinary treats on this half-day private food tour
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Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Private Tour

clock 4 hours
  • A private tour that allows tourists to explore the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia
  • A private tour through which the travellers get to enjoy some of the main tourist spots of the city Read more
  • During the tour, travellers will be stunned by the hidden gems in the mosques of Istanbul.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Visit the magnificient Blue Mosque for around 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Explore the Hagia Sophia Museum next, for another 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Get to visit the Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi and enjoy the famous caj tea at the end of the day.
  • The last stop for this trip is a visit to the Little Hagia Sophia where travellers get to view the various hidden gems.
  • What It Includes:

  • The tour is about 4 hours long
  • A local guide is also available for this private tour
  • Tea and coffee are included within this tour
  • Travellers Talk:

  • Travellers appreciated that the tour guide for the trip was well informed. They were regaled with interesting overview of the sights. The guide also helped the travellers with a recommendation for an excellent fish restaurant, where he made them feel at home by explaining the various food options available
  • Another group of travellers have recommended this tour to everyone as it is an excellent way to explore Istanbul
  • Is It Right:

  • Perfect for those who are willing to spend half a day in exploring the city
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Dolmabahce Palace & Uskudar(Asian Side) Afternoon Tour

clock 4 hours
  • A tour that allows travellers to cross the stunning Bosphurus Bridge, explore the DolmabahAce Palace, travel to the Camalica hill on the Asian side and then come back to European side
  • In this tour, travellers are also guided on a waterside tour at the DolmabahAce palace, which was last built by the Ottaman Empire Read more

    What You'll Do:

  • Visit the DolmabahAce palace for 1 hour and 15 minutes and enjoy the extravagant halls and chambers as the guide shares the stories of the last sultans.
  • Afterwards, visit the resplendent valley of Camlica hills which is the highest point of Istanbul
  • Get stunned by the chandeliers, marble silk and see the various highlights of the tour such as the grandiose Medhal hall, Crystal staircase and also learn about Mustafa Ataturk, Turkey's first president.
  • Travellers are dropped off at their respective hotels after the tour is over
  • What It Includes:

  • A 5-hour long tour which includes hotel pick up and drop off services
  • A professional guide will be provided for this tour
  • Charges to enter the DolmabahÃce Palace are included in this tour.
  • An air-conditioned vehicle will also be provided for the travellers
  • Travellers Talk:

  • A small group of three tourists were very happy as they were able to get a personalised information from the guide
  • As The Camlica hills offer a great view of both the European side and Asian side of Istanbul and the DolmabahAce Palace, many tourists recommended this tour to their friends
  • Is It Right:

  • Want to go beyond Istanbul's top attractions and discover more of the city from a multifaceted half-day sightseeing tour? Well, this is the right option for you.
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Must – See Bosphorus Stops 1 (Europe)

clock 4 hours
  • A morning cruise that allows travellers to explore Bosphorus and Golden Horn
  • Tourists sail along the strait and also get the opportunity to visit the spice bazaar Read more
  • A tour that offers an unforgettable experience to the visitors and provides them with the opportunity to view some excellent sights of the old city
  • What You'll Do:

  • The tour begins by picking up the guests in an air-conditioned minibus
  • During the tour, the tourists get to learn different facts about the city
  • The tourists are taken to the spice market which has different stalls for spices, nuts, fruits, and more.
  • Next, the tourists visit the Rustem Pasha Mosque, a small building with blue tiles that reflects the Ottoman architecture.
  • The sightseeing is then continued on the cruise
  • On the cruise, the tourists sail along the Golden Horn and pass by most of the prominent cities in Istanbul
  • Some other monuments that the guests can view include Aynalankavak Palace, Eyup Sultan Mosque, and Galata Tower
  • The tourists also come across the lesser-known side of the city like the Ottoman houses, mosques, and mansions
  • What It Includes:

  • The duration of this tour is 3 hour and 30 minutes.
  • The tourists are onboard the cruise for 1.5 hours
  • Hotel pick up and drop off facilities are provided
  • The tour is hosted by a local guide
  • Travellers Talk:

  • One of the tourists said that the tour was excellent
  • Tourists appreciated the information provided by the tour guide
  • Another group of tourists said that the tour was well-organized
  • Is It Right:

  • A great option for those who are wiling to take a guided boat-ride tour along the Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and wander through the Spice Bazaar in Istanbul
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Turkish Coffee Experience (Cooking, Tasting) Afternoon Tour

clock 180 to 240 minutes
  • A tour where travellers get to taste Turkish coffee and can join a coffee making class.
  • A fun tour for travellers where they get to learn and practice the various methods of making coffee at a local coffee shop. Read more
  • A chance to visit some of the oldest coffee houses of the city
  • What You'll Do:

  • Begin the tour with a coffee tasting opportunity at the historical coffee shops of the city
  • Participate in a Coffee Making Course at a coffee shop where you are given a certificate on completion
  • Visit Haci Bekir confectioner, who are the experts in traditional sweets such as the Turkish delight
  • What It Includes:

  • The food tour is about 3 hours long
  • A professional guide will lead this coffee tasting tour
  • This is a small-group tour that is limited to only 15 coffee lovers
  • Hotel pickup and drop services are included in this trip
  • Entry fees are included in this trip's package
  • Trying out the original Turkish coffee is included in this trip as well
  • Travellers Talk:

  • Travellers have said that this is a wonderful tour where they got to visit coffee houses that they would never have found by themselves, which is why they have highly recommended this tour to others.
  • One traveller liked how enthusiastic and informative the guide was. They were the only ones to take part in this tour on that day, so it was more or less like a personalized experience for them
  • Another group of travellers were absolutely fascinated by the service provided by the guide for this tour
  • Is It Right:

  • Great choice for travellers who want to discover traditional techniques for making a perfect cup of Turkish coffee
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Istanbul by Night: Dining Out in a Turkish Way

clock 4 hours
  • A trip that allows travellers to discover the well-favoured ways in which Turkish people dine
  • A chance for travellers to meet the local people, start the evening with simit (a bread roll) and visit the local kanraathane, which is actually a coffee shop Read more

    What You'll Do:

  • Stop at Istanbul Walks, Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Sifahamami Sok. No:1 Kat:1 Sultanahmet.
  • Enjoy live music
  • Visit all the food hotspots which many tourists don't know about
  • Enjoy traditional food with coffee at simit bakery accompanied by some nice music
  • Taste rich and flavoursome tea/coffee/kebabs/traditional starters/simit, etc. on this tour
  • Travellers will be led by a local guide, who will help them enjoy everything and end the trip with a cup of lovely Turkish coffee
  • Visit the Taksim Square, along with other spots such as: - Istiklal Street - Beyoglu District - Local Live Music - Ocakbaagan (Charcoal Grill) Restaurant - Meyhane (Local Pub)
  • What It Includes:

  • This is a one-hour tour and includes a local guide, turkish delights, two glasses of Raki i.e. Turkish coffee or tea , dinner,as well as hotel pick up and drop off services
  • There are a lot of local food and titbits included in this tour package
  • Travellers Talk:

  • A group of travellers were extremely delighted to visit Istiklal street and the Taksim Area
  • Another group of travellers found the local tour guide to be very informative
  • Travellers liked that they got to learn a lot about the local food and culture
  • Is It Right:

  • A great opportunity for tourists where they can eat and explore like a local
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Must - See Istanbul Stops 1: Half Day Morning Tour

clock 4 hours
  • A chance to see the magnificent Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque on a 3.5-hour small-group guided walking tour of Istanbul's best monuments.
  • Delve into the complex culture of Istanbul as you discover its famous monuments and its intertwined history. Read more
  • A trip where the travellers will not only see the beauty of the Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque, but they will also explore the Hippodrome of Constantinople and the German Fountain.
  • What You'll Do:

  • After meeting the guide beside the Hagia Sophia Museum the tourists will begin their 3.5-hour small-group walking tour by stepping into the architectural masterpiece.
  • Tourists will get to admire the intricate details of Christian mosaics and relics as they gaze at the impressive columns and dome structure, begging to be captured in a photo
  • Hotel pick up is available for this trip.
  • The tour commences at 9:00 am
  • Learn about Turkey's close ties with Germany as you visit the German Fountain
  • Stroll through the splendid Blue Mosque and hear tales of the extravagant Sultan who commissioned for it to be built
  • Get to see the water gush from this Neo-Renaissance fountain, and hear how Germany's General Emperor, Wilhelm presented this gift to Turkey to symbolize the two country's longstanding solidarity.
  • Tourists will get to explore the famous Blue Mosque which was commissioned in the early 1600s by the 19-year-old Sultan Ahmet to challenge the brilliance of the Hagia Sophia. While travelling with the guide, travellers will enjoy the grandeur of the enormous dome that fills Istanbul's postcard-worthy skyline.
  • What It Includes:

  • A professional guide will be provided for the travellers
  • Hotel pickup and drop off facilities are available on this trip
  • Travellers Talk:

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    Is It Right:

    Yes! It is a great tour for those who likes architecture, historical stories and facts.
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Private Tour - Istanbul Food Walking Tour of Kadikoy with Breakfast

clock 5 hours 30 minutes
  • A Food Walking Tour that takes place in the Asian district of Kadankoy
  • Visit the markets, delis and the paved lanes of Kadankoy Read more
  • A tour where the tourist gets to taste the various tidbits at the fish market, enjoy filo pastry with syrup and other sticky treats at local restaurants.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Begin the tour with a visit to the fish market and watch the stalls selling fresh fish, mezes and deli-style goodies.
  • Taste the local delicacies such as olives and grilled fish
  • Visit the exhuberant Bosphorus Strait
  • At lunchtime, visit one of Kadankoy's best restaurants, A"¡iya Sofrasan, where chefs recreate dishes that are famous all over Turkey
  • Relish delicacies like kaymak, menemen and sucuk.
  • What It Includes:

  • The food tour is about 5 hrs and 30 minutes long
  • A local guide will lead this food and coffee tasting tour
  • Breakfast is included in this trip
  • Entry fees is also included within this trip
  • Food samples and drinks offered by the guide are also included in this trip
  • Travellers Talk:

  • Some travellers have said that this trip has enabled them to see the Kadikoy side which was quite enjoyable because of the food, people and the general chilled out vibe of area
  • Another group of travellers happily recommended this tour as they had a fabulous day trying out different kinds of Turkish foods as well as gaining an insight into the Turkish culture and history
  • Travellers said that this was an amazing tour
  • Is It Right:

  • Want to experience the colorful food scene of this bustling Asian-side neighborhood with an expert guide? Then this is the right trip for you!
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Istanbul Food Walking Tour of Beyoglu by Night

clock 3 hours 30 minutes
  • This is a relaxed evening walking tour that takes place in the Beyoaglu district of Istanbul
  • A tour where travellers get to witness the unexplored side of the city, eat and relax Read more
  • In this tour travellers get to taste everything from delicious kebab wraps to islak " burgers, Turkish coffee. Experience traditional fortune-telling session, try out mouth-watering meze along with many other dishes.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Begin the tour with a visit to the Cicek Pasaji and taste bits of flavoursome traditional food items like patAcanga boreagi or melted cheese rolls or soslu patlancan salatasan i.e. eggplant salad
  • Listen to the guide providing interesting insights into the street cuisine available in the city
  • Visit Taksim Square where you can eat delicious islak " burgers
  • What It Includes:

  • The food tour is about 3 hrs and 30 minutes long
  • A local guide will be leading this food tasting tour
  • Food samples and Turkish coffee are included in this trip
  • Travellers Talk:

  • This trip was a great way to become comfortable with Istanbul right away as said by most travellers
  • Travellers loved this tour. One traveller was the only one taking part and was provided with 2 guides and another guide who was training for this particular culinary tour
  • Is It Right:

  • A great choice for those who want to savor traditional bites on this guided Istanbul food walking tour through the lively Beyoaglu district
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Eat Like a Local: Istanbul Food and Culture Tour with Dinner at Local Family Home

clock 3 hours 30 minutes
  • A tour that allows travellers to explore the food and culture of Istanbul in one day
  • The main attraction of this tour is home-cooked meal served to the tourists Read more
  • The tour also includes a tour across Sultanahmet
  • What You'll Do:

  • Meet the tour guide at Sultanahmet, which is the meeting point for the tour
  • Visit a local family to gain knowledge about the tradition, customs and the local cuisine found in Istanbul
  • The dinner that is served to the tourists is a sumptious 3-course meal which includes additions prepared by the local family
  • The serving begins with an aromatic thin soup called Acorba, followed by a hearty meal comprising of minced meat and eggplant with rice and salad, and a sweet dripping dessert
  • During the meal, chat with the hosts to know more about the rich tradition and the culture of Istanbul
  • After meal, walk along the street with the guide to know more about the history of the place
  • What It Includes:

  • The duration for this tour is 3 hours and 30 minutes
  • A local English speaking guide is assigned to the group
  • Home-cooked meal
  • The tourists get to drink tea and traditional sherbets in this trip
  • The visitors get to use an authentic shisha pipe that can add a drop of pizzazz to the photographs they take back home
  • Ensured a fantastic personalized experience
  • Travellers Talk:

  • A group of tourists said they got to know the real Istanbul by going on this tour
  • The tourists were happy with the knowledge that they got from the guide
  • They loved having dinner with the local families and the courtesy extended by them
  • Is It Right:

  • For the true essence of Turkish heritage, eat like a local and explore the streets of Sultanahmet. This tour gives travellers that opportunity
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Istanbul Sightseeing Street Food Tour with a Picnic

clock 3 hours 30 minutes
  • A tour that allows travellers to explore the various street food stalls in Istanbul
  • The itinerary also includes sightseeing that allows tourists to explore the popular tourist attractions Read more
  • The main attraction of this tour is the food samples they get to try on this trip; therefore, making it a must-visit for all people who refer to themselves as foodies
  • What You'll Do:

  • Travellers are required to reach the meeting point and meet their tour guide first, after which the tourists take a relaxed stroll around the market, tasting a variety of delicacies which Istanbul is famous for
  • The flavourful delicacies that one tries on this trip includes pastirma, artisan cheeses, and Turkish delight
  • After exploring the market, visit the Eminonu Port for a memorable ferry ride to Aaskudar
  • After reaching Aaskudar, take a leisurely walk with the guide to learn more about this iconic city
  • Relax and enjoy refreshments at a local cafe
  • After the refreshments, take a metro to the Eminonu Port where the tour concludes
  • What It Includes:

  • The tour is 3 hours and 30 minutes long
  • Tourists are led by a local tour guide
  • Travellers get to taste food samples available from various food stalls in the market
  • A one-way ferry ride to Ãœskudar is included in this tour
  • Beverages like an exquisite Turkish tea or a yoghurt drink is offered to all tourists
  • Turkish delights are given to the tourists for tasting
  • Travellers Talk:

  • The tourists found the tour to be interesting and unique
  • Another tourist said that they got to buy rich spices and local dry fruits
  • The tourists enjoyed their visit to the bazaar
  • Is It Right:

  • This 3.5-hour walking tour of the city's food stalls and markets, is perfect for food lovers
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Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Half-Day Cruise from Istanbul

clock 5 hours 30 minutes
  • A cruise to the Bosphorus Strait and the Black Sea in Istanbul
  • A tour where guests spend a relaxing and luxurious afternoon on a sumptuous cruise Read more
  • Enjoy a full Turkish meal onboard, which includes a variety of dishes
  • What You'll Do:

  • After picking up the guests from their hotels, they are taken to Rumeli Hisaran, where they board their cruise
  • Get to spend time around and enjoy the view of the Rumeli Hisaran, before getting into the boat
  • For lunch, grilled chicken with Turkish meze and soda are served, which the tourists can relish in the sun
  • Catch a magical glimpse of the Bosphorus Bridge and Galata Tower
  • After lunch, the tourists sail along the Black Sea and witness the village of Poyrazkoy
  • Then, the tourists get to swim in the Black sea
  • What It Includes:

  • This is a half-day tour that lasts for 5 hours and 30 minutes
  • The tourists are guided by a local guide during this trip
  • All the participants are picked up from their hotels at 1:30 PM
  • After the tour is over, the tourists are dropped off at their hotels at around 6:30 pm
  • All the visitors are provided with lunch
  • Snacks are also offered to the tourists
  • Travellers Talk:

  • Some tourists commented that the tour was amazing
  • Another group of tourists commented that the tour was relaxing and comfortable
  • Others said that they had an excellent experience swimming in the Black sea
  • Is It Right:

  • A great trip for those who wants to explore the Bosphorus Strait and the Black Sea
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Bosphorus Strait Cruise and City Bus Tour with Cable Car

clock 6 hours
  • A cruise that takes place on the Bosphorus strait
  • With this trip, tourist's get the opportunity to see both the European and Asian side of the Bosphorus Strait along with highlights of the magical city of Istanbul Read more

    What You'll Do:

  • This luxurious cruise trip starts with the ship sailing towards the Golden Horn for a few minutes which then continues towards the Bosphorous Strait
  • The cruise sails along the European side of Istanbul for about an hour until it reaches the 2nd bridge of Bosphorous
  • Witness the exuberance of the Galata Tower, the Dolmabahce Palace, the A"¡anraagan Palace, the Ortakoy Mosque and the Rumeli Fortress during this 1 hour sail
  • After observing the 2nd bridge, the cruise turns towards the Asian side of Istanbul to visit the Kucuksu Palace
  • After visiting the Palace the cruise sails along the Asian side of Istanbul and the tourists are able to see scintillating sights of the Anatolian Fortress, the Kuleli Military High School, the Beylerbeyi Palace and the Maiden's Tower
  • Then, the tourists drive along the old lanes of Istanbul on a bus and visit the Pierre Loti.
  • Rejoice an appetizing lunch and then travel downhill via a cable car
  • What It Includes:

  • This is a full-day tour that extends for about 6 hours
  • The tourists are picked up from their hotels between 10-11 am, and the tourists can choose the departure time from the slots
  • The tourists will be provided with a professional guide
  • The garden ticket of Kucuksu Palace is included within this tour
  • Among other activities, the tour includes a city bus tour and cable car ride
  • Travellers Talk:

  • Some tourists said that the tour was exceptional
  • Another said that their guide was knowlegeable and that they gained tons of knowledge about Istanbul on their trip
  • Tourists also said that the price was reasonable and that they would recommend this tour to all who visit Istanbul
  • Is It Right:

  • Its a 6-hour sightseeing cruise tour of Istanbul and perfect for those who want to know more about the country
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