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Taste Istanbul – on the search of authentic delights (full day)

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Let us share with you our daily lives and tastes while walking through the heart of modern and old Istanbul. This is an interactive tour where you will live Istanbul with asking questions, tasting samples of delicious food and walking through crowds. We will begin our tour in Taksim Square where the city never sleeps. Start walking through Istiklal Street, we will have a peek at the most popular (not necessarily the fanciest) restaurants to understand the Turkish cuisine. We will be learning about and tasting various kind of food while walking through flower passage and small fish market and towards the end of Istiklal Street. We will continue our walk down to Galata Tower and pass through Galata Bridge. From one of many boats on the shore, we will buy sandwich lunch of fresh fish caught that morning by the fishermen on the bridge. We will then walk to Spice Market to loose ourselves amongst spices, Turkish delights, baklavas, coffee shops, delicatessen and we will make our way to Grand Bazaar where has been very lively for hundreds of years as it was the heart of economy and politics in Old Istanbul.. With thousands of shops selling many oriental ornaments, jewellery, food, handicrafts and now many perfectly faked big brands (J) Grand Bazaar still keeps it charm.

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Things to know

  • This tour requires ability of walking for some hours

Do & Don't in Istanbul

  • +Go antique and vintage shopping in Cukurcuma
  • +Enjoy a sunday brunch along Bosphorus
  • +Take a romantic ferry ride along Bosphorus
  • -Do not enter the houses with shoes
  • -Don't drive in local traffic
  • -Don't wander in the back streets of Beyoğlu after midnight


Period 1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
01.01.2016 31.12.2016 € 289 € 169 € 139 € 119 € 109 € 99

Tour Includes:

Pick up & drop off

Tasting of various food along the way

Fish sandwich lunch

Professional English speaking tour guide, fully licensed under the Tourism Ministry


  • Dear Gursan & Nazan Thank you and Nazan for all you did for us well beyond the call of duty. I want you both to know how much your care was appreciated and all of the extras.
    Sara Williams - University of Saskatchewan
    I would like to thank you again Gursan, you truly made this a trip of a life time and opened so many doors. Take care my friend.
    David Tallentire

  • I am so very grateful for all your suggestions, it is because of you that Istanbul is truly one of my favorite places in the world! - Debra Dimancesco

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