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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

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1149
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$175.00
per group
From
$175.00
per group
Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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* A traveler said: "We had the most amazing experience and loved everything about this tour! Very knowledgeable guide, great sight seeing, a must to do in Istanbul!"


Skip The Line: 1-2 or 3 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

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Skip The Line: 1-2 or 3 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

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37
  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$108.00
per group
$120.00
$12.00 savings
From
$108.00
per group
$120.00
$12.00 savings
Make your Istanbul adventure totally unique with a 1- 2- or 3 day private sightseeing tour. Opt for a single day and see the whole of the Old City, plus the Grand Bazaar. Extend the tour to include a second day and visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim, and Istiklal Street, plus a Bosphorus cruise. Please note that your guide is happy to alter the itinerary completely to accommodate your personal interests.
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* A traveler said: "Kadir was my guide for the day! He went above and beyond with showing me everything and more. He answered all my questions and more. He also told me how to get around the city using the Istanbul card. Thank you."


Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Morning

Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Morning

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34
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$35.69
From
$35.69
Roll through Sultanahmet, the heart of historic Istanbul, atop a Segway on this fun morning tour that gets you through the sights at a pace walking can’t match. After spending a minute or two mastering your machine, don your headset and helmet to see the signatures: the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, and more. You’ll travel in a small group for a safer and more intimate experience.
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* A traveler said: "Tarik was amazing. We had an awesome time on our tour. Tarik was so knowledgeable and patient. We really enjoyed ourselves. I definitely recommend this tour and if Tarik is your tour guide you will not be disappointed."


Small Group Tour: Best of Istanbul with Lunch and Tickets (10 people Max)

Small Group Tour: Best of Istanbul with Lunch and Tickets (10 people Max)

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24
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$90.00
Price varies by group size
From
$90.00
Price varies by group size
Visit the best sights of Istanbul in the accompany of your family friendly tour guide and small group. Explore Istanbul's most wondrous monuments in one day such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Stroll through the ancient streets of the Grand Bazaar and walk through tiny treasures created by local craftsmen.
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Just Hagia Sophia Tour /Skip The Lines

Just Hagia Sophia Tour /Skip The Lines

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20
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$5.95
From
$5.95
With this tour you can skip the que.You can learn about the Hagia Sophia with our Professional Tour Guide Hagia Sophia Ticket Meeting Point : The tour starts at the right in front of the Hagia Sophia. Our guide will greet you with the GULLİVER TOUR’S Flag Hours : The approximate duration is 45 minutes Everyday :10:00 ,12:00,14:00,16:00
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* A traveler said: "The guide was phenomenal. Knowledge, punctual and went beyond the basics of the experience. I certainly recommend, especially if you want a primer on the landmark and don't want to wait in line for an indeterminate amount of time."


Istanbul Modern City Walking: Taksim to Galata With Secret Passages

Istanbul Modern City Walking: Taksim to Galata With Secret Passages

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7
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$17.85
From
$17.85
Experience the lively Taksim district under the knowledgeable eye of your guide. Sample locally produced lokum (Turkish Delight) in between seeing the area’s noteworthy attractions. Veer away from the hustle and bustle of Istiklal Avenue to discover the beautiful side streets and historical passages that get missed by tourists and Turks alike.
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* A traveler said: "This was our second tour with Erol during our trip and it was excellent! We learned the best local eating places, that we went to try out later and they were delicious! We never felt rushed through the tour as he explained the significance of lots of sights and showed us the local treasures! Definitely recommend!"


Private Half-Day Sightseeing in Istanbul

Private Half-Day Sightseeing in Istanbul

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1
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$134.85
Price varies by group size
From
$134.85
Price varies by group size
Spend the day sightseeing in Istanbul with your local driver who will show you around. Admire popular attractions from the comfort of your own private car in a fully customizable tour. Your Welcomer will share historical facts and immerse you into the Turkish lifestyle. Explore the Historical Peninsula where the heart of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire once beat. The name might have changed - Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - but the beauty remains timeless. Marvel at magnificent buildings such as the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Galata Tower, the Dolmabahçe Palace and unravel the past of the region. Finish off your tour admiring the view from the Bosphorus Bridge. Our drivers are not licensed to accompany you into the sights but are very knowledgeable of the places visited and will provide all the necessary historical information and their local perspective. At the end of the ride, your friendly driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

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623
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$59.49
From
$59.49
Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest cities, and this hop-on hop-off tour offers a truly flexible way to explore it. Board your open-top, double-decker bus at any stop along the two routes, and enjoy the views as you listen to the audio commentary. Then, create your own sightseeing itinerary as you hop on and off at any of the stops to visit highlights such as the spectacular Topkapi Palace, the UNESCO-protected Hagia Sophia, the Egyptian Bazaar, and more. Your ticket is valid for 1, 2, or 3 days and entry to select attractions.
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* A traveler said: "Very informative and easy to find bus stops also included river cruise which was enjoyable, found the staff were helpful."


Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

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371
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$59.49
From
$59.49
Instead of driving around Istanbul all day in a stuffy tour bus, discover the city’s beauty in style on this relaxing sunset cruise down the Bosphorus, the waterway that marks the border between Asian Turkey and European Turkey. From the open-air deck of your luxury yacht, see riverside landmarks like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque and the Rumeli Fortress, all lit by the beautiful dusk light.
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* A traveler said: "The service was great, smooth, the boat was beautiful, and the scenery was excellent. it was a wonderful evening."


Skip The Line: ISTANBUL PRIVATE TOUR

Skip The Line: ISTANBUL PRIVATE TOUR

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300
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$90.00
Price varies by group size
From
$90.00
Price varies by group size
Tick through Istanbul’s highlights without hassles or getting lost, and with a guide to reveal their history on this tour. Admire and hear tales of the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome that you’d probably miss alone, and clearly hear the guide’s commentary.
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* A traveler said: "Aişa was an awesome guide. I met with her and our group in the morning, then we started the tour at the blue mosque of Istanbul, Sultan's Palace, and Hogia Sophia. The Grand Bazaar was closed due to Eid celebration, so we ended the tour with and finally ended with a tour of basilica cistern. Highly recommend"


Istanbul Shore Excursion: Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour
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Istanbul Shore Excursion: Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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265
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$65.00
From
$65.00
See the best of Istanbul on this 1-day sightseeing Istanbul shore excursion. With the help of your expert local guide, spend your time at port in Istanbul exploring this world class city’s many highlights. This tour serves as an ideal introduction to this fascinating city that spans two continents and many worlds. After, you will return to your ship for an on-time departure.
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* A traveler said: "This was a great tour. The guide met us at the ship and took us to all the highlights of Istanbul. He was very informative and was attentive to our questions and comfort. Lunch was nice and included. The grand bazaar was crowded and somewhat overwhelming but the items we bought were much cheaper there. Photos Optional"


Bosphorus Cruise Boat Tour İstanbul 3 Hours Tour With 1 Hour Stop in Asia Side

Bosphorus Cruise Boat Tour İstanbul 3 Hours Tour With 1 Hour Stop in Asia Side

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255
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.61
From
$22.61
Enjoy stunning views of historic Istanbul from the water during this narrated boat tour down the Bosphorus. Cover many of the city’s top attractions from the scenic strait, passing highlights like Galata Tower, Dolmabahce and Topkapi palaces, and Rumeli Fortress. You’ll also head to Asia and back, with a get-down stop on Istanbul’s Anatolian side and free time to explore on your own.
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* A traveler said: "Nice ride and professional staff. We were dropped off on the Asian side of Istanbul for an hour which was the best part. Good option for solo travelers. Worth the money."


Private Tour: Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour including Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
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Private Tour: Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour including Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

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201
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$95.00
Price varies by group size
From
$95.00
Price varies by group size
Experience the finest attractions in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet district during this private, guided day tour of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. Marvel at these famous monuments alongside your expert guide who will give you individual attention on this private voyage.
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* A traveler said: "Great tour. Amazing guide who tailored the sites to our needs gave interesting and comprehensive information and was also kind and fun to talk to. We learned so much, saw so much, and had an amazing time."


Istanbul Sunset Cruise - Luxurious Yacht Cruise with Live Guide on the Bosphorus

Istanbul Sunset Cruise - Luxurious Yacht Cruise with Live Guide on the Bosphorus

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202
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$59.49
From
$59.49
Get a fresh look at Istanbul on this sunset yacht cruise with a live guide to tell you all the top tales as you glide by palaces, mosques and minarets. Sail north as far as pretty Kanlıca, then head south to see the Bosphorus Bridge transformed into a dazzling LED light sculpture after sunset. As you travel, enjoy snacks, water, seasonal fruit, tea, coffee and, of course, Turkey’s signature baklava.
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* A traveler said: "Best part of our trip to Istanbul. Very professional ,friendly stuff with good English. Kept everyone on board happy. 100% recommended"


The 10 Tastings of Istanbul With Locals: Private Street Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Istanbul With Locals: Private Street Food Tour

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114
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$88.04
Price varies by group size
From
$88.04
Price varies by group size
Taste 10 of Istanbul's top culinary treats on this half-day private food tour. Your guide will walk you through a carefully curated itinerary of the best must-taste foods, including raki, durum, and baklava, among others. This private tour means undivided attention from your guide and plenty of chance to ask questions. You'll find some new favorites and places you'll want to return during the rest of your stay in Istanbul.
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* A traveler said: "I love food and culture and this tour delivers it all! Large variety of different Turkish foods in Taksim neighborhood. This was truly a highlight of our overall trip. Highly recommend!"


Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha

Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha

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111
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$30.00
From
$30.00
Uncover the sacred practice of the mystical Sufis at an authentic Mevlevi Sema Ceremony held at Istanbul’s Hodjapasha, and witness the 800-year-old tradition that has been preserved on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Be mesmerized by the bizarre yet beautiful sight of the Whirling Dervishes as they perform their unique spiritual rituals during an hour-long show, including a live orchestra and 360-video projections.
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* A traveler said: "Short and sweet with a quick introduction. Informative with an intimate setting. From God we receive, to humanity we give’."


Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Half-Day Cruise from Istanbul

Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Half-Day Cruise from Istanbul

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100
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$53.54
From
$53.54
Spend a pleasant afternoon exploring the Bosphorus Strait and the Black Sea during this cruise from Istanbul. Before departing, taste traditional Turkish meze and other specialties aboard the boat at the dock and then begin your cruise of the Bosphorus Strait from Rumeli Hisarı Fortress. You will see top attractions like Galata Tower and the Bosphorus Bridge as you cruise into the Black Sea. Plus, discover the old fortress remnants at Anadolu Kavağı and even stop for dip into the Black Sea at Poyrazköy, a charming seaside village.
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* A traveler said: "Loved it all! Very friendly tour guides and amazing views. The weather was beautiful, we learnt about the history of Istanbul and we also got a chance to swim, so be sure to bring some spare clothes! Highly recommend :)"


Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Turkish Night Show (All Inclusive)

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Turkish Night Show (All Inclusive)

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99
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$42.67
From
$42.67
Set sail along the Bosphorus, the meeting point of Europe and Asia, on this evening cruise. Experience Istanbul at its most atmospheric as you cruise past the illuminated city skyline and admire landmarks including Dolmabahce Palace, the Bosphorus Bridge, and the Maiden's Tower. While on-board, tuck into a 3-course dinner and enjoy a variety of entertainment including whirling dervishes, belly dancing, and DJs.
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* A traveler said: "Every thing,Dancers,and servers!were very helpful and kinds,responsable people,helpfull crew on ship"


Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner and Belly-Dancing Show

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Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner and Belly-Dancing Show

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95
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$69.60
$77.34
$7.74 savings
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$69.60
$77.34
$7.74 savings
Enjoy a night on the Bosphorus Strait filled with belly dancing and Anatolian folk music during this 3.5-hour dinner cruise from Istanbul. This Bosphorus dinner cruise traverses over the strait’s beautiful evening waters and passes Istanbul’s best sights. See the illuminated Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and Blue Mosque as you watch a traditional performance and savor great food and drinks.
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* A traveler said: "me and my partner went on 30.03.2019 and we love every moment of it. The journey was lovely, the food was great and the entertainment was great! would definitely recommend."


Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul

Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul

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95
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$83.29
Price varies by group size
From
$83.29
Price varies by group size
Discover Istanbul on a full-day tour that travels on foot and public transit to historic landmarks and local cultural hubs. Start by touring the Hippodrome, Serefiye Cistern and Grand Bazaar, then take a break for Turkish coffee, pastry and hookah (tobacco pipe). Visit the book and paper market Sahaflar Çarşısı, which started in the Byzantine era, then tour Istanbul University. Continue to Suleymaniye Mosque, the Spice Bazaar and the Church of St George before winding through the districts of Fener and Balat — the old Greek and Jewish neighborhoods.
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* A traveler said: "Extremely knowledgeable guide, full of detailed information you will hear nowhere else, especially as relates to the more modern history of Istanbul. I hadn’t read about any of the sites we were shown in any of the tourist guides, and would have completely missed this entire side of the city. I now leave the city feeling I have gotten a fairly comprehensive view of it considering the brevity of my stay. I never do guided tours, but I am extremely glad I did this one - worth every penny. Thank you so much for everything, especially your kindness, in sharing yourself and your experiences, n answering all our questions, and making sure we were taken care of throughout the tour."


Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Day Cruise from Istanbul

Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Day Cruise from Istanbul

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94
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$93.99
From
$93.99
Sail between two continents and into the Black Sea on this full-day cruise along the Bosphorus Strait from Istanbul, with an onboard guide, plus a delicious included lunch on deck. Gaze over the shores of Europe and Asia as you cruise along the Istanbul Bosphorus; stop to visit the city’s pretty Ortaköy neighborhood; and enjoy guided tours of the ornate Küçüksu Palace and Rumeli Fortress. Lastly, moor at the picturesque Black Sea village of Poyrazköy with time to swim in the sea; or explore the medieval castle of Anadolu Kavağı.
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* A traveler said: "Awwome tour, i realy enjoyed more then my hole stay in Istanbul , i would strongly recomend specially for solo for this trip, I would defenately go again when eevisit istanbul"


Highlights & Hidden Gems of Istanbul: Private City Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems of Istanbul: Private City Tour

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95
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$70.20
Price varies by group size
From
$70.20
Price varies by group size
Benefit from a flexible schedule and personalized attention on this half-day private tour in Istanbul. Perfect for those short on time, this private tour lets you move at your own pace and focus on things that interest you. Highlights can include a tram ride, a funicular ride, the neighborhood of Karakoy, and the Blue Mosque. All private transportation included.
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* A traveler said: "Wonderful tour guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. Intimate tour of only my party plus the guide. We stayed within the historic district so we did not need a car to travel from location to location, everything was close."


Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise Tour, Golden Horn Coach Tour and Pierre Loti Tour

Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise Tour, Golden Horn Coach Tour and Pierre Loti Tour

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82
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$41.64
From
$41.64
See Istanbul from three different vantage points on this tour, including a sightseeing cruise, panoramic tour and cable car ride. Take a scenic cruise on the Bosphorus and admire top Istanbul attractions such as the Bosphorus Bridge and Rumeli Fortress from the water. Then, take a coach drive around the Golden Horn districts to see the former Jewish quarter, old city walls, iron-built St Stephens and other lesser-known treasures. Lastly, catch the cable car up Pierre Loti Hill to witness the stellar city views from its hilltop cafe.
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* A traveler said: "The tour guide is amazing and explained very well. Though it was a short trip able to see most of the places."


Istanbul by Night: Local Food Tasting - Dining Out in Turkish Way as Locals

Istanbul by Night: Local Food Tasting - Dining Out in Turkish Way as Locals

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81
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$95.18
From
$95.18
Awaken your culinary senses with this small-group Turkish food night tour in Istanbul. This tour explores Istanbul’s off the beaten path eateries, letting you discover the best of Turkey’s traditional tastes. Visit a barbecue restaurant and roast kebabs over an open flame, savor classics from a ‘simit’ bakery and enjoy live music and delicious meze at a ‘meyhane’ (Turkish tapas bar). This small-group food tour is limited to 15 people, for more personalized attention from your guide.
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* A traveler said: "A very good experience, our guide was excellent. The places were we visit was very familiar and the food spectacular."


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