Private & Guided Istanbul Old City - Private & Guided Istanbul Food Tour 2 DAYS

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Tour description

The tour will take you to the roots of historic Istanbul with a visit to the monuments of Byzantine and Ottoman cultural heritage. The tour takes you off the beaten track so you can sample the real tastes of Istanbul and experience delicious Turkish delicacies you may not have known existed. While discovering local markets you will also gain an overview of Turkish history and culture while appreciating the unique architecture of Istanbul. Whether you are a food expert or just love food the Istanbul Food Tour will fulfill your eating dreams.

ItineraryDay 1: Private & Guided Istanbul Old City Tour - Highlights Of Istanbul Stop At: Blue Mosque, IstanbulThe tour starts at the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque is the second largest mosque in Istanbul and it was built during the Ottoman Period. It is known for its blue Iznik tiles and being the only Ottoman mosque with 6 minarets. (Please note due to the renovation work the Blue Mosque is partly closed)Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Topkapi Palace, IstanbulThen we will visit Topkapi Palace, which was the main palace of the Ottoman Sultans until 1856. Many famous exhibitions are housed in the palace. The Imperial Treasury is another part of the palace and it has an 86 carat diamond on display. We will have a splendid view of the Bosporus and the Golden Horn from the palace.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), IstanbulAfter here we will have a lunch break and continue to Hagia Sophia, one of the most important buildings in the history of world architecture. Built as a church by the Byzantines and decorated with mosaic tile icons, it then served as a mosque during the Ottoman era. You will definitely be impressed by being in a 1500 years old museum.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Grand Bazaar Jewelers, IstanbulThe tour ends with a visit to the Grand Bazaar. It is the largest bazaar in the world with its 52 small streets and more than 4000 shops.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Private & Guided Istanbul Food Tour - Taste Of IstanbulStop At: Karakoy Rihtim, IstanbulThe tour will start when you are picked up from your hotel and begin with a walk around the Spice market. Where you will have a chance to see where locals have been buying their spices for hundreds of years. We will then walk from Galata bridge to Karakoy where we have our Turkish breakfast which includes Turkish menemen, sucuklu omlet, kaymak, and honey. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Beyoglu, IstanbulThen we will catch a metro up to Pera and walk along the famous Istiklal street. We will make a tea stop and you will have the chance to learn how to play backgammon.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kadikoy Carsisi, IstanbulIn the afternoon we will catch a ferry to from the European side of Istanbul to the Asian side to Kadikoy (Kalkedon ancient name that means the city of the blind) where you are going to taste Mersin's tantuni or if you are feeling adventurous maybe have a liver wrap. We will continue to the fish market where you can sample stuffed or fried mussels as well as pickles. Turkish people love their pickles and we will visit a shop that only sells pickles.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Egyptian Bazaar, IstanbulA Turkish food tour would not be complete without sampling Turkish coffee and desserts. So after indulging, we will then catch a ferry back to the Europe side of Istanbul where the tour will conclude. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: we have our Turkish breakfast which includes Turkish menemen, sucuklu omlet, kaymak, and honey. • Lunch: You are going to taste Mersin's tantuni or a liver wrap. At the fish market where you can sample stuffed, fried musselsNo accommodation included on this day.

What's included

  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Public transportation.
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
  • Entry/Admission - Kadikoy Carsisi

What's not included

  • Lunch during the old city tour.
  • Harem entrance at Topkapi Palace.

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Private & Guided Istanbul Old City Tour - Highlights Of Istanbul Stop At: Blue Mosque, Istanbul The tour starts at the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque is the second largest mosque in Istanbul and it was built during the Ottoman Period. It is known for its blue Iznik tiles and being the only Ottoman mosque with 6 minarets. (Please note due to the renovation work the Blue Mosque is partly closed) Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Istanbul Then we will visit Topkapi Palace, which was the main palace of the Ottoman Sultans until 1856. Many famous exhibitions are housed in the palace. The Imperial Treasury is another part of the palace and it has an 86 carat diamond on display. We will have a splendid view of the Bosporus and the Golden Horn from the palace. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), Istanbul After here we will have a lunch break and continue to Hagia Sophia, one of the most important buildings in the history of world architecture. Built as a church by the Byzantines and decorated with mosaic tile icons, it then served as a mosque during the Ottoman era. You will definitely be impressed by being in a 1500 years old museum. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Grand Bazaar Jewelers, Istanbul The tour ends with a visit to the Grand Bazaar. It is the largest bazaar in the world with its 52 small streets and more than 4000 shops. Duration: 1 hour No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day 2: Private & Guided Istanbul Food Tour - Taste Of Istanbul Stop At: Karakoy Rihtim, Istanbul The tour will start when you are picked up from your hotel and begin with a walk around the Spice market. Where you will have a chance to see where locals have been buying their spices for hundreds of years. We will then walk from Galata bridge to Karakoy where we have our Turkish breakfast which includes Turkish menemen, sucuklu omlet, kaymak, and honey. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Beyoglu, Istanbul Then we will catch a metro up to Pera and walk along the famous Istiklal street. We will make a tea stop and you will have the chance to learn how to play backgammon. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Kadikoy Carsisi, Istanbul In the afternoon we will catch a ferry to from the European side of Istanbul to the Asian side to Kadikoy (Kalkedon ancient name that means the city of the blind) where you are going to taste Mersin's tantuni or if you are feeling adventurous maybe have a liver wrap. We will continue to the fish market where you can sample stuffed or fried mussels as well as pickles. Turkish people love their pickles and we will visit a shop that only sells pickles. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Egyptian Bazaar, Istanbul A Turkish food tour would not be complete without sampling Turkish coffee and desserts. So after indulging, we will then catch a ferry back to the Europe side of Istanbul where the tour will conclude. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast: we have our Turkish breakfast which includes Turkish menemen, sucuklu omlet, kaymak, and honey. • Lunch: You are going to taste Mersin's tantuni or a liver wrap. At the fish market where you can sample stuffed, fried mussels No accommodation included on this day.