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Yuke (and your brother), thanks for the tour and showing me great Turkish hospitality. I pretty much enjoyed everything I ate and drank. Along with the historical and social commentary behind the food and areas we walked through, I appreciated the candid and unscripted discussions throughout the night. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone. For me, it was a great intro into the Turkish culture.
I highly recommed this tour if you like to try new dishs. We went to like 5 different restaurants, a bakery, and 2 coffee shop. Our tour guide was Uuke Celik a young lady full of energy. She made the trip amazing :)
What a terrific was to get into a city. Guide fantastic and such a great variety pack into one night. A must do.
Sharp, well-informed, spunky guide took me to a variety of food and historical places. Lots of walking involved along uneven pavement... so if you're not comfortable walking briskly on cobblestones you should give this a pass. Otherwise, I highly recommend this fun and informative tour.
We booked this for our first night in Istanbul, hoping it would be a good way to familiarize ourselves with the city while also taking care of dinner. The tour accomplished both objectives, and then some!
It was so much more fun than we had expected. Our guide Selma did a great job of making the evening enjoyable for us and the other couple on the tour.
In addition to getting a tour of the Beyoglu nightlife, we got a tile game lesson in a traditional tea house, a charcoal grilled kebab on a hidden rooftop terrace, kokorec with hot peppers, melons and fresh cheese as we were serenaded with live gypsy music, and topped off the evening with tripe soup at a streetside table.
The food was great, but what made the tour special was the experiences. I don't think we could have found some of these places and experiences on our own, especially not the first night.
I highly recommend this tour.
This was a fun way to be introduced to Istanbul and a great wait to experience some new culinary delights in a new city. The guide was very dedicated, professional and was proud to share her culture. Will definitely recommend to others. Great job!
The guide was very knowledgeable. Excellent English and a very fun evening. A must do.
This tour was a great oportunity to get to know more about Turkish cuisine and try a few things out. We were taken to a few hidden spots where there were mainly locals, which we really enjoyed. We also had some Turkish coffee and the typical liquor, raki. The live music was great too, very authentic!
Concept of the tour is great and offers opportunity to try different local dishes and experience venues and customs you wouldn't necessarily find yourself, including a rooftop bar. It was very enjoyable - there were just 2 of us on the tour which was a bit of a bonus. Another plus is they collect you at your hotel and return you at the end of the evening. The guide unfortunately cut the evening short by 1 hour by not going to the live music venue per the promotional brochure - pity.
Good and interesting way of seeing the city. the Guide was friendly and made the evening interesting.
We had a wonderful evening with Sanem our guide. We were in fact the only two people on the tour. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the new part of Istanbul. Sanem was full of enthusiasm and told us a lot about Istanbul. We went to a bakers, then to a backstreet cafe where a lot of older men were playing a game, and Sanem showed us how to play the game. We then went to a restaurant and had kebabs and raki. We did not grill our own as advertised. We went to several other restaurants and tried other food, We ended sitting outside a coffee bar, where there were a lot of young people. We were then taken back to our hotel. The evening was really enhanced by Sanem who told us such a lot, and we both had a very enjoyable evening.
I thought it was a great introduction to Turkish cuisine. Our guide was very friendly and approachable. My group was very impressed by the tour.
Guide was very good. It was more of tour of night life than food. I was a little disappointed by the food being not so good. We signed up for the food than the actual night tour.