4.5 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

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  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This was one of the of our whole stay in Istanbul. We had two terrific young male guides with only four Americans on this adventure. The food was excellent and had a full variety...but the tripe soup took some getting used to! WE loved being out amongst the locals and going to the game room complete with the tea drinks was also unforgettable. Thank you for a wonderful experience and one definitely worth every penny!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Absolutely loved the tour, excellent food well apart from the tripe soup! our favourite part was playing okey in the men's club, such a non touristy experience.....we searched istanbul until we found a boxed set to take home!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

great Guide
Food not so good
Avoid the seafood i.e. mussels
i suffered the next day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Good tour to taste local food at local joints. Our favorite was the tribe soup...it's a little lamby, but with some garlic and chili and vinegar, it's all good...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Absolutely outstanding tour! Would do it again in a heartbeat. Our tour guide was nice and patient with our questions. Save your appetite, there is a great deal of food on this one :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

This was a really fun and interesting tour. I don't remember our guide's name but she was very well-spoken and interesting, and we had a chance to try some truly local foods that I would very likely not have sampled on my own. The tour was well-paced and we visited some truly local restaurants/cafes as well as the famous Cicek Pasaji. It was also interesting walking along Istiklal Street at nighttime and seeing all the foot traffic. This was a great tour and I highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

This was a fun way to experience Turkish food and culture. We were picked up at our hotel and shuttled to Independence Street. We were only a group of 5, which was just right. We started at a place where the men go and play the game Okay. We learned how to play, plus were given a little bit of strategy by some locals. From then on we went to various restaurants and sampled lots of different foods. Kabobs, mussels, trip end of course raki. The tour didn't finish until well after midnight. Fun was had by all!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

This was one of my favorite tours yet. Yuke was our tour guide; she was friendly, warm, and all around fantastic. She provided great insight into the Turkish culture, while we walked around Taksim square and the surrounding area. We got to experience great Turkish cuisine and tried traditional food that we would never have tried on our own. We LOVED this tour and would highly recommend it to anyone who has an open mind and wants to truly experience the city and its culture.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Very very tasty

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

One of the best tours I have taken. My guide was excellent and I got to see places that few tourists get to see and to try new Turkish foods. I very much recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

This is the first tour I did on the same day that I flew in. The tour guide: Serhat Kalay is an awesome tour guide. First you are picked up at your hotel and taken over the Galata bridge to Taksim square. He then takes you around mainly on Independence street. You dodge in and out finding gems of restaurants and local places, sampling all types of foods everything from street vendors to awesome grills. tasted everything from street chestnuts and oysters to grilled kebabs and local rakun drink that tastes like ouzo. Must try the tripe soup! Highly Recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

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 :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

What a terrific was to get into a city. Guide fantastic and such a great variety pack into one night. A must do.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

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.

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